St Lucia, South Africa
Tucked away in the sleepy town of St Lucia lies the Elephant Lake Hotel and Inn. Sitting on the tranquil shores of the St Lucia Estuary – the town is abound with naturally beauty, nestled in the surrounding iSimangaliso Wetland Park in Kwa Zulu Natal – South Africa’s first World Heritage Site.
The area offers a plethora of activities, sights, sounds and adventures. With the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park’s Nyalazi Gate just 50 kilometres, 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.
St Lucia Accommodation

This three-star hotel is located on the shores of the beautiful St Lucia Estuary – presenting unique westerly views across this wetland sanctuary.

St Lucia Hotel

This boutique Inn offers guests the convenience of accessible and comfortable St Lucia accommodation – while on the doorstep of the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

St Lucia Estuary

The lodge is currently under construction – but is planned to fulfill all your self-catering requirements.


With all three of our Elephant Lake properties perfectly positioned within St Lucia – you have direct access to all that the area has to offer. Elephant Lake Safaris provides you game drives, cultural tours, sunset cruises and sightseeing with a host of other activities on offer in and around the area. Book with us online, and you even get a 10% discount!


The area of St Lucia is rich in history, wildlife, stunning scenery and sandy beaches. Nestled within the boundaries of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – the area is rife in wildlife. The hippos walk through the town streets and are heard from the banks of the estuary every night. The beaches offer the warm, Indian Ocean temperatures with some spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities, while the town’s history provides insight into a multitude of cultures, old ruins, and revived natural habitats.


  • Located right on the banks of the St Lucia estuary, you won’t have to look very far for breath-taking scenery

  • The hotel, Inn and Lodge all lie within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • An on-location restaurant for guests’ convenience

  • Elephant Lake Safaris offers a number of activities that leave straight from the hotel doorstep

  • A relaxed and homely environment tailored for relaxation

  • Walking distance to the main street and town amenities

  • Transfers available to all local sightseeing points for those not wanting to drive

  • Airport transfers available

  • Get an extra 10% off if you book an activity through us


“Marvelous experience, staff members, well trained, the rooms were excellent, the view in the balcony facing the pool ,I felt that was the best view for the Hotel and what I noticed almost all the rooms have the same view, the food was excellent, and it was served on time, the hotel is situated next to the shops, which is good for the fun walks, and tourist adventures, there is more places for fun, close to the Hotel.”

“Very nice Hotel with a big Room. The Restaurant and the stuff were friendly and they helped us every time. Everything is located nearby and when you have luck, hippos go by while you are eating in the restaurant. A big pool is there to relax.”

“This is a really wonderful hotel to stay at, as the location is perfect and very central. The staff are very friendly and the service great. The cost of accomodation is fairly reasonable, as it included a continental breakfast as well.”

“The tranquility of the place is astounding. The staff are beyond exemplary in helpfulness friendliness and welcoming. We would love to have seen the hippos at the pool though. We will definitely be back.”

“The hotel was very comfortable & staff were lovely & very friendly.. The food was delicious & plenty of it. It’s ideally situated for the town & tours of the beautiful estuary to see the hippos & crocodiles.”

“It’s a good place to go to on a weekend it accommodate all sort of trips, the best part of it u get to book for a tour to see the amazing Isimangaliso Wetland Park. And the service, waiters, they are so friendly and food is also nice”

“The atmosphere in this hotel – Africa at its best! Dont hesitate, book now. The hotel with all the kind and professional members in it are ready to welcome you. And the hippos are waiting for you… 🙂 Go now!”