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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Honeymoon suite just lovely. Food very good ambience very good..staff friendly. Water safari was really good fun. Henry the ranger charming and we had a fun evening drive with him..sunset spectacular.

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Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Wonderful location - peaceful - very clean - great and friendly service - my son and I are coeliac and the cook really went her way to accomodate us - we stayed 3 nights one of the family rooms which was tastefully decorated - the...More

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Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future! Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We arrived at Makakatana with 3 other carloads which made the receptionist a bit flustered. However after this slightly hesitant welcome, the staff were wonderful. Our room was very comfortable with views towards the water. The food was delicious. The game trips with Herman were...More

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Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann Morrison

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our stay in the Makakatana lodge has been superb / very friendly and helpful staff / top Management / nice rooms / different full and half-day excursions are included / all the services and the necessary advices were important for an unforgettable stay

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Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for your comments and we do hope you come back asap! Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A month before we went to Makakatana, german newspaper „Zeit“ had a lenghty article about iSimangaliso which featured a long, quite positive paragraph about Makakatana Bay Lodge. This only furthered our excitement about beeing there soon. And Makakatana delivered everything we had dreamt about. Staying...More

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CharltonForsyth
25 January 2018|
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Response from Seanthesheep | Reviewed this property |
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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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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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"The family room with huge bed and separate twin room is great. To have indoor and outdoor showers is bliss.."
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"They have one "family suite" that looks like it could sleep 6."
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"Other rooms seemed better decorated than ours..."
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"Honeymoon suite is amazing but all the rooms are great!"
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