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The Elephant Lake Hotel is situated right on the banks of the Wetlands in St Lucia, Kwazulu-Natal, which is rich in birdlife and hippos. This three-star hotel is on the shores of the St Lucia Estuary and offers friendly service, delicious meals and proximity to the beach.
As both a leisure and a corporate hotel it lies within walking distance to some shops and restaurants. Situated within the world famous iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, this is an excellent accommodation choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
There are 53 spacious en-suite rooms which are spread out over the hotel's two levels. The rooms on the ground floor open up onto the hotel lawns. In the evenings it is a common occurrence for families of hippo to graze on the grass and drink from the swimming pool which can be viewed from the rooms. The hotel rooms are all equipped with standard hotel amenities and offer views over the Estuary.
Wining and Dining
The Restaurant serves a delicious, hearty full continental breakfast buffet, lunch dishes, and buffet or la carte dinners. There is also a full range of choices for meal options and cater for all preferences.
This Hotel features its swimming pool on the hotel's grounds where guests can relax during the hot summer days. The hotel also has a spa which offers some treatments to help guests relax and unwind during their stay. As the hotel is situated on the banks of the wetlands, bird viewing is also a very popular activity due to the variety of birds which are drawn to the wetlands.
Nearby attractions and activities
- Bird viewing
- Boat trips along the St Lucia Estuary
- Crocodile center
- Walking trails
- Deep sea fishing
- Sundowner drives.
The Hotel offers some tours in the surrounding area for which bookings can be made. These tours include:
- Whale watching tours (seasonal)
- Turtle tours (seasonal)
- Game drives in the Hluhluwe or iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Business delegates are offered the use of its iNdlovu conference center. The convention centre can accommodate up to 104 delegates and provides the perfect place for team building sessions as it is in the vicinity to the wetlands. There are some packages, and the venue can be set up to cater for seminars, conventions, and corporate or individual functions.
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- Air Conditioning
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Satellite TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
The Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is served as a full English buffet. Lunch is served at the restaurant from noon on wards. During lunch guests can choose from the a la carte menu.
This Hotel features a large outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck which invites for relaxation in the warm African sun.
Nearby tours and activities
- Hippo and crocodile tours
- Deep sea fishing
- Game drives in the Hluhluwe or Umfolozi Game Reserves
- Whale and Turtle Tours in season.
iNdlovu Conference Room
The Hotel has a 100 seater Conference room which has the benefit of being closely located to the wetlands which provides for great team building activities. The venue can also be used for work shops and company functions. KwaZulu-Natal's iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s first World Heritage Site.
- Swimming Pool
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Airport transfers
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry services
- # Rooms:
This Hotel nestles on the shores of the stunning St Lucia Estuary and offers 56 luxurious and upmarket rooms.
Standard Room features:
- En Suite
- Ground floor
- Views onto the garden
- Electronic safes
- Hair dryer
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Driving directions from Durban to the Elephant Lake Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal:
1. Head along the N2 north (toll road)
2. After the Richards Bay turn off travel for 40 km then turn right to Mtubatuba.
3. When you reach Mtubatuba you will need to turn left and then right into St Lucia
4. The hotel is on the right hand side.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.