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.

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Only 20 minutes away from Hogsback, 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? Check out our volunteer opportunities. 

Traveling on the problem. Take the City to City bus to Alice (+/-R180). The bus leaves every day at 13.10h at the bus station in East London 200m away from your Bazbus stop. Get of at Fort Hare University in Alice (yes, where Nelson Mandela studied). Your pick up from Alice, dinner on arrival and your 1st beer will be absolutely FREE! Book your ticket on

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

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