Elundini Backpackers is an eco friendly backpackers. When we started the backpackers in September 2012 there was no electricity in the whole area. It was quiet a struggle to build without water closeby and electricity:-). Since Easter 2014 they connected the village to Eskom, but we decided to depend mostly on newable energy. Electricity is generated from our solar panels. Solar geysers and our hot water 'donkey' are warming up our water. This brings our electricity bill down to R50/month. Rain water is harvested from the roof and stored in 5000 liter tanks. We do not have fushing toilets but use compost toilets instead. A composting toilet is a type of waterless toilet that uses a predominantly aerobic process to treat human excreta.A
All our rondavels are build in the traditional way with cow and dung walls and floors and thatched roofs. All the grass for the thatch is locally harvested by local people. In the main building we use natural finishes such as cane for the ceiling and natural stone for flooring and our deck, all found in the area.
In the bar we use only drinks in bottles that can be recycled and in the kitchen we try to buy in bulk to reduce our waist. In this way we try to minimize our carbon footprint.