Makakatana Bay Lodge

The only privately owned safari lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, the heart of Africa’s largest natural estuary. The iSimangaliso Wetland park World Heritage Site is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where there are unspoiled wilderness beaches, vast wetlands and game reserves all combined into one reserve. Makakatana Bay Lodge is a 4 Star property which is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, World Heritage Site, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. We welcome you to our ‘home from home’ lodge, where we provide comfort and friendship which we complement with a host of safaris’ to explore these incredible wonders!

The main lodge is hidden in the dune forest just meters from the waters of Lake St Lucia. Here guests have use of a lounge, television, indoor dining area, outdoor dining deck, wine cellar, private dining (on request), bar and bush pool on the Lake edge.

Suites at Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu safari experience with its luxury game viewing suites and excellent service. Guests are accommodated in 6 bright and spacious suites. Three of these are set in the dune forest and are frequented by friendly warthog, red duiker, nyala, bush babies, birds and hippo! One room has a view out through the bush onto a vlei and the other has a view through the bush onto the Lake. The Honeymoon suite is situated privately with views out onto a vlei. Large windows and terrace doors as well as mosquito gauze screen doors slide open onto private viewing decks, skillfully combining luxury and integration with the environment.

Activities at Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers full day safaris exploring the wetlands and shorelines by boat, morning and evening game drives with sundowners, and spectacular bird wtching.Within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park the animals found include: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Hyena, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile and many other types of antelope.

The lodge also offers deep sea fishing, fly fishing, whale watching, horse back safaris and diving at an additional cost.

Makakatana Bay Lodge


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