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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
    • Excellent71%
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    • Average4%
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    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (29 reviews)
    “st lucia” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    Excellent and charming lodge, but not overdone. Very friendly staff, good food. Ranger Johan has been a very nice and knowledgable gut who showed uns lots of animals (Even a crash of rhinos). Highlight was the very private river cruise with skipper Warwick on the...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 10 August 2017

    Thank you for your kind words, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to learn new and exciting facts about the animals and the Wetlands with Johan. The Boat trip with Warwick is lovely he is an amazing man...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    My wife and I and our 2 teenage children recently had the pleasure of staying at the lodge .It was a truly wonderful experience . The hotel staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them . The food and wine were...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    Thank you for your lovely feedback about your stay with us, I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Michael is a very good guide which i am glad you got to experience. You will have to come back to try find the Leopard....More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Arrived mid afternoon staff were surprised to see us not great after a 4 hour drive! Beautiful setting and the lodges all very well kept cost of game drives and river trip very expensive it was close on £500 for the family of 5 on...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    We appreciate your feedback, we strive to improve our services. I am glad that you got to experience the true Wetlands and Boat Safari. The sunrises are very special to watch over the glistering lake St Lucia I am so happy you got to see...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, mainly because the Lodge has the services of wonderful guides who taught us so much about the local fauna and flora. And our trip on a pontoon-style boat with Warwick to see hippos and crocodiles was a highlight. The...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    Thank you for you feedback. I am glad you got to experience the Wetlands and the Boat Safari with Warwick, he is a wonderful man with so many wonderful stories. I hope you will visit us again one day. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Luxury safari in a very nice cabin with high standard and service, very good food, nice views and very good guide. Even if it was winter when we visited Makakatana we saw plenty of animals and also got the opportunity to take a bath in...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    Thank you for your feedback, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to take a bath in the Indian Ocean. Our Winter luckily isn't too bad here. I hope you will come back to visit us again...More

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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • US$ 480 - US$ 699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    FrankiesAwesome
    10 August 2017|
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    Response from Makakatana L | Property representative |
    Hi, We are on Lake St Lucia (lots of hippo and crocodile) but do day trips to the beach. We offer a wonderful combination of safari experiences within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site which includes the... More
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    Ficklefan
    11 January 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
    1 March 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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