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Lot 3 Makakatana Western Shores Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park 3935 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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All reviewsboat tripgame driveshippos and crocsst luciaoutdoor showerhoneymoon suitethe reserveprivate beachworld heritage siteunique experiencemain buildingfirst stopfew weeksguide michaelflora and faunalake stleigh ann
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The lodge was very nice. The food was very good. The service was excellent. The guide for our safaris, Jondre, was particularly good, knowledgeable, attentive and efficient. Our only issues was that the rural setting and somewhat spartan accommodations and facilities do not seem to...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We stayed 2 nights at the Makakatana Bay Lodge - a place with a very long history. They are uniquely positioned within the Wetlands because of that (there are no others !). The drive to the lodge is easy, and fun, and already offers a...More

Thank Nitti M
Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh wow!! What great comments! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. It is most appreciated and we do hope you return.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We loved our four nights at Makakatana Bay Lodge. Here are some of the things we liked best, followed by some tips that might be useful in planning a visit. Above all, we enjoyed the peaceful, secluded atmosphere of this lovely boutique lodge. It would...More

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Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your response and comments.

Reviewed 12 July 2018

This was our final destination on a two week safari adventure. The lodge was lovely, the food plentiful and of good quality and the staff helpful, polite and eager to make our stay as wonderful as possible. Our guide, Shaun was a delight, knowledgable, enthusiastic...More

Thank TeacherEngland
Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 18 July 2018

Your comments are noted. Thank you.

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.

Thank MrsG431
Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks for your comments.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$550 - US$739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$550 - US$739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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CharltonForsyth
25 January 2018|
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Response from Seanthesheep | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our local travel agent
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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
11 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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Room Tips
"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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