Makakatana Bay Lodge

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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.

Intimate and exclusive, the lodge is home to 6 luxurious well designed suites. Spacious and comfortable the accommodation sports charming viewing decks and large windows to take advantage of the stunning surrounds. With enthralling vistas of the bush, dune forest and vleis (small lakes) guests can while away the hours watching hippo, red duiker and warthog pass by. For couples the Honeymoon Suite is naturally recommended; offering seclusion and privacy. All accommodation options are air conditioned and feature, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones, small fridges and en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers.

Set back from the water's edge, the lodge is surrounded by dune forest and blends well with its natural surrounds. Guests can expect gastronomic delights served daily in the dining room and bush dinners available in the boma. For those seeking a more intimate experience, private dining can be provided on request. To unwind the lodge pool is great for relaxation as is sampling the fine wine from the 'Old Crab House'.

How to get to Makakatana Bay Lodge

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

Activities at Makakatana Bay Lodge

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.

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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.

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Cost Per Person
From $3,100 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Durban, Thanda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast