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The Elephant Lake Hotel

This 3 star hotel is situated in St Lucia. The hotel and town is on the shores of the St Lucia Lake and is surrounded by the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites. The lake and heritage site are home to a vast variety of animals and birds.

The hotel provides 56 en-suite rooms that all have views over the lake. The rooms are equipped with DSTV, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic wall safes, a hair dryer and full range of bathroom amenities. The hotel is designed on two levels. The ground level rooms all have private patios that lead onto a swimming pool. The rooms on the upper level have private balconies with views over the lake.

The lounge, bar and restaurant share a viewing deck that looks out over the lake. Refreshments, drinks and all meals can be enjoyed on the deck or inside.

Tours that include The Elephant Lake Hotel

White Rhino in Kruger

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R13,905 per person sharing (±US$ 1,019 )
R3,230 single supplement (±US$ 236 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


The 5 Day Wildlife Experience Scheduled Tour, starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. It includes the Makalali Private Game Reserve, the Panorama Route, The Kruger National Park, The Mthethomusha Game Reserve, a game drive and walk in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary.

Highlights: Makalali Private Game Reserve , Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Swaziland , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia Estuary & Lake .

The Elephant Lake Hotel attractions

Landscape in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (prev. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi) is the oldest game reserve in Africa. It is situated in the North of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. It covers 96,000 ha of varied ecosystems. Relative to its size, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is home to the largest population of the endangered white rhino in the world with between 1 500 and 2 000.

Sunset over St. Lucia Lake near Fani's Island in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St. Lucia Estuary

The 360 square kilometre Lake St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal is the largest inland body of water in South Africa and the jewel in the crown of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The lake has a healthy fish population, supports a huge variety of bird species and is home to ±800 hippos and scores of crocodiles.

A landscape in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches along a coastal belt of 220 km and covers an area of 332,000 ha. It includes three major lake systems and five interlinking eco systems. It features a huge diversity of animal, plant and marine life.

Horse-riding on the beach near St. Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a small town, next to the St. Lucia Estuary within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. The estuary connects Lake St. Lucia to the Indian Ocean. Boat cruises operated from St Lucia offer sightings of large numbers of hippos and some crocodiles.

Hippopotamus in the St. Lucia Estuary, a common site on (a limited number regulated) boat cruises operated for tourists.

St. Lucia boat cruises

The St Lucia lake is the largest estuarine system in Africa and is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, meaning place of wonder/ miracle. It is home to a huge population of hippos and many crocodiles. It is also a birder's paradise. A number of companies operate boat trips on the estuary that last 2 hours on average.

Horse-riding on the beach near St. Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa with its wonderful stretches of unspoiled sandy beaches and the moderate climate offers swimming all year round. Inland you see rolling fields of sugar cane. The coast is known as the Dolphin coast, due to the frequent sighting of dolphins in the waves nearby.