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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed two nights in a dorm located in a small hut just outside the main building. It is basic but clean, confortable and warm even in winter. The hostel offers a free and delicious breakfast, which is most enjoyable. I took the full day addo tour with Bryan. He is a young and passionate guide who cares a lot... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Came here for two nights over my birthday weekend to go to addo elephant park and was a little disappointed. This place needs to be updated and have a good clean. Although the double room was huge with a double and two singles- the bathroom was pretty awful, cold and smelly. It was also low season so there were only... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the private room with my own bathroom attached for two nights. The accommodation that OE did for me made my trip as memorable as it was and couldn't of done it without them. I paid for the shuttle from the airport and even though the plane ran into a slight 10-15 min delay and was slightly late... More 

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I had a good time at this backpackers. I stayed with 2 friends and we had a little hut just to ourselves with a double and a single bed and with our own bathroom. the outside showers were great but the mechanism of switching on the gas etc took a little while to understand. the hostel is quite spread out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This place might look a bit old, and although I maybe would have prefered something a bit more modern, the countryside vibe this place has really got me. Above that, the staff is one of the best I've expierenced in hostels. John is a real friendly guy and his son Josh showed us around town on what seemed like a... More 

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

Hi Leon It was really awesome to host you folk and I am really glad you enjoyed the safari and the surrounds. I hope you folk come back sometime when the beer is on tap John More 

Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We stayed here one night. The doorms are basic and kitchen is well equipped. Bathroom is average and clean. They do have a restaurant at the hostel. The special is a crafted beer which is really nice. There´s a italian restaurant in 5 min. walking distance. If you want to go to addo early in the morning than this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This has been my favorite backpackers yet. The Orange Elephant has such great energy. Everyone working here is friendly and great to chat with. The double rooms are spacious and very clean. There is a wonderful pub on the premises and a great market within easy walking distance. I would recommend booking the Addo tour through the backpackers for several... More 

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

Hi Boots I am so glad you enjoyed the ellies as much as we do. Looking forward to hosting you folk again More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

I kind of found this place by accident. There aren't a lot of places with decent listings in this area. I used a booklet called Coast to Coast, which is a backpacker's guide to southern Africa. The staff was excellent and the facilities completely acceptable. The wifi at the pub next door was excellent and, as advertised, the pizza was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Orange Elephant was recommended to us by another friend and we were not disappointed. There were 4 of us and they ended up putting us in one of the volunteer rooms so we wouldn't be stuck in a dorm - it was awesome! Staff was fantastic and the new puppy was pretty adorable to play with :) Kitchen was generally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We didn't stay here, only stopped in for the evening of drinks with some friends. The weather was awful and the power went out for most of the night, but we stuck it out until things picked up again. We were a big group and we created our own atmosphere, otherwise it would be been very quiet. If you're looking... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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
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