Elephant Lake Hotel

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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 of 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.

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 on the banks of the wetlands, bird viewing is popular due to the variety of birds which are drawn to the wetlands.


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.


  • Beach
  • Bird viewing
  • Boat trips along the 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 (seasonal)
  • Turtle tours (in season)
  • Safari drives in the reserve


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Elephant Lake Hotel

  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

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