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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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    29/10/2017 30/10/2017
    Traveller (138)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Dining (11)
    • Excellent69%
    • Very good26%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (26 reviews)
    “st lucia” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Room Service
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Dry Cleaning
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 127 reviews

    Reviewed 3 September 2017

    Amazing lodge plunged in the nature. All well organized, the staff were very friendly and the food good. Beautiful wildlife experience. Our guide (Mr. Johann) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We have a ten year-long experience in SA wildlife, but Mr. Johann told us so...More

    1  Thank marimonf
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 September 2017

    Thank you for you wonderful feed back, I am so please to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and managed to still experience the Wetlands with all the rain. Johan is a wonderful guide who always enjoys to share his knowledge, the Boat Trip...More

    Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

    We started our SA adventure near here but here is where I am most enthusiastic about. I don't know exactly what we paid because we used a travel consultant in Seattle and they get improved prices, but after I had a chat with the owner,...More

    Thank WildBillSeattle
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 27 August 2017

    Thanks so much for your response. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Just a quick correction with regards to the concessions. We are a privately owned lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park however there are other concessions...More

    Reviewed 23 August 2017

    We went to the lodge and it was simply perfect. The ranger, Michael, was so precise and good. The kitchen was so good and various. Thanks a lot for all, the game drive and everything were perfect!!!!!

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    Thank MauroIannucci
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 24 August 2017

    Thank you for your feedback, i am so happy to hear you enjoyed you stay with us and all your activities with Michael. I hope to welcome you and your family back one day. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 22 August 2017

    My husband and I had a great stay, five nights in all. An excellent lodge to end our three weeks Safari. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. Our room was very pleasant with a g lovely view. Our Game Ranger was Johan. Johan...More

    Thank 67maureen
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 23 August 2017

    Thank you for your kind words I really appreciate it. I am so glad to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the wetlands with Johan and the Boat trip with Warwick. I hope to welcome you back again...More

    Reviewed 21 August 2017

    we spend 3 nights in Makakatana beach. The location near the lake is unique, the lodge is very beautiful , the staff very friendly. we had the chance to do the beach and the lake safari, both completely different, but complementary (our kids enjoyed this...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 August 2017

    Thank you for staying with us during your holiday and for your lovely feedback. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the activities we planned for you. We are currently working on the WIFI which should boost the signal, thank you for pointing it...More

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    • US$486 - US$736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 8
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    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    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
    11 January 2017|
    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
    1 March 2016|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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