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About Elephant Lake Inn

The THREE STAR, Elephant Lake Inn is located in the central town of St Lucia, within close proximity of all that the town has on offer. St Lucia is the gateway to the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site.

The Inn has two levels and boasts 34 modern, en-suite and air-conditioned rooms. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and selected DSTV channels, tea and coffee-making facilities, wall safes, hair dryers and full-range bathroom amenities. The ground level has 16 rooms, all with private patios leading onto a sparkling pool, garden and lapa. The upper level has 18 rooms , equally equipped and furnished as the ground floor rooms.

With the Inn's ideal location, guests have a vast range of activities to choose from, all that may be booked at the Inn. The on-site safaris component of the INN, Elephant Lake Safaris is a concession holder for St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruises, open vehicle safaris into the BIG 5 Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Game Reserve, open vehicle safaris into the eastern shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park as well as night safaris into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Safaris into iSimangaliso may also be combined with visits to the Cape Vidal beach, snorkeling, walking trails and much more.

Other excursions that may be booked include Crocodile Centre, Veyane Zulu Cultural Village, butterfly tours and more.

Elephant Lake Safaris also offer shuttle services locally in and around the town of St Lucia, as well as to nearby attractions. Airport transfers are also provided to and from Richards Bay Airport, Mkuze Airport and King Shaka International Airport.

Guests can also enjoy a day on the unspoilt beaches, swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, go deep sea fishing, kayaking, catch a boat cruise or just simply stroll through the town exploring all the interesting shops, restaurants, and arts and crafts on offer.

Safari: With concessions into iSimangaliso Wetland Park, BIG 5 Hluhluwe Game Reserve and St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise, guests staying at the INN receive preferential rates for Safaris booked with and conducted by the resident Elephant Lake Safaris

Family friendly: The INN provide a excellent base for families with children old enough to stay in their own rooms as no family rooms are available. With all the activities on offer a family holiday will be greatly enjoyed

Romantic: Ideal for a romantic breakaway and enjoy a romantic sunset boat cruise, a night drive or a relaxing time on the access controlled beach at Cape Vidal

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 68
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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  • Twin Rooms First Floor No Patio Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 The Twin Room has an en-suite bathrooms with a shower only. The room is air-conditioned and equipped with tea and coffe... see more
    from R505 Per Person Sharing
    • Rooms Adults
      • Double Rooms First Floor No Patio Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 The Double Room has an en-suite bathrooms with a shower only. The room is air-conditioned and equipped with tea and... see more
        from R505 Per Person Sharing
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Elephant Lake Inn

          3 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Avisha Panday
          18 June 2017

          No views...stuck in a small room.outdoor appearance not very appealing.no wifi in rooms.was asked for payment even thou booking was done through safari.however friendly staff.

          Dave Oerder, South Africa
          19 June 2016

          Great staff who went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one.

          Marielise Redelinghuys, South Africa
          16 April 2012

          We truly enjoyed our stay. They looked after us and the staff are so friendly there. Would definietly recommend this place

          Elephant Lake Inn Map

          Elephant Lake Inn is 0.1km from the centre of St Lucia , the nearest airport 109.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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