The Makakatana Bay Lodge offers its guests an unforgettable KwaZulu-Natal Safari experience with its adventures wildlife viewing, its comfortable suites, and excellent service. Situated in the St Lucia Wetland set in a dune forest, this Lodge has hidden just meters away from the water's edge of the great banks of the Lake St Lucia.
The Makakatana four-star lodge is on the banks of Lake St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site in South Africa, which is the heart of Africa's largest natural estuary.
The Isimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where the traveller can find an untouched beach, mangroves and wildlife reserves all combined into one natural paradise. 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.
The lodge takes guests on a safari to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Guests are up around 5 am and are driven (+/- 50min) to the game reserve to seek out the big 5. A picnic brunch is served at the park and guests return to the lodge by 13H30 for light lunch at 2. Animals in Hluhluwe Umfolozi include Elephant, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Giraffe, Zebra, Dyker, Wildebeest, Impala, Reedbuck, Nyala, Kudu, other antelope and many other species of game.
Isimangaliso Wetland Park Lake St Lucia
On 28 April 1897, St Lucia was declared a game reserve. The conservation area was a 36000-hectare lake with a 1km strip of land surrounding the lake. At a later stage, other conservation areas were added. On 1, December 1999 UNESCO declared the lake and adjacent coastal areas a world heritage site. The 328 000 hectare reserve was South Africa's first world heritage site and encompasses 5 five major ecological zones.
The following is a recommended four-night itinerary which can be changed to meet each travellers needs and requirements:
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The contact numbers to make a reservation at Makakatana Bay are:
• Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
• Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
• Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.
Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.