About 15km south of Hogsback, located in Elundini village on the gravel road to Seymour, this backpackers offers total immersion in a Xhosa village nestling in the Amathole countryside. Accommodation is in four rondavels with shared rainwater showers and composting toilets, all gazing at the forested hills, and meals are served in the living area.
What really makes this Xhosa-Belgian venture special is the community-run activities, ranging from guided hikes and village tours to bread-making and Xhosa lessons. Pick-ups are offered from Hogsback and Alice (R60); you can also hike here in four hours from Hogsback. You can access Elundini by 2WD car from both Hogsback and Seymour. Wi-fi is available on request.