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.
- 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
"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."
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HOW TO BOOK
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vacation to Makakatana Bay Lodge
Despite being a little unlucky with the weather we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Makakatana Bay Lodge. An intimate venue with a really natural bush vibe, it was a fantastic treat for the kids and they were super excited about the opportunity to spot game on the walk from their room to the dining a…Read full review
vacation to Makakatana Bay Lodge
The boat trip and picnic lunch was fantastic! Our room was brand new and very modern with a large and beautiful indoor/outdoor bathroom.Read full review
Holiday to Makakatana Bay Lodge
An absolute gem. Really private and secluded. Michael the ranger is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable we have come across anywhere in AfricaRead full review