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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Discover 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.

Intimate and exclusive, the lodge offers only 8 luxurious suites with charming viewing decks and large windows to take advantage of the stunning surroundings. Set back from the water's edge, the lodge itself is surrounded by dune forest and blends well with its natural surroundings. 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.

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Expert View

  • Tailor-made safaris on an exclusive concession area
  • Boat safaris with guaranteed up-close sightings of hippos and crocs
  • Passionate and informative rangers
  • A family-owned lodge providing friendly and caring service

At a glance

  • 8 Rooms
  • 6 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Don't skip the beach excursion where you can enjoy a swim, snorkel and picnic lunch in the highest vegetated sand dunes in Africa, reaching 180 m in height."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke itinerary.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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