Welcome to Elephant Lake Hotel

Welcome to Elephant Lake Hotel

Located in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is St Lucia and here lies the Elephant Lake Hotel. Sitting on the magnificent shores of the St Lucia Estuary, the Hotel abounds with natural beauty and wildlife, nestled comfortably in the surrounding iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site.

The Hotel is a Superior 3-star graded hotel that offers an abundance of luxury, sights, sounds, and adventures. With the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park’s Nyalazi Gate just 50 kilometres offering the Big 5 safari experience, and the surrounding wetlands, the lakes, lagoons, freshwater swamps and grasslands of St Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park support more species of animal than many of the better-known parks and deltas in Southern Africa.

Luxurious 3-star hotel in the heart of St Lucia, South Africa

There are 56 rooms of accommodation in total, all spacious and come standard with an air-conditioning unit, a wall safe, tea and coffee station, TV with selected Open View Channels, and en-suite bathroom with shower.

The 25 rooms on the ground floor each enjoy a private patio leading out onto the gardens and pool area. The ground floor also hosts the reception, WiFi lounge, and the Hippo Steakhouse restaurant.

With the 31 rooms on the first floor – 26 of them have a private balcony facing the estuary, with a further five rooms that offer a courtyard view. There is a spacious lounge bar that leads out onto the hotel’s Estuary Viewing Deck – both offering Wi-Fi. The hotel offers these room types: King, Triple, Twin and Inter-leading Family-rooms.

Twin Rooms

Consists of a room with 2 twin beds and 1 en-suite and all the room facilities.

King Rooms

Consists of a room with a large king bed, en-suite and all the room facilities.

Triple Rooms

Great for a small family or group of friends. Consists of a room with 3 sleeping arrangements.

Inter-Leading Rooms

Great for family or large groups, consists of an interleading door between both rooms.


The Hippo Steakhouse is situated to scenically overlook beautifully manicured gardens of the Elephant Lake Hotel and the ever beautiful St Lucia Estuary making dining time always an occasion. For breakfast, continental options include fruit, cheese and pastries are followed by our hot menu on the way you like having your eggs and other English-style choices.

St Lucia is a land of diverse and magnificent scenery, brilliant sunrises and extraordinary wildlife that visit the hotel’s grand garden, and dining is an important part of the local hospitality.

Conference Room

​Holding international and local acclaim, The Elephant Lake Hotel boasts an on-location conferencing facility to host corporate events and team-building sessions, with a capacity of up to 100 seats. The Indlovu conference room is perfectly situated for you to enjoy a balance between business and beauty with the town’s scenic location and close proximity to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

​The Hotel offers a vast range of group activities to be enjoyed amongst team members and company groups. Tailor-made packages and team building programs can be designed by prior arrangement. Renowned for service excellence, the Elephant Lake Hotel is the ideal venue for conferences, company functions, workshops, and teambuilding.

Contact Us

Talk to us at any time with your enquiry and we will gladly respond to you, whether it’s lodge bookings, safari tours or the restaurant.

Telephone: +27 (0) 35 590 1003

Email: info@elephantlake.co.za

Address: 3 Mullet Street, St Lucia Estuary, St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa