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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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    • Excellent69%
    • Very good26%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “boat trip” (20 reviews)
    “game drives” (26 reviews)
    “st lucia” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 28 January 2017

    From arrival to departure we were treated like royalty. Stephanie with the welcoming drinks and service of very tasty food by an excellent chef is a real gem. A big THANK YOU to Monique who has organised a special 60th birthday for Johann - a...More

    Thank Carina D
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 31 January 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we made Johann's Birthday Special. It is always so lovely to hear good feedback on our staff as we all strive to be the...More

    Reviewed 20 January 2017

    The room was perfect... the activities were really nice... great ranger !!! helpful and with a great knowledge of nature... The breakfast were really nice... the only hiccup was dinner... the food was not at the level of the rest of that really great place......More

    Thank Françoise V
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 3 February 2017

    Thanks for your comments and for staying at Makakatana. I immediately had a meeting about the food and we are relooking at the menu and will be making some changes. I am also getting in a consultant to come in assess the menu. If you...More

    Reviewed 5 January 2017

    Thank you all at Makakatana Bay Lodge for giving us a fantastic stay and giving us a Christmas with some very special memories. The game drives were brilliant and the trip to the beach a real highlight despite the early start. Thank you again I...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 5 January 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback I am so happy that you enjoyed your Christmas with us and have made some special memories. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. All the best for the new year Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 3 January 2017

    We stayed here at the end of our safaris, and I thought I was out-safaried by the time I got here. However the lodge was amazing and way beyond my expectations! I had booked here for the wetlands safari -- hippos, crocodiles, birds etc. I...More

    Thank Eric D
    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 6 January 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful comments. I can really sense that you are connected to nature and loved all the small, fascinating things that we focus on in this beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Thank you for staying with us and please come and visit us...More

    Reviewed 19 December 2016

    You guys made my birthday. First from the game drive with Michael - and seeing a Leopard was a cherry on top, to an absolutely stunning dinner in the room. You made my year! The friendliness of your staff is invaluable.

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    Response from Leigh-Ann M, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 20 December 2016

    We are so pleased that you loved your birthday at Makakatana! Birthdays are special and our team are so happy to hear that they made you happy!

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • US$495 - US$759 (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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    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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    "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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