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Orange Elephant Backpackers

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Orange Elephant Backpackers offer rooms and tours that are of exceptional value. Myself and my partner did the Addo/Cradock tour and had an amazing time. John picked us up from our hostel in Port Elizabeth and we drove to the backpackers also stopping to pick...More

Thank madeleinemilburn
Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 3 days ago

Hey Maddy I am s happy you guys enjoyed it. Andrew and Siebert are exceptional guides and will always do their utmost to find the animals. Seeing the Cheetah is always a bonus and at least you got to see 4 of of the "Township"5...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Good things: - clean double rooms - the guide that took us to the park had a lot of facts to share - big kitchen - nice pub Not so good things: - only one real bathroom available for the dorms and the double rooms...More

Thank Natalie F
Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 14 April 2018

Hi Natalie I am truly sorry the 16 seater bus was late for the safari. When we have big groups, we use local businesses to outsource our transport and the bus was not cleaned to the business owners personal satisfaction. Bhut Ghete, the owner of...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

I stayed in 'The Hut' the dorm room opposite the kitchen. The room was 4 bunk beds making a 8 bed dorm. The beds were comfortable and clean but there is no power in the hut. if you want to charge a phone you have...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I had a nice stay at Orange Elephant Backpackers. The staff is very friendly, and the shuttle to the BazBus-stop was well organised. The dorm was spacious and clean. There is a pub next to the hostel and an little supermarket and restaurant in walking...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and it feels like it is a good old friend when you talk for example to John. The pub is nice to get in touch with other backpacker. Price is very cheap. Heater wasn’t working. For one night it is...More

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Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for the review. I checked the heater in the room and all that you had to do was switch it on at the heater....... When you visit again book a Full day safari with us so we can show you all the amazing sights...More

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"The hut has no power sockets"
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"Double rooms are spacious, while the dorms are basic and slightly cramped."
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"Try to avoid the room opposite Reception as it can be noisy, and the smoking area is close by with smoke..."
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"Both private rooms and the dorm are really quiet and comfortable"
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