We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Addo accommodations

Orange Elephant Backpackers

Save
You added Orange Elephant Backpackers to your Saves list
R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Orange Elephant Backpackers
Ranked #7 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Addo
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Addo
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    21
    17
    6
    4
    2
See reviews for
3
21
8
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (50)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (15)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (15)
All months
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gwangju, South Korea
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed two nights mainly to see the addo elephant park which is well worth a visit. The hostel is basic, we stayed in a double room which was huge and decorated very nicely but quite damp. The kitchens small and the breakfast very minimal, it's difficult to eat if more than 4 people are staying. There's a pub attached which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berlin, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed there while visiting Addo National Park. Our stay was pleasant and what we expected. The staff were very friendly and honest and the guide to our safari was very knowledgable. Super Saturday Night Dinner! The property was well kept and it felt more like staying at a friend's house than at a backpacker which for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Orange Elephant Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Orange Elephant Backpackers

Address: R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Number of rooms: 13

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay