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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%
    • Very good24%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (25 reviews)
    “st lucia” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Reviewed 1 March 2017

    We spent three nights (9th to 12th February 2017) at the Makakatana Bay Lodge and very excited abou the the whole stay. Comfortable, clean and generous accomodation. Very friendly staff and good kitchen. The game drives, hippo boat tour and the beach tour with the...More

    Thank Mario T
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 March 2017

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us and the rest of the team here at Makakatana. It is always lovely to hear such nice words about our staff and we are so happy that...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2017

    Spent a lovely 3 days here. The accommodation is excellent and unusual in that three side of the cottage can be opened up to the air (insect screens are provided), The staff were very helpful and pleasant, and the game drives, boat rides and trip...More

    Thank KPNotts
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 28 February 2017

    Thank you for your lovely response. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the set up of the rooms. The pool is definitely always highly recommended to go relax by when you have time and I am glad you...More

    Reviewed 26 February 2017

    We had a very nice time here and the people are very polite. Our Guide Mike has shown us the wildlife with all the animals we could find. Service is excellent and the food delicous. One of the best places we have been in Sout...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 28 February 2017

    I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us and your drives with Mike. Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 25 February 2017

    A very well run lodge that gave us unparalleled insight into the diversity of the rich flora and fauna of the area. The rangers, Michael and Tristan were excellent. Tristan handled our close encounter with a large elephant expertly. Michael spotted and identified birds and...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 26 February 2017

    Thank you for your comments, i am glad you had a good experience with our Rangers and staff. They all work very hard and hearing that they made your stay here at Makakatana is always wonderful. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind...More

    Reviewed 24 February 2017

    We wanted somewhere restful to round off our South African holiday and our agent suggested Makakatana. We're so pleased he did! It's a wonderful place. The rooms are delightful - having an outdoor shower at 7am with birdsong accompaniment is very special and walking along...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 26 February 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I can really sense that you are connected to nature and loved all the small, fascinating things that we focus on in this beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It is always an experience watching the Elephants pushing down trees and...More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
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    • Minibar
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    • US$ 480 - US$ 712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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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    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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