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About Makakatana Bay Lodge

Exclusively situated in the Proclaimed 'Greater St Lucia Wetland Park' reserve, the largest marine lake in Africa, Makakatana Bay Lodge remains the only privately owned and run luxury Lodge within this pristine World Heritage Site.

The lodge has five luxury suites situated privately in a thick forest overlooking the lake. Facilities include: mini bars, air-conditioning, overhead fan, separate toilet and bathroom, outside shower, dressing room, private decks. There is a private pool set on the lakes edge. Restaurant dinning room and outdoor boma available. Adventures include: Hippo Crocodile Safaris, Boat safaris on the lake, Safaris to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and Boat beach safaris to the pristine beaches of Cape Vidal where one can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Carina Bothma, South Africa
22 January 2017

From arriving at the lodge we were treated like royals. The staff is outstanding - friendly and helpful. The location is so peaceful and you can see the animals grazing from your bed! Michael Botes is a guide that we will never forget because his love for nature and his knowledge of animal behaviour, plants, trees, insects, etc. The food is outstanding! The excursions offered daily is a huge bonus and a must to attend.

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Makakatana Bay Lodge is 15.5km from the centre of St Lucia , the nearest airport 109.7km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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