We have been running the Green Elephant Backpackers continuously since 1994! Naturally over this time, we have had many people work with us, have great fun and move on. Here are the permanent staff currently working at the Green Elephant: Pat, Mavis M, Esther, Shingarai, Nyasha, Farai, Lucy, Edwina and Mandi. All have loads of experience ranging from 3 to 18 years, that's right Pat has been with us since we opened our doors.
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Pat Mbutuma has been our star since the beginning! Now her main focus is looking after her grandson Solomon, a little gem in his own right. The pool table income goes towards educating Solomon, so feel free to play some more in the interests of his learning.She is hoping her house will be built in Steenberg this year..Pat is here every Tuesday and Thursday.
Mavis Malone joined us in 2006 and has made her mark as the lady of the manor. She is in charge of the Wesley Street house and the communication between the managers and the cleaners.
Shingarai a legend in his own time, our barman who will keep you entertained and help you explore a taste for local beverage as well as spin some great local tunes.
Nyasha our trusty Operations Manager, with the seductive smile will book your accomodation and as a qualified mountain guide will see you safely up and down our world famous Table Mountain.
Edwina Passop! just back from Maternity leave and and allready got shark cage diving and bungee jumping under her belt, rearing to welcome you to the Green Ele and ensure your stay is memorable and you are advised on the best tours. Exploring Long Street is just not the same without Edwina.
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.
Lucy Looks after Lytton house and just back from Holiday is looking forward to welcoming you at The Green Elephant.
Mandi our night owl ensures that all the sleepy heads after a hard days touring get to sleep safe and sound whilst he mans our 24/7 reception desk throughout the night.
Howard the newest member of the team, took over the reins from Robin in March 2010. Loving it, thanks to brilliant staff and wonderful guests .
Robin the original owner and Green Ele visionary is pursuing his passions in renewable energies.