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Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately owned Lodge situated within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, World Heritage site.

The Lodge has 5 Standard rooms, 1 Honeymoon Suite and 2 Family rooms (can take 4 people each). Sleeping maximum 20 people in the Lodge. The rooms are set privately in the Dune Forests on the banks of the Lake.

The rooms have: telephones, air conditioners, heaters, overhead fans, minibars, tea stations, separate bathroom & toilets,outdoor shower & bath.

The Main Building has a bar, lounge, dining room, craft shop and outdoor decks. There is also an outdoor boma, for dining around the fire at night.

Makakatana Bay Lodge Activities Included in the fully inclusive Rate.

Recommended Itinerary for 4 Night Stay

Day 1 - Afternoon Wetlands Safari Drive

Guests are taken on an afternoon Safari Drive into the Wetlands watching Hippo, crocodile & birds on their first day at the Lodge. It is recommended that guests arrive at the Lodge by 15h00 in order to go on the drive. Guests are driven to the banks of the Mpati River mouth, where hippo pass through in the late afternoon.

Animals that may be seen include Giraffe, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, White Rhino, Waterbuck, serval, porcupine, genet, Leopard, Elephant and Black Rhino. (note - this activity is offered on the day of arrival)

Day 2 - Beach Safari

Depart after Breakfast & enjoy a leisurely safari drive to the Eastern Shores through the Greater

St Lucia Wetland Park Reserve. Guests are taken to the Beach for swimming & snorkeling and then enjoy a picnic lunch in the sand dune forests followed by a game drive back to the Lodge by 15h00 for afternoon Tea served at 16h00. This is a combination safari, which includes a game drive and beach experience.

Day 3 - Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve

Early Wake up & depart from the Lodge - 45 minute drive in a Safari vehicle (or combi if preferred) to Hluhluwe or Umfolozi Game Reserve. A light continental Breakfast is served just after entering the park. Guests return to the Lodge by 14h00 for a light lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon siesta or leisure time at the pool on the lakes edge.

Day 4 - Boat Trip and Wetland Exploration

Guests are taken on an exploration of the Wetland Park. This includes a 2 hour boat trip on a private boat on the St Lucia Estuary. A picnic lunch is served before returning to the Lodge.

The focus of this safari is to seek out birdlife, hippo and crocodile on the boat and other animals and birds in the Wetlands.

Day 5

Leisurely morning & check out after breakfast.


    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 0%
  • Average Response Time: 27 hours
  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • ****
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.


iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Zululand, KwaZulu/Natal, 3935

Map Makakatana Bay Lodge in St Lucia  Zululand  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa
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