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R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
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Orange Elephant Backpackers
Ranked #7 of 11 Specialty lodging in Addo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Berlin, Germany
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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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here a few weeks ago and had a great time. Friendly staff who were so welcoming. I misplaced my phone and John, the owner, went out his way to help me find it, even searching my vehicle with me. Orange Elephant is ideally situated next to Addo Elephant park and their staff are all fanatic... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 4nights and absolutely loved it. We visited the elephant park and our guide was fantastic, also went to the cheetah sanctuary and had the same guide who was Oman again fantastic. John the owner is very funny and friendly :-) thank you to the volunteers who were always up for a chat and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Orange Elephant backpackers is the perfect location for a trip to Addo Elephant Park & the nearby reptile sanctuary. They will help arrange your on-going itinerary & can organise visits to Mountain Zebra Nat.Pk - in fact nothing is too much trouble . You help yourselves to free breakfast & enjoy a traditional South African 'Potjie' for dinner, while relaxing... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is awesome! We stayed in a room for 4, with a semi open bathroom ensuite. Very clean, lovely room, good food, very friendly staff, awesome location. They even have an outside bathroom & toilet if you're feeling adventurous. Absolutely loved staying here!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Stayed for one night in the dorm hut. Pros - did the 1/2 day Addo park tour - great time! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and entertaining - lots of secure parking - bar is nice and spacious - staff is great and very helpful - good restaurant about 5 mins down the road - free breakfast of toast,... More

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

Hi Michelle I am appalled to hear someone told you that you cannot use the other bathrooms on the property. I must apologize for that on behalf of everybody here. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and I have dealt with the issue. All our guests are more than welcome to use any of the communal bathrooms at... More

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

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Orange Elephant Backpackers is a short 8km from the main gate of Addo Elephant National park. Our property is on a working citrus farm and borders the national park. On site is a restuarant with pub where you are likely to meet up with local farmers, game rangers, researchers. We have a variety of rooms - en suite doubles, doubles and twins with shared bathrooms, family rooms and camping. We are not a B&B but a backpackers/youth hostel ... more   less 
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