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Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We started our SA adventure near here but here is where I am most enthusiastic about. I don't know exactly what we paid because we used a travel consultant in Seattle and they get improved prices, but after I had a chat with the owner,...More

Thank WildBillSeattle
Response from Makakatana L, Owner at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks so much for your response. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Just a quick correction with regards to the concessions. We are a privately owned lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park however there are other concessions...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went to the lodge and it was simply perfect. The ranger, Michael, was so precise and good. The kitchen was so good and various. Thanks a lot for all, the game drive and everything were perfect!!!!!

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Thank MauroIannucci
Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback, i am so happy to hear you enjoyed you stay with us and all your activities with Michael. I hope to welcome you and your family back one day. Kind Regards Hannah

Reviewed 22 August 2017

My husband and I had a great stay, five nights in all. An excellent lodge to end our three weeks Safari. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. Our room was very pleasant with a g lovely view. Our Game Ranger was Johan. Johan...More

Thank 67maureen
Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words I really appreciate it. I am so glad to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the wetlands with Johan and the Boat trip with Warwick. I hope to welcome you back again...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

we spend 3 nights in Makakatana beach. The location near the lake is unique, the lodge is very beautiful , the staff very friendly. we had the chance to do the beach and the lake safari, both completely different, but complementary (our kids enjoyed this...More

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Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for staying with us during your holiday and for your lovely feedback. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the activities we planned for you. We are currently working on the WIFI which should boost the signal, thank you for pointing it...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

A very pleasant and unusual setting in comparison with other lodges. Driving through deep bush to get to the Natal coast for a swim and picnic on a private seculed setting was quite an experience. A trip on the St.Lucia lake to view hippos and...More

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Response from Makakatana L, Front Office Manager at Makakatana Bay LodgeResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your stay with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed it and got to experience the Wetlands and Coast. Unfortunately here the weather is always so unpredictable. I hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind...More

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Pool
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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US$505 - US$805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"They have one "family suite" that looks like it could sleep 6."
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"Honeymoon suite is amazing but all the rooms are great!"
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