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Elundini Backpackers

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“bread making”(4 reviews)
“local xhosa”(3 reviews)
“her husband”(5 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
Pool
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This backpackers gives you a true Xhosa experience you won't find in any brochure. Stay in tradional rondavels and join the activities organised by local people trough their 100% self owned businesses. At night have a sundowner around the campfire and gaze at the galaxy of stars on a...
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Elundini Location, Hogsback 5700, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We (Andrew and Rebecca) stayed at Elundini almost 4 months ago but shamefully have only just gotten around to writing this. Leive and Elliot have created something special. A backpackers immersed in the local Xhosa village community with well priced tours and activities run by...More

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Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks a lot for this lovely review Rebecca!! Spread the Elundini vibes:-).....

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Elundini Backpackers is one of the two places out of hundreds we've visited in South Africa that we keep visiting again and again. It is a place filled with realistic optimism, everyday joy, and humble resilience. You'll meet people with stories and laughter. It is...More

Thank Siri N
Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 1 November 2017

Hahaha....that's funny...THE travel destination!!! Wish he could do our PR:-) He will convince everybody to come this side!! Thanks for this very, very lovely review. This means probably you are back home. Hope on your next trip to SA you'll have time to pop in...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

I love staying at Elundini. We were already there 2x although it is a looooong drive from Cape Town. You don't come for luxury but you come to see the real life in South Africa. Lieve does a lot of work in the community so...More

Thank JessyLip
Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Jessy, Thanks for taking your time to write this lovely review. When people come with kiddies here, it's amazing to see how quickly they all connect with the local children. Soccer is indeed a great ice breaker. Hope you will pay us another visit...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Plenty of other reviews cover the lovely friendly Elundini Backpackers run by Lieve and Elliot so I will tell you about one of the mountain biking and hiking possibilities in the area. A trip I have done twice with a different group of friends each...More

Thank Richard312557
Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 26 October 2017

Hi Richard, Thanks a lot for this lovely review. Indeed Elundini is a mountain biking paradise. Hope to see you back soon when you come and explore new routes๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Lots of love Lieve

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Hidden behind the Amatola mountains of the Eastern Cape, peacefully located along the gravel road that connect hogsback to Seymour, there is a village named Elundini. The backpacker, a family-owned budget-hostel built within the village, is a fantastic place and a great opportunity to switch...More

Thank Simone_baldanzi
Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 25 October 2017

Hey...Your Xhosa is better than mine๐Ÿ˜‚!! Thanks a million for this amazing review. Hope to see you again soon in SA...So you can teach me some more Xhosa!!! Warm regards, Lieve

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Restaurant
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
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Price range
US$21 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$21 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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"Trust Lieve and Elliot!"
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"all rondavels and the diningroom have a spectacular view on the Amathole Mountains . Great view of..."
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"Arrive early in the afternoon to enjoy the setting sun and a fireside chat with Elliott."
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"The Rondavels have a lovely view of the mountains"
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