All Comments for Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre

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Angelika le Roux, South Africa - 04 January 2016
My partner and I stayed at the Fat Pony for 3 days from 30 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016.
We were not very happy or satisfied with the establishment. The room and bathroom was clean (although this can not be said for the kitchen and communal areas). Our room did not have a key and when we enquired about this (after giving the owners time to first look for the key like they said they were doing),we were very non-chalantly told that there is no room key and that the previous people must have left with it. So for our entire stay,we had to leave our room open when we left and at night. Granted nothing was stolen,but still no privacy.
The bathroom shower and toilet were also clogged up. We dis not bother to even report this,since the issue with our room key was just dismissed by the owners. They also didn't even check up on us once to ask whether everything was fine.
Friendly horses and dogs.
Sue Van Biljon, South Africa - 30 December 2014
We would like to thank Lorna and everyone at the Fat Pony Back Packers for a wonderful stay and for making us feel so at home Lorna your laugh is so contagious and Alan for letting me use the internet to keep up to date on my email and for all the help in our directions when we did not know how to get somewhere. I really don't know where the fat pony was but we all enjoyed ourselves especially Petrus my son, I think he wishes he was back there. Once again many, many thanks for everything. regards Sue and family.
So friendly
Vivienne Graham, South Africa - 21 October 2011
We stayed at the Fat Pony with some friends and had a fun time. On arrival, we were helped by one of the riders and directed to check-in. As we walked into the kitchen, we were greeted by a girl using the oven to bake treats. The room was cool and the campsite a large lawn. The outdoor braai area is great for entertainment and protected from the sun by a huge shady tree. My friends say they can tick off camping in Kraaifontein from their bucket list. The establishment is actually surrounded by large plots and farms and located in Joostenbergvlakte. They have a great communal area and feature movie entertainment and music from time to time. We had a great stay and recommend it if you are looking for a laid-back and super friendly place to stay.


Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre
Alan and Lorna warmly welcome you to their Cape Town backpackers and riding centre, Fat Pony. This is a family-run, child and biker-friendly farm house hostel in the Western Cape Winelands. We offer airport shuttles, free Wi-Fi, comfortable and airy dorms just 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre. Overland vehicles are welcome.

Relax in one of the En-suite Dormitories. Fat Pony has dorms and Mini Dorms, perfect for large and small groups. The Mini Dorms have heating for cool winter months and private entrances. All bed linens are provided.

Cook your meals in a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with a log fire or braai outside. Relax on comfortable sofas in a large games room with pool table, library and sun deck overlooking a braai garden with pool. Free Wi-Fi is available covering most of the farm. There are towels and a laundry room with washer and dryer available to hire for a small fee.

Hire a bike and wine taste your way through scenic Cape Winelands. Make new friends while joining in on a riding lesson, pony trail or workshop - we have special discounts for guests.

Nearby activities include Butterfly World, Dirtopia an off-road mountain biking and hiking centre, golfing, quad biking and paintball. Wine tasting along the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes is a great day excursion. Venture into Cape Town to explore Table Mountain with walks, hikes, climbs and abseiling. Tour around the museums, sandy beaches and enjoy a variety of water sports. Take a trip to the cinema, pubs, clubs and restaurants of Cape Town.


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