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Orange Elephant Backpackers

R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Orange Elephant Backpackers
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is well located near Addo Elephant Park. The room we had was clean and comfortable and close to a shared bathroom. The food in the restaurant was good and the beer cold. We really appreciated that the owner did not push their tours, but instead gave us good information should we want to self drive the park, which... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A must if you're spending time in the Addo area. The staff is very accommodating and friendly and the same goes for owner John who went out of his way to help us. The backapackers has a lovely set-up, rooms are spacious and clean. In general it is clear that it is run with pride, making your stay there very... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed here in February just after high season so it was not super busy. Very accommodating staff with the owner, John at the rudder. The rooms are clean, spacious and affordable. There is a clear backpacker vibe and it's easy to meet new people. It is a huge property where you can stroll around the lemon orchards, chill in... More 

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Gwangju, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had a very good stay at the Orange Elephant on February 9th to 11th of this year (2015). Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I really appreciated the shuttle service to and from Port Elizabeth as I was by myself and not driving a vehicle. Meet a cool wildlife photographer working at the hostel, Conrad Cramer, and from him... More 

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OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Morning Kevin Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very nice and relaxing place. Staff is friendly and helpful. Most of all John, the owner. It is close to the Addo Elephant Park. Tours are offered. Has a pub 100m from the hostel. All together I had a great time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

family run establishment with plenty of personalized rustic charm South African style brimming with urban professionals, families, backpackers and animal lovers. helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating staff, great location and tours to Addo Park. highly recommend the Two Park Tour, which takes you to the Cradock Mountain Zebra National Park, not quite as popular as as Addo, but definitely worth the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed at Orange Elephant for several nights while working on a diversity survey around the Addo area. This is NOT your run-of-the-mill backpacker's place: it is charming and has a great atmosphere and energy! The rooms are all very clean and nicely-decorated, and there are lots of fellow travelers to meet and greet. Its proximity to Addo Elephant National... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night primarily due to visiting the addo national park; however we thoroughly enjoyed our stay the rooms were large, clean and had a really homely look to them. Plus the pub attached was not expensive and their pizzas turned out to be sublime! Nice and helpful staff too ! Luca

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The place is amazing,its not an usual backpakers. The owner John and his family will do they best to make your stay unforgettable. They will help u with everything : organizing trips (addo, cheetah sanctuary), booking bazbus tickets and give advice for the next destinations. The rooms are clean and really nice :) At night you can go and have... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We wanted to find a way to visit Addo Elephant Park without a car and Orange Elephant provided the perfect solution! We wrote to Erika to inquire about how to organize our visit and in an exchange of messages, she enabled us to create just the safari we wanted. She and Conrad picked us up in Port Elizabeth and drove... More 

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