Orange Elephant Backpackers

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The Orange Elephant Backpackers is situated a short 45mins drive from Port Elizabeth and 9km from the main gate on the western border of the Addo Elephant National Park.

The Addo Backpackers Hostel, offers a variety of accommodation options.

  • Dorm Rooms –  A 10 Bed Dorm in “The Hut”. The beds are made up of 4 double bunks in a rondavel.
  • Addo Double Rooms – The rooms are furnished with rustic farm furniture from bygone years  giving them a real homely feeling. All bedding is supplied and free towels can be requested at reception when checking in.
  • Addo Double Rooms with Ensuite

It is the perfect gateway to all your safari activities in the Addo area. From a leisurely self drive around the Addo Park to a fully accommodated safari. We offer it all and with our hands on approach we guarantee you will enjoy your “Ultimate Addo Adventure”.


Eating Out

Meet the locals at the Thirsty Herds Brewpub! The pub is open Monday to Saturday. Closed on a Sunday.

Don’t miss out on the best thin based pizzas in Addo! Order from the extensive menu or create your own – the choice is yours.



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    The Orange Elephant Backpacker Hostel is the ideal place to plan and book your  Addo activities.

    If its the “big 5” you’re looking for, the Orange Elephant team will organize your complete Safari Experience. The local safari guide is a legend in the area and a wealth of information.

    Choose from a Full Day Safari Tours,  an opportunity to experience a true Addo Wildlife Adventure OR a fully accommodated safari through the Addo Elephant National Park followed by a walking safari tracking wild cheetah  in Cradock Mountain Zebra National Park.

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