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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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    Overview
    • Excellent69%
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    • Average4%
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    “boat trip” (19 reviews)
    “game drives” (24 reviews)
    “st lucia” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 21 March 2017

    I first stayed at Makakatana when they first opened many years ago and stayed at the lodge on a regular basis after that. However, I had not stayed at the lodge for at least 5 years. I was slightly apprehensive as I didn't feel that...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 March 2017

    Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for returning. It was wonderful to see you again and hope you will return soon. Kind regards, Leigh-Ann

    Reviewed 3 March 2017

    My wife and I only stayed at Makatatana for 2 nights and wished we had added at least 2 more nights. The property is immaculate throughout and the service was excellent. The game drives and estuary boat trip were and the ranger extremely knowledgeable and...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 March 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful response. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all of your activities with your ranger. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Hannah

    Reviewed 1 March 2017

    We spent three nights (9th to 12th February 2017) at the Makakatana Bay Lodge and very excited abou the the whole stay. Comfortable, clean and generous accomodation. Very friendly staff and good kitchen. The game drives, hippo boat tour and the beach tour with the...More

    Thank Mario T
    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 4 March 2017

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us and the rest of the team here at Makakatana. It is always lovely to hear such nice words about our staff and we are so happy that...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2017

    Spent a lovely 3 days here. The accommodation is excellent and unusual in that three side of the cottage can be opened up to the air (insect screens are provided), The staff were very helpful and pleasant, and the game drives, boat rides and trip...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 28 February 2017

    Thank you for your lovely response. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the set up of the rooms. The pool is definitely always highly recommended to go relax by when you have time and I am glad you...More

    Reviewed 26 February 2017

    We had a very nice time here and the people are very polite. Our Guide Mike has shown us the wildlife with all the animals we could find. Service is excellent and the food delicous. One of the best places we have been in Sout...More

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    Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 28 February 2017

    I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us and your drives with Mike. Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Hannah

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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
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
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    • US$495 - US$759 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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    FrankiesAwesome
    9 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
    29 February 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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