In the heart of Obz!
Green Elephant Backpackers is in the heart of Observatory in Cape Town – a lively student area where students from all around the world live together, party together and enjoy the good life.
A BazBus stop, closest Backpackers to Groote Schuur Hospital offering budget accommodation to backpackers, medical interns, volunteers, students and visitors looking to interact with fellow travelers.
Accommodation at Green Elephant
We have been running since June 1994 and now have 3 houses - the main house with all the facilities, a room house with private rooms and a house for long-stay guests.
We organise Wine Route tours, Cape Point tours, township tours, sunset yacht trips and whale eatching daytrips to Hermanus. Join Nyasha, our mountain tour guide, on a hike up Table Mountain.
Our commitment to responsible travel
Green Elephant is committed to low impact and sustainable tourism. We have always been leading environmental concern in backpacking in South Africa.