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Elalini Backpackers

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Overview
Buffalo Bay Road Goukamma station, Knysna 6571 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Family Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed over at this backpackers close to Buffelsbaai for a few days and it was delightful. The service is really good and they make their guests feel super welcome. Everything was neat, clean and just as advertised.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank AndreaK4377
Response from Douglas H, Owner at Elalini BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrea, thank you for your positive response! We enjoyed having you guys here. We hope you come again soon!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

What a happy hearty hidden gem of a place. Popped in by accident. What hospitality, peace, and by goodness.... Fire roasted burger with fresh salad from heaven! Absolutely worth a road trip! Next time I may just book in, backpack and all, to hopefully get...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Christa R
Response from Douglas H, Owner at Elalini BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day Christa Thank you so much for your positive review of Flippin' Knys Restaurant! We highly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon and hopefully you will try some of our award winning cheesecake!

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Good service and great food / coffee. Awesome views and very unique. Pet friendly and can party all night long. Go on a short small train ride. And kids can play all over. Not far from Sedgefield and easy to get...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank 604claytonh
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Upon arriving we were immediately greeted by our friendly host, and noticed the peaceful atmosphere with pretty garden and beautiful views, a pleasant wind making the shady spot inviting. After a lovely chat we sat down to a delicious meal which was excellently presented at...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Christy-LynM
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, absolute awesome vibe! Very happy stay, lovely conversation with passionate owner. A must stay recommendation for family or friends. Spacious living with a homely feel. A bar with a younger feel, yet quite enough for a goods night sleep. The cleanest backpackers I...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank 376Daniel
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Description
Elalini Backpackers or “The Village” is situated at Goukamma Station, a stone throw away from the pristine Goukamma Nature Reserve for hikes and canoeing with a surfer’s paradise, Buffalo Bay five minutes away. Come More explore the natural surrounds on horseback or a guided tour with our trusted tour operators. Accommodation is kept rustic, clean and simple, but cosy, to enhance the traveller’s experience of a rural, peaceful village. We offer a free light breakfast for all our backpacker guests. Elalini is a hidden gem (but can be found!). Just take the turn-off to Buffels Bay on the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna. Our dinner forms an integral part of Elalini, with beautiful views of the rusty train tracks where the Outeniqua Choo Choo used to operate. Come and enjoy a lively and energetic vibe, with fires burning at night under the beautiful starlit African skies. Elalini offers its visitors an African, farmer’s style and village setting in the heart of nature. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$33 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$33 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Dining (2)
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"Don't stay here without trying the scrumotious cheesecake!"
IgaM148
17 Aug 2017
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"Doouble rooms are always good! Love space!"
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25 Aug 2015
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