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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
    • Excellent71%
    • Very good24%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (30 reviews)
    “st lucia” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 141 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    From first arriving until leaving the service at Makakatana Bay Lodge was first class. All the staff, hospitality and rangers, were absolutely brilliant without being overbearing. The food was fantastic with all needs catered for without fuss. The lodge and room were very comfortable and...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback! Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very Nice hospitable Lodge in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Good Food. Superb Ranger with a lot of knowledge. Rooms where very tidy and had a terrace overlooking the Bush. Three different safaris: to the Beach, a Boat Safari and a Game Safari. So a Great...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your comments. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We couldn't have hoped for a better way to finish our honeymoon. A beautiful place with: amazing staff; the best food; and even better safari's. A special thanks to Michael, our guide, going on a safari with him was always a great adventure since he...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your comments. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    When it comes to getting away, I personally have never found any vacay to be more relaxing than a bush vacay! I don’t know if you feel the same way, but the moment I enter the gates of a game reserve it is as if...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the time and effort made in your review. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very special place. Great nature. Small and very private place. Comfortable rooms in special surrounding.Friendly crew and good kitchen.Grate game drives with excellent rangers. We would like to spent there some more days.

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    Response from Makakatana L, Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Monique

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    Amenities
    • 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
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$489 - US$716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • 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
    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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    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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