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Orange Elephant Backpackers

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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
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We stayed two nights and took the tour inthe park with their guide. The rooms are simple but good, are clean and the service is very good, you have barbacues (Braai) for cook and a kitchen. The breakfast is good and you there is a pub where you can drink a beer and eat pizza.
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Amazing place! Clean! Good breakfast! Nice dinner pizza’s The owner helpt us so much!thanks John 🤙 at the camp your just a 1 min drive away from addo and the tour guide wil be the best guide you get there he makes sure you get you addo experience ✊
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Response from OrangeEle, Manager at Orange Elephant Backpackers
Responded 15 Sep. 2018
Hey Chris Thank you so much for the review. Siebert certainly has a passion for the animals and the Park, to say the least. John
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John is a great host and runs a very family oriented business. I had amazing travels around South Africa for 3 1/2 weeks and this stay was the most unique experience. I recommend taking a full day safari with this crew. Siefert was my guide. We had such a fun time driving
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Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant Backpackers
Responded 10 Aug. 2018
Hi Carrie Thanks a million for choosing the Orange Elephant. It as a pleasure to host you here and hope to see you again one day. I am really glad the park lived up to all expectations and the animals came out to play. John and family..
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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 up food for dinner.
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Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant Backpackers
Responded 15 Jun. 2018
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 Really looking forward to your next stay with us.
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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 - we booked the guided tour of the elephant park with the
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Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant Backpackers
Responded 14 Apr. 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 the company did come and apologize to you folk in person about that. At R1350 per person for the whole day including a braai for lunch, all the entrance fees, guide and car, I don't think the price is really that high. We are on a farm and on the border of the National Park so WiFi and cell reception is never going to be a good as a city. I wish we could build a shield around the property...lol.... Isn't that why you come out to Nature? To get away from things like Wifi and Cell phones and go out and see the animals and hear the birds? As for the childish part!! I must apologize for wrapping your car in toilet paper because you parked in the flower bed. I did think that was quite funny, as did most of your travel companions. Please accept my apology for having a bit of harmless fun. BIG SMILE
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"The hut has no power sockets"
"Double rooms are spacious, while the dorms are basic and slightly cramped."
"Try to avoid the room opposite Reception as it can be noisy, and the smoking area is close by with smoke sometimes wafting into the room."
"Both private rooms and the dorm are really quiet and comfortable"
"Gordons room in the back is a little bit more quiet."
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