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Orange Elephant Backpackers

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R335, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Chris W
Response from OrangeEle, Manager at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 August 2018

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....More

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Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 11 August 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...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

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...More

Thank Madeleine M
Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 15 June 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...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Natalie F
Response from OrangeEle, Owner at Orange Elephant BackpackersResponded 14 April 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...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

I stayed in 'The Hut' the dorm room opposite the kitchen. The room was 4 bunk beds making a 8 bed dorm. The beds were comfortable and clean but there is no power in the hut. if you want to charge a phone you have...More

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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 More 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 Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
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Room & Suite (12)
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"The hut has no power sockets"
KaylaWoodhouse
3 Dec. 2017
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"Double rooms are spacious, while the dorms are basic and slightly cramped."
a3meyer
12 Oct. 2016
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"Try to avoid the room opposite Reception as it can be noisy, and the smoking area is close by with smoke..."
588carolinet
12 Jan. 2016
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"Both private rooms and the dorm are really quiet and comfortable"
AliceBuhagiar
26 Dec. 2015
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