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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%
    Travellers talk about
    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (29 reviews)
    “st lucia” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 137 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Very special place. Great nature. Small and very private place. Comfortable rooms in special surrounding.Friendly crew and good kitchen.Grate game drives with excellent rangers. We would like to spent there some more days.

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    Thank JHHeidelberg
    Reviewed yesterday

    Thanks to Michael, the best guide we have ever had, we had a wonderful time at Maka. His outstanding knowledge, engaging personality and his helpfulness made the stay and the Safaris at the lodge the best we have had during the three weeks in South...More

    Thank Camama2017
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was our first visit to a wetland lodge. We honestly weren't sure what to expect. We are so pleased we chose something different to our "big 5" norms, and so very happy we chose this one. Unique, well staffed and excellent guides. Our guide...More

    Thank Robin S
    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    We appreciate your beautiful, detailed response. It makes us so happy the hear that you had a lovely stay at Makakatana. It would not had been possible to give you such a splendid holiday without our entire team. Kind regards, Monique

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    perfekt time in a wonderful surronding we have had a wonderful time during game drives, chill out time at the pool, diner at the boma and breakfast with bird - super. Hippos and antelopes crossing, extreme friendly staff - everybody has felt nice

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    Thank ralphm751
    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate it. Kind regards, Monique

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    this lodge was the best on our trip especially the game drives where wonderful with Mike. He is super. We saw so many animals - even the hippos out of the water. The trip to the private beach is special too. Thanks to the team.

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    Thank andrebalzer
    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    We feel so honored that we maid your stay a memorable one, I will ensure that the entire team are thanked. We do hope to see you again. Warm regards, Monique

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River
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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
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$480 - US$707 (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
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    FrankiesAwesome
    9 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
    29 February 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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