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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
    • Excellent69%
    • Very good26%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
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    “boat trip” (19 reviews)
    “game drives” (24 reviews)
    “st lucia” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Arrived mid afternoon staff were surprised to see us not great after a 4 hour drive! Beautiful setting and the lodges all very well kept cost of game drives and river trip very expensive it was close on £500 for the family of 5 on...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    We appreciate your feedback, we strive to improve our services. I am glad that you got to experience the true Wetlands and Boat Safari. The sunrises are very special to watch over the glistering lake St Lucia I am so happy you got to see...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, mainly because the Lodge has the services of wonderful guides who taught us so much about the local fauna and flora. And our trip on a pontoon-style boat with Warwick to see hippos and crocodiles was a highlight. The...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    Thank you for you feedback. I am glad you got to experience the Wetlands and the Boat Safari with Warwick, he is a wonderful man with so many wonderful stories. I hope you will visit us again one day. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Luxury safari in a very nice cabin with high standard and service, very good food, nice views and very good guide. Even if it was winter when we visited Makakatana we saw plenty of animals and also got the opportunity to take a bath in...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

    Thank you for your feedback, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to take a bath in the Indian Ocean. Our Winter luckily isn't too bad here. I hope you will come back to visit us again...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    We stayed at Makakatana Lodge for 3 nights and just scratched the surface of what this place has to offer. We were amazed by the beauty of the grounds and the wetlands following contrasting Safari's in 2 neighboring countries. What stood out most about this...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 August 2017

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you fell in love with the Wetlands and enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that you will come back and visit us again. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 26 May 2017

    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 29 May 2017

    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

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • 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
    • Babysitting
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    • USD 495 - USD 759 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    FrankiesAwesome
    10 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
    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
    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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    "Honeymoon suite"
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    "Room 6 or 7 would be good"
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    "We stayed in room 5 with a small view of the lake in the distance. The room itself was clean and functunal"
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    "All rooms are Fine. One has a view of the lake from the bed, nice."
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