Makakatana Bay

Makakatana Bay Lodge is situated alongside Lake St Lucia in KwaZulu natal, South Africa. The main lodge of Makakatana is where everyone gets to sit and unwind while enjoying their meals with their loved ones. It's like a home away from home. The lodge's ever green lanscapes are not the only wonderful thing about the place. Makakatana is also home to the amazing wildlife in the park and surrounded with beautiful and peaceful beaches and Lake St.Lucia. By staying in the luxury safari lodge, guests also get the benefit of experiencing the beautiful sanctuary on an open game drive vehicle, on the lodge's private pontoon boat or better yet get a swim in the nice and warm Indian Ocean.

A variety of exciting activities showcase the area’s diversity and uniqueness. Guests staying at the lodge have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the iSimangaliso with game drives in an open vehicle, boat safaris and Indian Ocean beach experiences.

Accommodation options at Makakatana Bay

  • Makakatana Family Room

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    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…


    from R 26979 / Per accommodation per night

    R22933 Low Season

  • Makakatana Standard Room

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

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


    from R 8993 / Per person per night sharing

    R7644 Low Season


What's included

Fully Inclusive Rate Includes:

Luxury Accommodation, all meals, scheduled activities, teas, coffees, soft drinks and local house wine, beers and soft drinks.


Conservation Levy, iSimangaliso Park Entry fees, other extra activities, premium brands & spirits, items of a personal nature and



How to get there

  • 2 hrs

    King Shaka Aiport Durban

  • Makakatana Bay

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park Western Shores, Lake St, Lucia

  • Check in at Makakatana Bay

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Makakatana Bay

    10:00 on day of departure

R 26,979
/ per accommodation per night

R22933.00 Low Season

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  • 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. review

    Sally Matthews

Makakatana Bay impact highlights

A UNESCO world heritage site, St Lucia and the adjacent coastal areas are recognised for its 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.