2 & a half hour drive from Durban or King Shaka International Airport
6 & a half our drive from Gauteng
5 x Standard Rooms
2 x Family Rooms
1 x Honeymoon Suite
MORE ABOUT MAKAKATANA BAY
Found in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the banks of Lake St Lucia, Makakatana Bay is a wetland & wildlife paradise.
Enjoy the serenity and beauty of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, game drives around the reserve and an illustrious boat cruise on the estuary. Makakatana focuses on showing off the unique & pristine wilderness of the reserve with the addition to a luxurious safari holiday.
The main area of the lodge has a communal area with personal service designed for relaxation & comfort. The main lodge is where all meals are served either upon a raised deck wrapping around the lodge or the eccentric boma illustrating 'shabeen chic'.
The lodge boasts a bar, a nearby wine cellar which is more commonly known as the 'Old Crab House' as well as a nearby private bush pool on the edge of Lake St Lucia.
There are five standard rooms
three of which are twin rooms & two of which are double rooms. Each room features a an outdoor bath & shower, balcony, aircon and mini bar.
The family rooms are perfect for four guests with 1 double bed and two single beds in the second inter-leading bedroom. With an outdoor shower and bath guests can experience the bush in an ultra luxurious manner.
The honeymoon suite
overlooks an open field where animals such as warthogs, red duikers, nyalas, bush babies, and a variety of bird life. This suite features an outdoor shower, mini bar and is fully air-conditoned.
Experiences at Makakatana Bay
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park known for the abundance of wildlife
in the reserve and within Lake St Lucia. Each guests stay at Makakatana Bay is designed around exploring the amazing sanctuary on an open game drive vehicle or on the private pontoon boat.
Makakatana Bay is a short drive from Durban and Richard’s Bay therefore once guests are settled into their rooms, an afternoon game drive
is offered with experienced guides, followed by a delicious dinner & an evening under the stars.
Take an exceptional cruise along Lake St. Lucia
which has become a firm favourite at Makakatana as it allows guests to experience the wildlife from a totally new perspective. Here guests can watch the resident hippo performance or set your binoculars on the reed birds whilst enjoying the gentle breeze as you learn about the lake from expert guides.
Dip your feet in the warm Indian Ocean
at one the most pristine coastlines in South Africa. The beach safari offered by the lodge includes a game drive from the western shores through to the eastern shores, allowing guests to explore this amazing World Heritage Site. Here one can spot a breaching whale, a pod of dolphins
as well as rhino & buffalo.
Head out on a full day trip to the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big Five Game Reserve
at the crack of dawn which is just a 75 minute drive away.
One can end the day with a spectacular night drive
looking at the stars and searching for the leopard, hyena, porcupine and other nocturnal animals.
(available on request & at an additional charge):
• Whale Watching
• Deepsea fishing
• Horse riding
• Dumazulu Cultural Village
ABOUT THE ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK
Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre
• Aircon & fan
• Separate Bathroom & Toilet
• Outside Shower & Bath
• Dressing Table
• Tea & Coffee making facilities
• Inside shower, outside shower & bath.
• Laundry Service
• Mobile Connectivity
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s centrepiece is the vast Lake St. Lucia, home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos. Elephants, giraffes and leopards inhabit the grasslands and forests of the nearby Western Shores and Charters Creek areas. To the north, Sodwana Bay is known for its colourful coral reefs . The word isimangaliso means "a miracle" or "something wondrous" in Zulu .