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Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel in Observatory, Cape Town has been seeing to guests needs since 1994! Over this time, we have had many people work with us. Here are the permanent staff currently working at the Green Elephant who all have loads of experience ranging from 3 to 18 years:

Edwina Passop! will ensure your stay is memorable and you are advised on the best tours. Exploring Long Street is just not the same without Edwina.

Esther always has a smile and a happy thought to share with guests. Her main role is as a cleaner but she’s also a fantastic cook and fills hungry tummies with Green Elephant’s tasty meals.

Farai looks after the house on weekends and would love to take you to Mzoli’s on a Sunday for an authentic township shebeen experience.

Kalume our night owl ensures that all the sleepy heads after a hard days touring get to sleep safe and sound while he mans our 24/7 reception desk throughout the night.

Lucy looks after Lytton house and is looking forward to welcoming you at The Green Elephant.

Mavis joined us in 2006 and has made her mark as the lady of the manor. She is in charge of the Wesley Street house.

Nyasha our trusty manager with the seductive smile will book your accommodation. As a qualified mountain guide he will see you safely up and down our world famous Table Mountain.

Pat has been our star since we opened our doors. Now her main focus is looking after her grandson Solomon, a little gem in his own right.

Vuvu works hard to keep the main house clean during the week and is also a qualified township tour guide who would love to take you for a walk around her neighbourhood in Langa.

Howard took over the reins in March 2010 and he loves it thanks to brilliant staff and wonderful guests.

Robin, the original owner and Green Elephant visionary, is pursuing his passions in renewable energies.