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LOCATIONIsimangaliso Wetland Park,KZNPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPANo
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYWe welcome children 6 - 12 years of age.MALARIALow Risk


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
 
  • The iSimangaliso Wetland Park has an impressive list of 526 bird species throughout the World Heritage Site.
  • Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately-owned and owner-managed game lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
21 December - 31 December 2018 Standard Room R 3,550 pppn sharing half board - special rate for advance bookings
includes dinner, bed & breakfast
Standard Room R 4,519 pppn sharing full board - special rate for advance bookings
(see inclusions below)
01 January - 30 April 2019
01 July - 31 December 2019
Standard Room R 3,966 pppn sharing half board - special rate for advance bookings includes dinner, bed & breakfast
Standard Room R 4,980 pppn sharing full board - special rate for advance bookings
(see inclusions below)
01 May - 30 June 2019 Standard Room R 3,320 pppn sharing half board - special rate for advance bookings includes dinner, bed & breakfast
Standard Room R 4,240 pppn sharing full board - special rate for advance bookings
(see inclusions below)
Min/Max 3 night Stay Special Offer:
From R 3,020 per person per night sharing in a Standard Room
- valid 21 December 2018 to 31 January 2019
- includes all meals and one game drive per day


*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
- HONEYMOON SUITES: – Maximum of 2 adults.
R 4,980 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)
- FAMILY ROOM: – Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
R 5,718 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)

*RATES FOR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS OFFERED ABOVE ARE VALID FROM 01 DECEMBER TO 31 December 2018.

- HONEYMOON SUITES: – Maximum of 2 adults.
R 5,534 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)
- FAMILY ROOM: – Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
R 6,365 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)

*RATES FOR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS OFFERED ABOVE ARE VALID FROM 01 JANUARY TO 30 APRIL 2019 & 01 JULY TO 31 DECEMBER 2019.

- HONEYMOON SUITES: – Maximum of 2 adults.
R 4,610 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)
- FAMILY ROOM: – Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
R 5,350 pppn sharing (full board - special rate for advance bookings)

*RATES FOR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS OFFERED ABOVE ARE VALID FROM 01 MAY TO 30 JUNE 2019.
RATES INCLUDE
FULL BOARD RATES INCLUDE:
• Accommodation
• All Meals, teas & coffees
• Selected local minerals, beers and house wines (excludes spirits)
• Afternoon game drive on day of arrival (departs 15h30 /16h00 - guests must arrive by 3pm).
• Morning game drive on day of departure (5am – 8am)
• A Full day safari is included on a 2 night stay where 1 full day is available:
• Boat & Wetland includes a picnic lunch (9h00 – 15h00) (1st full day activity)
• Beach and Eastern Shores includes a picnic lunch (9h00- 15h00) (2nd full day activity)
• Hluhluwe or Western shores includes brunch (05h00 – 13h30) (3rd full day activity)
• Or, early morning game drive & afternoon game drive if guests do not want Hluhluwe.
Guests must please advise lodge in advance of preferred activity if only in for 2 nights or the boat activity will be scheduled.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation in a standard room.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under the age of 6 are booked subject to special consent of owners, or if there is a group family booking and are to be under supervision of their parents at all times.
• Children from 6 - 12 years will pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing with parents (2 x full paying adults).
• The standard rooms can accommodate a maximum of one extra person sharing with adults.
• A child sharing with 1 single Adult. The Adult will be charged a single rate and the child will pay the applicable child rate.
• Children occupying their own room will be charged the applicable adult rate.
• Parents to sign child indemnities & child policy prior to arrival at lodge.

Kiddies Menu
• There is a Kiddies Menu but we do require that we are informed in advance of any child food requirements so that this can be confirmed with the chef upon arrival.
• We regret that children aged 6 and younger are not permitted to dine in the boma.
• Children 6 years and younger - dinner time is at 18h00 and is served in the main lodge dining area.
• Should parents wish to dine with their children, parents are to advise of the time they would like to eat and a table will be set in the main building for the family.
• Children’s meal times must be supervised by parents.
• If children eat earlier and parents wish to dine at 7pm in the boma with other guests, please advise reception on check-in so that a baby sitter can be arranged in advance.
CHILD POLICY FOR ACTIVITIES
• We regret that children 6 years and younger are not permitted on the safari drives and recommend that families who book at Makakatana book on the Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis which allows guests to do self drives in the park.
Baby Sitting
• Please advise 24 hours in advance if a baby sitter is needed. The babysitter’s rate is R150 an hour.
• If parents would like to book full day safaris or morning or afternoon game drives, baby sitters must be booked in advance prior to arrival.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Whale Watching
• Deepsea fishing
• Horse riding
• Dumazulu Cultural Village
• Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Park Fees must be paid in cash at the gate. Rates are subject to change without prior notice:
• R 51 per adult per adult per stay / R 37 per child per stay and R 61 per Vehicle
• R 5 per person for Community Levy per day / R 8 Overnight accommodation

TRANSFERS:
Transfers can be booked with Makakatana. These rates subject to change without any prior notice and Makakatana will not be held liable for transfer changes. Prices are per vehicle – max 4 pax.
Transfers booked with Makakatana –iSimangaliso park entry fees will be paid by Makakatana.
Transfers booked by outside companies will be charged Park entry fees at the gate.
The driver of the transfer company will be charged an entry fee and a vehicle fee in cash.
Durban (3h00) R 4,600 (2018) / R 5,000 (2019)
Phinda / Thanda / Richards Bay (1h30) R 2,600 (2018) / R 3,000 (2019)
Amakhosi / Thonga Beach / Rocktail (3h00) R 4,800 (2018) / R 5,200 (2019)
Manguzi – Mozambique Border (3h00) R 4,800 (2018) / R 5,200 (2019)
St Lucia/ Mtubatuba (35 min) R 700 (2018) / R 800 (2019)
St Lucia (After hours, via Nhlozi gate) R 1,500 (2018) / R 1,700 (2019)
Afterhours surcharge R 500




INFORMATION
About the Lodge 
Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately-owned and owner-managed game lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
 
Experience this magnificent area from the comfort of our spacious rooms, set on raised decks within the wilderness of the game park.
 
 
About Isimangaliso Wetland Park
 
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife in the game reserve, within Lake St. Lucia’s estuary and the glorious coastal beaches on the eastern shores of the park. Your stay at Makakatana Bay Lodge is designed around exploring this amazing sanctuary on an open game drive vehicle, on our private pontoon boat, and with your feet in the warm Indian Ocean.
 
We have put together experiences that we will share with you when you stay with us at Makakatana.
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
Guests can be accommodated in 6 spacious suites. Three of these are in the dune forest and are frequented by friendly warthog, red darker, nyala, bush babies, birds, and hippo.
 
One room at the Bay Lodge provides a view out through the forest onto a vlei, and the other has a view through the bush onto the St Lucia Lake. 
The Honeymoon Suite is situated privately with views out onto a vlei. Large windows and terrace doors, as well as mosquito gauze screen doors, slide open onto private viewing decks, skillfully combining luxury and integration with the environment.
 
Lodge Features:
 
Private personal service
Five luxurious suites
One Honeymoon Suite
12-bed maximum capacity
Private bush pool on lakes edge
Bar
TV in the main lounge
Dining room
Outdoor dining deck
Boma for bush dinners
Wine cellar in 'Old Crab House.'
Private dining on request.
 
 
Room service
the air-conditioned units has an outdoor shower and a work desk.
Five standard suites
One honeymoon suite
Air-conditioning/ heating
Private game viewing decks
En-suite bathroom and toilet
Outdoor shower
Service bar fridges
Tea & coffee facilities
Telephones.
Air Conditioning
Ensuite / Private bathroom
Housekeeping
Mini bar
Mosquito net
Outside Shower
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone
Terrace
 
 
 
 



GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
GETTING THERE
The Makakatana Bay Lodge is on Lake St Lucia, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal.
 
Heading North on the N2:
 
On the N2 from Durban and King Shaka International Airport, head North, pass Empangeni/Richards Bay turnoffs, pass Mtubatuba / St Lucia turn off and keep on the N2 heading North for approximately 20Km.
 
Heading South on the N2:
 
from Gauteng, head South, pass Pongola and Mkuze pass the Hluhluwe turnoff & head south for about another 25 / 30Km - pass the Nyalazi River sign and then.
Lookout for the Charters Creek/ Makakatana turn-off. Follow the tar road for approximately 14Km and keep going straight onto the dirt road towards Charters Creek. About 1Km along the dirt road take the right fork at the Makakatana sign. Keep on the dirt road and follow the signs for another 4Km.
 
 
 
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