Green Elephant Backpackers

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Green Elephant Backpackers

Where are we?

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 bars, restaurants, great coffee shops, 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.

About us

Camping, dorms, privates and en-suites. “I’m in my elephant!” she said as she put her bags down. Green Elephant will boost your green karma. Everything is recycled, from beer bottles to grey water. So you can have the best time, and save the planet doing it.

Hostel size

35 beds


    Camping:  R80 per person
    Dorm:  R120 per person
    Single:  R280 per room
    Double:  R400 per room
    En suite:  R440 per room
   Family:  R520 per room

Prices are subject to change


  • Airport shuttle
  • Baz Bus stop
  • BBQ facilities
  • Credit cards facilities
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • Off-street parking
  • Pool table
  • Swimming pool


From Cape Town International Airport take the N2 and exit 7 onto Main Road. Turn right to Observatory. drive through 3 sets of traffic lights (after 1km) turn right at Chippies Take Away into Milton Road number 57.

Get in touch with Green Elephant Backpackers

Contact details

To contact Green Elephant Backpackers use the contact form tab above.


57 Milton Road, Observatory


Cape Town


+27 (0)21 448 6359


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