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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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    Breakfast included
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 May 2017

    We had a family safari for 3 days at Makakatana and had a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and the food delicious. We had a beautiful suite with a twin room off it for the kids which worked out really well. We were particularly...More

    Thank 845nicky
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 8 May 2017

    Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us here in iSimangaliso Wetland Park! We do hope that you come back soon. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 5 April 2017

    After spending nearly two weeks in South Africa, the stay at Makakatana Lodge was planned to be the "highlight" of our trip and the place for my 50th birthday. After many great experiences in this beautiful country, we could hardly imagine any further increases could...More

    Thank BernhardS603
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 6 April 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback we always appreciate hearing inspiring words about our lodge and staff. I am so happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay with is and thank you for spending your Birthday with us. Please do come back and...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2017

    Best food we had in South Africa. Lovely location and good staff. Really good wildlife viewing and great expeditions. Rooms were really nice although needed a little attention (gap half an inch wide in the "mosquito proof" doors). Staff lovely although the owner's people skills...More

    Thank andic18
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 29 March 2017

    Thanks for your comments and feedback, we are really pleased that you stayed with us and that our staff looked after you. All noted and will discuss with the other owner. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 27 March 2017

    spent the last 4 nights at Makakatana - what a wonderful place! Service is top notch - the whole team really do take wonderful care of you and the food is very good. we did all the activities we could (boat trip, beach trip, night...More

    Thank na1605
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 28 March 2017

    Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are thrilled that you enjoyed iSimangaliso Wetland Park! We do hope that you come back soon. Regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 21 March 2017

    I first stayed at Makakatana when they first opened many years ago and stayed at the lodge on a regular basis after that. However, I had not stayed at the lodge for at least 5 years. I was slightly apprehensive as I didn't feel that...More

    Thank dulcieo2014
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 March 2017

    Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for returning. It was wonderful to see you again and hope you will return soon. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

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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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