, also referred to as “The Village”
is situated at Goukamma Station, close to Goukamma Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay (surfer’s paradise). It is hidden (but can be found) just off the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna. It offers its visitors a farmer’s style village setting in the heart of nature.
Accommodation is kept rustic and simple, but cosy, to enhance the traveler’s 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.
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 that’s just the place to relax on the deck, sip on a refreshing drink or a localy brewd beer and enjoy an authentic meal or any meal of your choice from the extensive menu.
Accommodation at Elalini Backpackers:
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 with television and dining room, and own private braai (barbeque) area.
The Bed and Breakfast houses consist of three double rooms/with shared bathroom, lounge and television area.
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 any one`s taste buds.