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  • Makakatana Bay Lodge
  • Luxurious Accommodation
  • Big Five
  • Highly rated by guests

Experience unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, boat cruises, and game drives on the banks of Lake St Lucia at Makakatana Bay Lodge.  Set within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately-owned and owner-managed game lodge within the park, making for a truly unique and exclusive experience. 

The World Heritage Site boasts 328’000 hectares of pristine wilderness and encompasses five major ecological zones providing for a truly diverse variety of fauna and flora.

With 5 standard rooms, 2 family rooms and a honeymoon suite, the lodge truly caters for all luxury safari holiday needs yet maintains an intimate and personalized touch.  These elegantly spacious rooms are set on raised decks within the wilderness, allowing guests to completely soak in the essence of the enthralling natural surrounds.

The main lodge boasts a wrap-around deck, where scenic views are served with every meal.  The intriguing ‘Old Crab House’ wine cellar and glorious private bush pool on the edge of Lake St Lucia reflect the enchanting character of this exclusive setting.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boating
  • Night Drives
  • Fine Dining
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Animal Encounters
  • Horse-back Safaris

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Laundry Service
  • Malaria Free

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Room
Standard Room
Standard Room

Check-in: From 14:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Writing Desk
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Bath
  • Air - Conditioning
  • Private Deck
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Verandah
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM $283

    TO $502

    Per person sharing

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    Family Room
    Family Room
    Family Room

    Check-in: From 14:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Writing Desk
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Bathroom
  • Air - conditioning
  • Private Deck
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gown
  • Verandah
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • In-room Safe
  • More

    FROM $363

    TO $431

    Per person sharing

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    Honeymoon Room
    Honeymoon Room
    Honeymoon Room

    Check-in: From 14:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Verandah
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry
  • Mini Bar
  • In-room safe
  • More

    FROM $312

    TO $374

    Per person sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included

    Activities

    For a true variety of exclusive African wild exploration, you’ve come to the right place.  Kick off your visit to Makakatana Bay Lodge with a game drive, getting straight into the wonders of the wild. 

    Should you only arrive later in the day relax at the pool before embarking on a spectacular night drive, gazing at the stars and searching for the leopard, hyena, porcupine and other nocturnal animals. 

    Experience the wildlife from a different perspective by taking a cruise along the narrows of Lake St. Lucia. Watch the resident hippo perform, set your binoculars on the reed birds, and enjoy the gentle breeze as expert guides guide your adventure.

    A unique feature of this safari is that you get to dip your feet in the warm Indian Ocean at one of the most pristine coastlines in South Africa. The beach safari includes a game drive from the western shores through to the eastern shores, allowing you to explore this amazing World Heritage Site. Where else could you spot a breaching whale, a pod of dolphins, rhino and buffalo on one trip?

    Walking trails, bird watching sites, deep sea fishing and exceptional local seafood is all part of the magnificent adventure here at Makakatana.  Warm African hospitality waits to welcome you to a land of luxury and mystery.

    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • High Tea
    • Night Drives
    • Big 5

     

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 May 2020 - 30 Jun 2020Standard RoomPer person sharing From $283
    Per person single From $397
    Family RoomPer person sharing From $363
    Honeymoon RoomPer person sharing From $312

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020Standard RoomPer person sharing From $334
    Per person single From $502
    Family RoomPer person sharing From $431
    Honeymoon RoomPer person sharing From $374
    From $283 per person sharing
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