Elephant Lake Hotel

The Elephant Lake Hotel is located on the shores of the St Lucia Estuary presenting westerly views across the St Lucia Estuary. Surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of South Africa’s TOP tourist attractions, the Hotel is ideally located as a base from which to explore the region.

Accommodation in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

There are 56 rooms shared between the ground floor & first floor, all spacious and all standard with air conditioners (cooling only), wall safes, tea/coffee making facilities, 9 channel DSTV and en-suite with shower.

The Ground floor has 26 rooms. All enjoy a private patio leading out to a sparkling pool. You are a short distance from our upmarket restaurant and Hotel lounge.

The First Floor has 30 rooms. 26 have private balcony, a spacious lounge bar that leads out the Hotel’s Estuary Viewing Deck, which forms part of the restaurant and a very popular venue for guests to enjoy some excellent lunches, dinners or a refreshing sundowner. 4 rooms overlook the courtyard area.

King Rooms

Triple Rooms

Twin Rooms

Within the room compliment, there are 4 triple rooms and 12 interleading rooms, ideal for family travel.

Elephant Lake Hotel | St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

The Elephant Lake Hotel is located on the shores of the St Lucia Estuary in the town of St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. St Lucia is 25km from the main N2 route between Durban and Swaziland, 75 km South from Hluhluwe town and 80 km North of Richards Bay.


The Hotel has a three star grading and boast with 56 upmarket, en-suite, air-conditioned rooms, all sharing a westerly view across the St Lucia Estuary. All rooms are equipped with DSTV, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic wall safes; hair dryer and full range of bathroom amenities.

We have:

  • Sparkling pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel lounge
  • Estuary Viewing Deck
  • Kids jungle gym in the leafy grounds
  • A team to help you plan your local activities


The Restaurant is open to both resident and non-Hotel resident guests. Full English Buffet Breakfasts are served from 07h00 – 09h30 daily.
Lunch is served from 12h00 – 15h00. A ‘La Carte menu Group Lunches are served. A pre selection may be made from a variety of set-menus, or A ‘La Carte. Advance bookings are essential for Group Lunches
Dinners are served from 18h00 – 21h00. A ‘La Carte Menu. Buffet or Set Menu dinners available subject to prior arrangement and advance booking.

With the ideal location of the Hotel, guests have a vast range of activities to choose from, all which could be booked and arranged by the Hotel.

  1. BIG 5 Game Drives in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve.
  2. Game Drives in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (On route to Cape Vidal)
  3. Whale watching – Seasonal
  4. St Lucia Town Tours
  5. Whale watching – Seasonal
  6. Turtle Tours – Seasonal
  7. Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, world renowned for the excellent Hippo, Crocodile and bird viewing.
  8. Kayaking on the St Lucia Estuary
  9. Guided walking trails
  10. Self guided walking trails
  11. Snorkelling at Cape Vidal
  12. Deep Sea Fishing
  13. Fly Fishing
  14. Night Drives
  15. Marine Mammal Experience
  16. Community Operated Zulu Cultural Village
  17. Birding
  18. Crocodile centre
  19. Arts and Crafts
  20. Golf

Guests can also enjoy a day on the unspoilt beaches, swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or just simply stroll through town exploring all the interesting shops, restaurants arts and crafts on offer.