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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%
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          “boat trip” (18 reviews)
          “game drives” (23 reviews)
          “st lucia” (8 reviews)
          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 26 June 2016

          We had a very nice short break in an excellent Lodge. Fantastic game rides and boat trip. Friendly staff. Game came right up to our balcony. Knowledgeable game ranger. Good kitchen and good facilities. Wifi needs improving.

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          Thank Capetowneagle
          Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 27 June 2016

          We continually strive to improve our services and appreciate your comments. We will attend to improving the wifi at the Lodge, although frustrating for us bush lodges at times! We do hope you visit us again.

          Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

          From the time you arrive at the lodge, and are welcomed by their friendly and hospitable staff you realize you are in a special place. This is confirmed when you are taken along the walkway to your secluded room. Room 5 has a great view...More

          Thank strangm2016
          Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 June 2016

          So great to read your response! The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a gem and we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Makakatana and that your experience was memorable. We hope to see you back here someday.

          Reviewed 21 April 2016

          The second lodge of our holiday and a lovely lay out with a huge welcoming lounge/dining/meeting area and roundels along little pathways hidden in the trees as the accommodation. Lovely décor everywhere and beds facing the wetlands outside. Watch the wild life from the bed...More

          Thank woodentop54
          Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 June 2016

          Your comments are most appreciated and we are very touched at how you take notice of our 'local' visitors and how you enjoy their company!

          Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

          I highly recommend the Makakatana Bay Lodge. Hugh, the owner and all of the staff make sure their guests are well taken care of. The cabins are spacious and well kept. The food including the bush lunches is excellent. I particularly liked floating in the...More

          Thank Hexthorpe
          Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 6 April 2016

          Thank you so much for your comments, it is most appreciated. We do hope you will come back some day! Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

          Reviewed 19 March 2016

          Wonderful setting. Great hospitality, friendly staff. Food great. Took time to cater for your individual needs and interests. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Something for everyone to enjoy, game drives, birding and sea.

          Thank Louise A
          Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 21 March 2016

          Thank you for your response and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return some day. Regards, Leigh-Ann

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          • Pool
          • Free Parking
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          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
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          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Babysitting
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          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • USD 462 - 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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          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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          "Each room is unique"
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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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