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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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    • Excellent71%
    • Very good24%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
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    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (31 reviews)
    “st lucia” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Dry Cleaning
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday

    A very friendly Lodge with excellent and informative rangers,good food an altogether an excellent ambience.the accommodation was very clean with balcony views out over the surrounding bush, lovely. In the three nights we stayed there we had several game drives, one river trip, one night...More

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    Thank Jennifer V
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The service we received was of the highest possible standard. The greeting was warm on arrival and we were made to feel at home throughout our stay.Our Lodge was very private and comfortable, the food was first class. The highlight for us was going out...More

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    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

    Great little lodge. Excellent service, delicious food, although limited to a daily set menu. Wonderful rooms and relaxing pool area. Very knowledgeable guides. Reserve is particularly abundant in bird species, giraffe, buck varieties, zebra, hippo and wildebeest. All round a very unique big 4 wetland...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your response ! Warm regards, Monique

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our ranger Michael shared his enthusiasm and his passion for nature every single moment of our trip making this adventure in the Wetland unforgettable! Everything has been beyond whatever you can imagine, I recommend it as the first place to go in South Africa

    Thank pinkdiamondMilano
    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Please come visit us again! Warm regards, Monique

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Makakatana is a superior property. Five stars! Exceedingly well managed. The owners live nearby and one was able to greet us just a few hours after we arrived. The accommodations were modern and spacious. The staff well-trained. The food top-notch/ This was our third lodge,...More

    Thank Fred A
    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for visiting us and sending us this feedback. We do hope to see you again ! Enjoy the Festive Season. Warm regards, Monique

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$501 - US$803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    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
    11 January 2017|
    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
    29 February 2016|
    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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    "They have one "family suite" that looks like it could sleep 6."
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    "Honeymoon suite is amazing but all the rooms are great!"
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