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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
          • Excellent67%
          • Very good27%
          • Average5%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible0%
          Travellers talk about
          “boat trip” (18 reviews)
          “game drives” (23 reviews)
          “st lucia” (8 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
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          Multilingual Staff
          Wheelchair Access
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          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          I would like to thank you and the entire Team for letting us experience Makakatana Bay Lodge. The Lodge is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was absolutely divine and we also enjoyed the game drive as well as the boat cruise....More

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          Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

          Thank you for your lovely feedback we are so pleased that you got to experience the Wetlands at its best after all the rain that we received. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Makakatana. Please do come back again to...More

          Reviewed 20 May 2017

          The lodge has an excellent location within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Besides game drives within the park the lodge offers three day tours (Boat and Wetland full day Safari, Beach and Eastern shores full day Safari, Safari to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve) which were excellent....More

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          Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 20 May 2017

          Thank you for your lovely feedback it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the full experience that we offer here in the beautiful Wetlands. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Kind Regards Hannah

          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 30 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

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          • 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
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Babysitting
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          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • USD 460 - USD 776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
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          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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          Traveller (130)
          Room & Suite (26)
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          Nearby Attractions
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          Ficklefan
          Hi there, please can you provide some more information on your ocean safaris? Does it also include swimming with dolphins? Hope to hear from you soon. Alta
          12 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
          It looks stunning! Do you have a spa on site?
          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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          "Wi-fi is available in the reception lounge and eating area but not the rooms which I kind of liked."
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          "The new family rooms are Great!, I also loved the Honeymoon room - Chic."
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          "All rooms seem to be of the same high standard"
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