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Elundini Backpackers

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Elundini Location, Hogsback 5700 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden route is always a bit hectic, and this was just the place to unwind for two days. The amenities are exactly as described, but completely adequate for such rural splendour. We did the bush walk as well as the bread making and Xhosa...More

Thank Daz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family run business is really special-it feels less like a hostel and more like staying with a family. Leive and Elliot are so friendly and welcoming and do A LOT for the local community. This really is the best way to experience Xhosa culture...More

Thank MBurry47
Response from Lieve C, Owner at Elundini BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks a lot for this lovely review. Really glad you enjoyed. If you ever come around again...Well crack another bottle of brandy😁. Enjoy Asia and the rest of your gap year. Warm regards, Lieve and Elliot

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

1  Thank Rebecca C
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

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Description
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 More night have a sundowner around the campfire and gaze at the galaxy of stars on a moonlit evening. A true sense of living guaranteed. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$21 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$21 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
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Traveller (51)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (6)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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Elundini Location, Hogsback 5700 South Africa
Getting there
East London Airport103 km
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Room Tips
"Trust Lieve and Elliot!"
Simone_baldanzi
23 Oct 2017
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"all rondavels and the diningroom have a spectacular view on the Amathole Mountains . Great view of..."
MarcD664
22 Oct 2017
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"Arrive early in the afternoon to enjoy the setting sun and a fireside chat with Elliott."
Moss092014
18 Oct 2016
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"The Rondavels have a lovely view of the mountains"
SophiaAudetton
16 Apr 2016
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