Fat Pony Backpackers

Conveniently located between the Mother City and the vineyards of Stellenbosch and Paarl, you’ll be well-placed to begin any adventure. Go wine-tasting in the verdant, rolling hills of the various estates or make your way into the city centre with its myriad of restaurants, bars and shops. The resident Punjabi-chef is an expert in Indian cooking but we also provide scrumptious English and South African meals. After an intense day exploring, you can always buy wine from our bar or an ice-cold beer to wash away those aches and pains.

Camp amidst palm and guava trees on the grassy campsite. If you’d rather stay inside, there are rooms and dorms available. All rooms have en suite bathrooms as well as their own entrances. A home away from home, you can also interact with the horses and ponies who roam freely across the grounds.


  • 30-minute drive from the city centre
  • Short trip to wine estates
  • Shuttling from the airport
  • Family-friendly
  • Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, breakfast, barbeque area, tea and coffee facilities, rooms, dorms and campsites


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