Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre
and Cape Town Horse riding. Hostel accommodation on a farm with ponies and dogs in Northern Suburbs, Joostenbergvlakte. Ten minutes from Train Station.
Alan and Lorna have been operating a family run Riding Centre on their farm for many years and received numerous requests from people wanting to come and stay with them so they decided to launch Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre - a family friendly budget hostel just 30 mins from Cape Town and conveniently, 10 minutes from local train station. Their location, 10 minutes from N1 (Exit 34) makes them an ideal base for exploring Cape Town, Cape Winelands and the mountains of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl.
If you prefer quiet to the hustle and bustle of Cape Town`s hostels, clubs and bars, then Fat Pony is the haven for you. You can enjoy a warm, friendly welcome and relax in spacious, airy, hot water shower en suite, mixed dorms with windows which open and heating for cool winter months. All bed linens are provided and towels are available to hire.
Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre offers activities from Horse Riding and Pony Trails with Outrides through the scenic Cape Winelands - Lorna is BHSAI and EQASA qualified so you can be assured you are in very capable hands. To an on site Games Room with Table Tennis, Pool Table, Sun Deck overlooking a Braai Garden.
Facilities at Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre:
- Free WiFi
- Free Tea and Coffee
- Free Basic Breakfast
- Fully Equipped Shared Kitchen with log fire
- Horse Riding
- Off street Parking
- Braai Garden
- Games Room
- Table Tennis
- Pool Table
- Sun Deck
- Garden Pool
- Families Welcome
- Groups Welcome
- Conference Facilities plus Conference Room
- Hot Shower Bathroom En Suite Dorms
- Bedding included
- Laundry Room Hire
- Towel Hire
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Clothing & Accessories:
For horse riding activities, guests must bring closed toe, low heeled footwear. Flat soled takkies, high heels and open toe sandals are not suitable. Long pants- jeans, jodphurs, tracksuit are suitable. Fat Pony have limited riding hats available to borrow. For winter stays- warm clothing, waterproofs and wellington boots are a must.