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May 31, 2011

The Elephant Lake Hotel

The Hotel has a Three Star South African Tourism Grading and boasts 56 up-market, en-suite, airconditioned rooms, with the majority sharing a westerly view across the St Lucia Estuary. All rooms are equipped with Digital Satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities, hair dryer and full range of bathroom amenities.

The Hotels ground level has 25 rooms all with a private patio’s leading out onto beautiful manicured lawns and a sparkling pool. An upmarket restaurant, leads out to the pool patio area. The lounge / reception area and conference facilities are also situated on the ground level of the Hotel. The fully equipped 100 seated conference/function facility is also situated on the ground floor.

The Upper level comprises 31 rooms all with private balconies. A spacious lounge bar leads out onto the Estuary Viewing Deck, which forms part of the restaurant and a very popular venue for guests to enjoy excellent lunches, dinners or refreshing sundowners.

The Elephant Lake Hotel is located on the shores of the St Lucia Estuary in the town of St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal, surrounded by 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 luxury, 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.

The Hotel has two levels. The ground level has 25 rooms, all with a private patio leading out to a sparkling pool, an upmarket restaurant, leading out to the pool patio, the Hotel lounge and Reception area.

The Upper level has 31 rooms, all with private balcony, a spacious bar that lead 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 sun downer.


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.


Elephant Lake Safaris is the resident safari and activities provider that offer preferential rates and services to guest and clients of the Elephant Lake Inn and the Elephant Lake Hotel.

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 open vehicle Safaris in Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve.
2) Game Drives in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (On route to Cape Vidal)
3) Catalina Bay Sun downer drive
4) Whale watching – Seasonal
5) Turtle Tours – Seasonal

6) Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, world renowned for the excellent Hippo, Crocodile and bird viewing.

7) Kayaking on the St Lucia Estuary