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    Makakatana Bay Lodge

    Lot 3 Makakatana | Western Shores Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park 3935, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent68%
    • Very good26%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travelers talk about
    “boat trip” (18 reviews)
    “game drives” (23 reviews)
    “st lucia” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair access
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 114 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We stayed at Makakatana Lodge for 3 nights and just scratched the surface of what this place has to offer. We were amazed by the beauty of the grounds and the wetlands following contrasting Safari's in 2 neighboring countries. What stood out most about this...More

    Thank Wils87
    Reviewed May 25, 2017

    I would like to thank you and the entire Team for letting us experience Makakatana Bay Lodge. The Lodge is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was absolutely divine and we also enjoyed the game drive as well as the boat cruise....More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded May 29, 2017

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we are so pleased that you got to experience the Wetlands at its best after all the rain that we received. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Makakatana. Please do come back again to...More

    Reviewed May 19, 2017

    The lodge has an excellent location within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Besides game drives within the park the lodge offers three day tours (Boat and Wetland full day Safari, Beach and Eastern shores full day Safari, Safari to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve) which were excellent....More

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    Thank 521markus
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded May 20, 2017

    Thank you for your lovely feedback it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the full experience that we offer here in the beautiful Wetlands. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed May 1, 2017

    We had a family safari for 3 days at Makakatana and had a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and the food delicious. We had a beautiful suite with a twin room off it for the kids which worked out really well. We were particularly...More

    Thank 845nicky
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded May 8, 2017

    Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us here in iSimangaliso Wetland Park! We do hope that you come back soon. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed April 5, 2017

    After spending nearly two weeks in South Africa, the stay at Makakatana Lodge was planned to be the "highlight" of our trip and the place for my 50th birthday. After many great experiences in this beautiful country, we could hardly imagine any further increases could...More

    Thank BernhardS603
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded April 6, 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback we always appreciate hearing inspiring words about our lodge and staff. I am so happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay with is and thank you for spending your Birthday with us. Please do come back and...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $479 - $754 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    • Also Known As
    • Makakatana Bay Lodge KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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    Traveler (130)
    Room & Suite (26)
    Pool & Beach (12)
    Dining (10)
    Hotel & Grounds (122)
    Bathroom (2)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Ficklefan
    January 11, 2017|
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    Response from Makakatana L | Property representative |
    Hi Alta, We offer beach safaris which includes snorkelling. We do not to dolphin tours unfortuantely. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann
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    LetitiaDuvenhage
    February 29, 2016|
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    Response from Makakatana L | Property representative |
    Unfortunately we do not have a Spa on our facility their is however one in St.Lucia that we can organise to come to the lodge to do treatments
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    "Wi-fi is available in the reception lounge and eating area but not the rooms which I kind of liked."
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    "Each room is unique"
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    "The new family rooms are Great!, I also loved the Honeymoon room - Chic."
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    "All rooms seem to be of the same high standard"
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