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.

mokoro picnic in the bush small boat trip

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'.

Getting There

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

Activities

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

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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

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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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