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About Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge is a truly unique escape situated on the banks of Lake St. Lucia in the heart of the scenic KwaZulu Natal province. Part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) guests of the lodge are able to experience one of the few natural wonders left on earth, with a side of sought-after luxury and warm, welcoming service. Surrounded by lush greenery, free-roaming wildlife and white sand beaches, Makakatana Bay Lodge offers a traveller's trifecta.

Host to just eight private, wooden suites with their own decks, king-size beds, luxurious bathrooms and spacious living areas, Makakatana Bay Lodge offers an intimate experience suited to couples and families alike. The main lodge area is where everyone gets together to unwind with a delicious meal, refreshing sundowner, and shared tales of the day's adventures. By staying in the luxury safari lodge, guests get to experience Africa's largest marine estuary with all the creature comforts of home.

Makakatana Bay Lodge Setting

KwaZulu Natal is often considered a traveller's dream with its subtropical climate and natural environment that lends itself to adventure and exploration. It is located in the southeast of South Africa, with a long shoreline on the Indian Ocean. It's a hugely diverse region offering a melting pot of cultures, traditions and experiences characterised by an abundance of exciting game-viewing opportunities, historical journeys, cultural excursions and exhilarating water-based activities.

Guests staying at Makakatana Bay Lodge will be able to embark on a variety of exciting activities that showcase the area’s diversity and uniqueness, especially that of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. These include daily game drives in an open vehicle, informative boat safaris, and unforgettable beach experiences – to name a few.

Accommodation options at Makakatana Bay Lodge

  • Makakatana Family Room

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    2 Rooms

    Sitting on elevated decks, the 2 Family Rooms in Makakatana Bay each have two bedrooms, accommodating up to 4 people. Set in the subtropical forest, the grounds…

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    from R 26979 / per-person-per-night

    R26322 Low Season

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    Bath
    Bath
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
    Aircon
    Aircon
    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower
    Fire Boma
    Fire Boma
    En-suite bathroom
    En-suite bathroom
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  • Makakatana Luxury Suite

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    5 Suites

    Positioned on raised decks, the 5 Luxury Suites are a great natural lightihng and are very roomy. With these suites, Makakatana Bay Lodge made sure to put beaut…

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    from R 8993 / per-person-per-night

    R7312 Low Season

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    Aircon
    Aircon
    Mini Bar
    Mini Bar
    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower
    Safe
    Safe
    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
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What's included

  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Select alcoholic beverages
  • Scheduled activities

Location

12

How to get there

  • 2 hrs

    King Shaka Aiport Durban

  • Makakatana Bay Lodge

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park Western Shores, Lake St, Lucia

  • Check in at Makakatana Bay Lodge

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Makakatana Bay Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • Is there a swimming pool?

  • Is there wifi?

Reviews

  • Best of Both

    Nestled in the Isimangaliso Wetlands a perfect getaway if you want both a safari as well as an ocean experience. The staff are always willing to assist and the rangers prove to be very knowledgeable. The rooms are private and comfortable.

    Conservio.com review

    Sally Matthews

Makakatana Bay Lodge impact highlights

A UNESCO world heritage site, St. Lucia and the adjacent coastal areas are recognised for their awe-inspiring beauty and unique value in global conservation. Makakatana Bay Lodge has a partnership with various conservation organisations in KwaZulu Natal. They ensure that guests staying at Makakatana Bay Lodge support these projects through a nightly conservation levy.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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