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Green Elephant Backpackers
Observatory - the student hub of Cape Town. The Green Elephant is in the heart of Observatory, where students from all around the world live together, party together and enjoy the good life.

The attractions are coffee shops, second hand bookshops, pubs, restaurants, a golf driving range, the original Observatory, Groote Schuur Hospital (where the world`s first heart transplant took place, theatres and small art galleries. The annual Obs Festival is held on the first Saturday in December.

Trendy, young and artistic community. Obs for short - Observatory is Cape Town´s bohemian* suburb. It is one of Cape Town´s happening suburbs for local bars, live music and health food restaurants. *Bohemian - Socially unconventional; of free-and-easy habits. (The Pocket Oxford Dictionary)

The neighbourhood - Observatory:
The Green Elephant is situated in the lively student area of Observatory. We are close to pubs and restaurants, public transport, shops, movies, sports grounds and theatres.

It is well placed for a base in Cape Town while you enjoy the benefits the Cape has to offer. Being in a student area, the pubs are full of young people and prices are low! It is not as expensive other Cape Town nightlife areas.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Internet Access
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Other Language
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV


Rooms:

6 Bed Dorm Rooms-mixed:
Each dorm bed has a comfortable mattress and all fresh linen is supplied.

6 Bed female Dorm:
A female only dorm

Private single: shared bathroom
Private single: en-suite bathroom
Double: shared bathroom
Double: en-suite bathroom

Green Elephant Backpackers Activities:

The Green Elephant is situated in the lively student area of Observatory. We are close to pubs and restaurants, public transport, shops, movies, sports grounds and theatres.

It is well placed for a base in Cape Town while you enjoy the benefits the Cape has to offer. Being in a student area, the pubs are full of young people and prices are low! It is not as expensive other Cape Town nightlife areas.

We offer guided Mountain Walks up Table Mountain with our own in house qualified Mountain guide.

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