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Orange Elephant Backpackers and Thirsty Herds Pub

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9.4
Superb
84 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

The Orange Elephant is situated just 8 short km from the main gate of the famous Addo Elephant National Park. It's the perfect place to start and end your Addo Elephant adventure. Situated on a working lemon farm and in a lush garden, the backpackers offers more that just a place to sleep. Try our vibey pub with the best pizza in the area. Weekends we do traditional South African fare cooked on the open fire. Be it a potjie or a braai there is always something going on.

Join one of our full day safaris into Addo with our trained and knowledgeable guide to spot the world famous Elephants, Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino and if you really lucky the elusive leopard.
Apart from the Addo Elephant National park and its world famous wildlife there is also a lot to see and do in the area.

Addo is the second largest citrus producing area in South Africa and it is due to the Citrus industry the Park came into existence. Conflict between man and the Elephants of the area made it necessary to form the National Park way back in the 1930's.
We also boast the longest dual zip line in South Africa. At just under 1/2 km long and dropping around 70m.

Orange Elephant Backpackers and Thirsty Herds Pub has an 4 bed dorm, double rooms as well as en suite rooms. There are extra single beds in the rooms at an extra charge. Rooms are large and airy with a fan, mosquito machine and a heater for the winter nights.

Please note we are around 80km from Port Elizabeth. The Bazbus does not stop at the Orange Elephant Backpackers, hence the shuttle.
We do offer a shuttle service to the Orange Elephant from Port Elizabeth.
The shuttle leaves Port Elizabeth between 07h00 and 07h30. Bookings essential.

Orange Elephant Backpackers and Thirsty Herds Pub Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash only as due to Covid-19 we had to cancel our Credit card machines.. Diner Club and American express are not accepted.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

General:
Reception time is 07:00 to 19:00. Late check-ins are done from the bar.
No curfew.
Age Restriction: no under 18's.
The maximum period of stay is of 5 days.

Reviews & Ratings

9.4
Superb
84 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    9
  • Value for Money
    8
  • Facilities
    9

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 02, 2022
Perfect setting for a visit to Addo. The host was really helpful and good company. We had a lovely big room and access to a kitchen with everything we needed. It was all very clean and overall excellent value.
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Male, 41+
9.1
Superb
Aug 28, 2022
We had a nice stay at the orange elephant. The stuff is very nice and we enjoyed our time there. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom was clean. Only the WiFi is not really reliable, but that’s okay.
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Couple, 25-30
4.3
Rating
Mar 19, 2022
You pay a premium price for the proximity to Addo Elephant park. And this proximity is already the best thing about this place. Maybe the baby kittens - if you like cats. The place is run down, the shared bathroom filthy. Bed squeaky. You can survive a night there. No Restaurant on premises and no pool - not like in the add. We highly recommend the RiverFront Restaurant nearby - amazing sunset dinner!
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
  • Services

    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Shuttle Bus
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi