Winner of Community Builder of the Year Award 2014 for best accommodation!

Voted best backpackers in the Eastern Cape of South Africa - January 2016 - by The Guardian! Check it here.

Top 6 places to visit in South Africa - October 2017

Longlisted for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018

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Completely off the beaten path, high in the Amatola Mountains, lies the picturesque African rural village of Elundini. Created from the desire to give guests a true African experience, this community based backpackers has it all: great views, yummy food, cozy vibes. Are you curious to venture off the beaten path and experience authentic sustainable living - and not just anywhere, but at the very heart of South Africa's Xhosa land? Here at Elundini we try to attain a self-sufficient lifestyle in harmony and thight collaboration with the local community. With this in mind, we have built a home and a small backpackers, currently 90% off-the-grid, and started a variety of social projects aimed at improving local livelihoods. Do you want to help out? We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Check out our volunteer opportunities. 

Arrive at Elundini with public transport and get your first nights' accommodation FREE! We believe that most backpackers in South Africa are missing out by not travelling around the country by local transport. Not only are minibuses and non-tourist buses much cheaper, but they are also the best way to meet interesting people and learn about local culture. And this is what Elundini is all about.

Do you come from East London, hop on the City to City bus to Fort Hare University in Alice and we'll pick you up for free. Buses leave at East London Windmill bus station at 12.55h. and are around R170pp. Book here!

Are you a group of 5? We can arrange a private shuttle from East London/Cintsa for around R200pp.

This month's special: day hike to Hogsback for only R180 p/p (min. 2 people) Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Amathole Mountains. 

Do you want to visit more similar places like Elundini Backpackers?  Check out this article: Exploring the Eastern Cape's cultural heritage.

Click also on the Tripadvisor link below, or visit, Airbnb, Facebook or Google+ to see what other guests have to say about us! Elundini Backpackers earned 4 green hearts for Green Acts from, South Africa!!

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Elundini Backpackers in Hogsback received a 2018 Top Rated Pet Friendly Destination Award.