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Elundini Backpackers

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely stay with Leve and her family. We stayed two nights - the rondavel was so clean and warm and the beds very comfy. If you are looking for superfast wifi and room service then this place isn't for you but if you are looking for an authentic African experience then this little gem is perfect. We went...

Thank Robert H
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this nice location (Elundini) in a beautiful and clean rondavel. The guests were friendly, the breakfast and dinner excellent. We also visited the village and surroundings. Lieve, her husband and their 2 children were so nice and organised an event with the children of Elundini. Breakfast and dinner were excellent and shared with the other...

Thank RoL9191
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, It was great having you two here at Elundini and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please come visit us again during your next visit to SA. I'm curious for the photo's. Warm regards, Lieve

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Unfortunatly I only had two nights to spent at Elundini, because of a tight shedule, but it is one of the few places in the world , where you feel like home within a few hours. Lieve and Elliot are great hosts, they have many stories to tell about the surroundings and offer a huge range of activities to do....

Thank Sebastian K
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Seb, Reviews like yours just make our day and keeps us motivated to do what we do, because we actually love it!!! Thanks a lot for these kind words and please pop in again when you are in the Hogsback area. Warm regards, Lieve

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a long overdue review which I've been meaning to write for months (years even!). I first stayed at Elundini for 2 weeks back in 2014 as a volunteer and was made to feel so welcome that when I had the opportunity to return to South Africa I immediately new where I wanted to go. I stayed at Elundini...

Thank Joe-M-Sm
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Joe, Thanks for the lovely review. Always nice to have you here and awesome when guests turn into friends. Hope you have another project in the Eastern Cape soon:-)!!! Take care. Lots of love. Lieve

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The accommodation and food was a wonderful experience thanks to the hosts at Elundini. This is a unique experience that was well worth the detour to find. Congratulations on making your vision happen.

Thank Moss092014
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry for the late response, but my computer crashed and took a long time to fix. Welcome to South AFrica, hey:-)!!! Thanks for the awesome review!!! It's been an amazing 4 years so far running the backpackers though it's been hard work to spread our vibe and vision. But with reviews like yours it all makes it worth....

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend stayed one night here as our itenary was a little full but i could have easily stayed another night or two. Lots to do in the area like organised hikes and mountain biking, village tours, bread making and some others i forget ! Its also very relaxed and great views and the locals very friendly and...

1Thank Jamie T
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Yes, you definitely should have stayed longer....hahaha. It was nice having you guys!!! Hope the last days in South Africa were still amazing. Let's go on another pub tour again whenever you come back. Lots of love. Lieve

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My husband and I were looking for a place to stay for the last couple nights of our holiday and we are so glad we went to Elundini Backpackers, the only disappointment was that we couldn't stay for longer! Lieve and Elliott were lovely hosts and we were made to feel like part of the family from the minute we...

Thank Carolyn S
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thanks for this lovely review. I was also disappointed you couldn't stay a little bit longer:-). But I'm sure we will see each other again. Hopefully with your daughter next time. Would love to chat with her. Warm regards, Lieve

Mpame Bos, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We drove around Hogsback town looking for a "real" place to stay, one of the restaurants recommended we try out Elundini. After a short drive down the pass we found ourselves in a lovely community looking up at the Amathole Mountains. This was exactly what we were looking for! Its a lovely little place run by Lieve and her husband....

1Thank SophiaAudetton
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

What a lovely words, Sophia!!! Thanks for sharing the Elundini vibe with other Tripadvisor users. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here....and hopefully we see you back one day. Lots of love. Lieve

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We got a warm welcome and cold beers after a long trip. We joined for dinner and had a fantastic evening with great stories. Breakfast was very tastly and original with a kind of omelette in a cup. The rondavels are clean and the beds very solid and comfortable. We had a great stay and will defnitely return when in...

Thank onnostaal
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Onno, Thanks to take the time to write something about our place. We've build it with passion and I'm glad you liked your stay. Hope we see you again on another motorbike adventure or with the whole family. Let me know if it worked out with the water venture. Warm regards, Lieve

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfull place runned by very special people! Our car broke down on our way to Hogsback and Elliot came to help us even though we didn't book at their place. After a rough trip they gave us the warmest welcome! The rondavels are very clean and neat with a beautiful view, too bad we couldn't stay longer!

Thank Stephanie v
Lieve C, Owner at Elundini Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, We are so glad we could help!! Nothing worse then being stuck in the dark in the middle of nowhere. But you guys were very chilled about it....awesome!!! Always lovely to have a surprise visit and to enjoy a beer around the fire. Thanks for this lovely review and hope to see you again some day. Warm regards,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 moonlit evening. A true sense of living guaranteed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elundini Backpackers

Address: Elundini Location, Hogsback 5700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Price Range: ₹ 1,305 - ₹ 1,958 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Arrive early in the afternoon to enjoy the setting sun and a fireside chat with Elliott.”
Moss092014, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Rondavels have a lovely view of the mountains”
SophiaAudetton, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
HikingWildCoast, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms face the mountains so they are all awesome!”
llwkali, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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