Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge is found in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, owning the privilege of being the only privately owned lodge found in the World Heritage Site. Set on the banks of Lake St Lucia, the property is the perfect base to explore the untouched wilderness of the park; discover endless wetlands, beautiful beaches and game reserves.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Intimate and exclusive, the lodge offers only 8 luxurious suites with charming viewing decks and large windows to take advantage of the stunning surrounds. Set back from the water's edge, the lodge itself is surrounded by dune forest and blends well with its natural surrounds. Gastronomic delights are served daily in the dining room and bush dinners are available in the boma. To unwind the lodge pool is great for relaxation.

Getting There

A 1 hour drive from, a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Durban and a 6 hour 30 minute drive to Johannesburg.


Day and night game drives, birding, beach safaris, wetland safaris, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve safaris, whale watching, horse riding, turtle safaris, scuba diving and fishing.

Read what our previous clients thought of Makakatana Bay Lodge

Review of Makakatana Bay Lodge

Lee & Sara Parker

An absolute gem. Really private and secluded. Michael the ranger is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable we have come across anywhere in Africa

09/04/2017 Read full trip review

Review of Makakatana Bay Lodge

Alexia & James Lerner

The boat trip and picnic lunch was fantastic! Our room was brand new and very modern with a large and beautiful indoor/outdoor bathroom.

14/08/2016 Read full trip review

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