Elundini Backpackers is an eco friendly backpackers. We are almost completely of the grid and depend mostly on renewable 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.
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.