Completely off the beaten path, 1.5 hour from East London airport and high in the Amatola Mountains, lies the picturesque African rural village of Elundini. Created by a Belgian-Xhosa couple to give guests a true African experience, this community based backpackers has it all: great views, yummy food, cozy vibes. Are you curious to venture off the beaten path and experience authentic sustainable living – and not just anywhere, but at the very heart of South Africa’s Xhosa land? At Elundini they try to attain a self-sufficient lifestyle in harmony and thight collaboration with the local community. With this in mind, they have built a small backpackers, currently 90% off-the-grid, and started a variety of social projects aimed at improving local livelihoods.