Elalini Backpackers and B&B

Consists of 5 houses arranged in a circle, hence the name “The Village”. 

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

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

Description Out of Season Rates In Season Rates
Dorms R 150 R 200 per night, includes coffee
Doubles B&B R 550 | R 200 (extra bed) R 800 | R 200 (extra bed) per night for two Guests.
Single B&B R 350 R 400 per night.
Self-catering facilities available.
Tents R 150 Please enquire. per person per night.

Family Unit

We have a three bedroom house available. Each room has a double 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 house will be rented out as a unit during season. The house can sleep up to 12 guests comfortably.

1-6 Guests [Family Unit]
R 1 800 [Out of season] R 2 500 [Seaon]
per nightincludes light Breakfast
7-12 Guests [Family Unit]
R 2 500 [Out of season] R 3 500 [Seaon]
per nightincludes light Breakfast


All our rates include Breakfast.

Dorms and Tents

Coffee only

Double Rooms

Options are available on the menu.

We provide clean linen on all our beds for the duration of your stay.

Kindly bring your own towels as we do not provide this. We are also pet friendly – kindly enquire about availability before arriving with any pets as we also have pets on the property. Bikers are also welcome.

Cancellation Policy

A minimum charge of 10% is applicable to all refunds. If a booking is cancelled 30 or more days before arrival, 10% of the invoice will be charged. If cancelled 21-29 days before arrival, 25% of the invoice will be charged. If 14-20 days before arrival, 50% of the invoice will be charged. If 7-13 days before arrival, 75% of the invoice will be charged.No refunds are given for seasons / holiday bookings & Knysna Festivals. Contact reservations to find out dates of festivals and peak seasons when refunds are not applicable.

The Rustic Tracks Coffee Shop/Diner

is open from early until late. 

The Diner serves fresh local ingredients. (mostly from local farmers)
We serve a wide range of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and sweet eats. Wednesday night is braai ( barbecue ) night at Elalini. Bring your own meats and we will supply the fire and a free fresh salad.

Something to tempt anyones taste buds.