Elundini Backpackers was founded by a Belgian-Xhosa couple. Lieve first came out to South-Africa in 1999 with a volunteer project and worked as an occupational therapist in the different townships around Plettenberg Bay. There she met her future husband, Elliot, who is originally from Hogsback but moved to Plettenberg Bay to finish his studies.
In 2001 they moved together to Belgium where Lieve continued to work as an occupational therapist and Elliot worked as a brick layer in a construction company. Their 2 children, Lucas and Elena, were born there. In 2009, after years of dreaming and planning, they moved back to South-Africa to start a backpackers. They had the dilemma to start the backpackers in Plettenberg Bay or around Hogsback. But because of the beauty and unspoilt nature of the Eastern Cape they settled down in the rural village of Elundini. It took them 1.5 year to turn an open piece of land into an amazing place they call home and welcome other backpackers to feel at home!!!
Unfortunately, due to the pandamic, Elliot and Lieve had to move back to Belgium. Luckily Sakumzi stood up to carry on with the dream. Sakumzi is an internationally acclaimed visual artist with a true passion for people and community work. He'll welcome you with an open heart.