Knysna Accommodation at Elalini Backpackers Gardens Route

Elalini Backpackers

Backpackers Accommodation / Bed & Breakfast at Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, 6571, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeBackpacker
  • Guests48
  • Units/Rooms8

About Elalini Backpackers

Elalini Backpackers, also referred to as "The Village" is situated at Goukamma Station, close to Goukamma Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay (surfer's paradise).

Elalini Backpackers is hidden (but can be found!) just off the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna and offers its visitors a farmerís style village setting in the heart of nature.

Accommodation is kept rustic and simple, but cosy, to enhance the travellerís experience of a rural, peaceful elalini (place of rest). However, the vibe is lively and energetic, with fires burning at night and chattering and laughter extending into the beautiful days under African skies.


Accommodation at Elalini Backpackers consists of 5 houses arranged in a circle, hence the name "The Village".

Two of the houses run as a Backpackers. The house consists of three dorm rooms sleeping twelve, an open plan lounge with TV and dining room, and own private braai (barbeque) area.

Bed & Breakfast
The Bed and Breakfast houses consist of three double rooms with shared bathroom, lounge and TV area.

Family Unit
We have a three bedroom house available for season. Each room has a double bed as well as a double bunk bed. There is a living room as well as a toilet and a bathroom with a toilet, bathtub and hand shower as well as a wash basin. There is also a fridge, microwave, a kettle and a gas stove, with cutlery and crockery. Bedding is provided, we just ask that guests bring their own towels.


The Rustic Tracks Coffee Shop / Diner form an integral part of Elalini, with beautiful views of the rusty train tracks where the Outeniqua Choo Choo used to operate in breathtaking surroundings.

Tucked against a forested hillside is a Mexican-inspired Cantina thatís just the place to relax on the deck, sip on a refreshing drink or a localy brewed beer and enjoy an authentic meal or any meal of your choice from the extensive menu.

Local Activities

Activities in the area range from canoeing to a round of golf, horse and pony rides, surfing, kite surfing, nature trails, and much, much more.

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  • ZAR 300
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.035123
Longitude: 22.942325

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
October 2015 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

The time spent was awesome...awesome people, awesome place... on point moments. Thanx...

Carmenique Haigh, Port Elizabeth Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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