Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu Natal wildlife safari experience with its luxury game viewing rooms and excellent service.Guests are accommodated in 6 bright and spacious rooms. Three luxury game viewing rooms are set in the dune forest and are frequented by friendly warthog, red dyker, nyala, bush babies, birds and hippo!
Two of the luxury game viewing rooms have stunning views onto the lake and water pans, while our popular opulent honeymoon suite has an incredible view over a wetland vlei.
Large windows and terrace doors open onto private viewing decks, skillfully combining luxury and integration with the environment. There is also an additional outside shower under the stars for those more adventurous guests who want to shower closer to nature.
Makakatana Bay Lodge promises a KwaZulu Natal wildlife safari with luxury game viewing rooms and all the amenities that will make your holiday in beautiful Zululand an unforgettable experience.
St Lucia. iSimangaliso Wetlands Park Suite Accommodation
Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu safari experience with its luxury game viewing suites and excellent service.
Guests are accommodated in 6 bright and spacious suites. Three of these are set in the dune forest and are frequented by friendly warthog, red duiker, nyala, bush babies, birds and hippo!
One room has a view out through the bush onto a vlei and the other has a view through the bush onto the 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.
Makakatana Bay Lodge Luxury Suites:
Luxury game viewing rooms
AttractionsRecommended Itenerary - 4 Night Stay
The activities listed below are included in the fully inclusive rate.
Day 1 - Afternoon Wetlands Safari Drive (16h00 to 19h00)
Guests are taken on an afternoon Safari Drive into the wetlands watching Hippo, crocodile & birds on their first day at the Lodge. It is recommended that guests arrive at the Lodge by 15h00 in order to go on the drive. Guests are driven into the Wetlands, where hippo pass through in the late afternoon. En-route, animals that can be seen include Giraffe, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, White Rhino, Waterbuck, serval, porcupine, genet, Leopard, Elephant and Black Rhino. (Note: this activity is offered on the day of arrival)
Day 2 - Beach Safari (08h00 to 15h00)
Depart after Breakfast & enjoy a leisurely safari drive to the Eastern Shores through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Reserve. Guests are taken to the Beach for swimming & snorkelling. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the sand dune forests followed by a game drive back to the Lodge by 15h00 for afternoon Tea served at 16h00. This is a combination safari, which includes a game drive and beach experience.
Day 3 - Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve (05h00 to 14h00)
Early Wake up & depart from the Lodge - 45 minute drive in an open Safari vehicle (or closed vehicle if preferred) to Hluhluwe or Umfolozi Game Reserve. A pocnic Breakfast is served. Guests return to the Lodge by 14h00 for a light lunch. Enjoy an afternoon siesta or leisure time at the pool on the lakes edge.
Day 4 - Boat trip & Wetland Exploration (08h30 to 15h30)
Guests are taken on an exploration of the Wetland Park. This includes a 2 hour boat trip on Lake St Lucia. A picnic lunch is served in the park before returning to the Lodge. The focus of this safari is to seek out birdlife, hippo and crocodile on the boat and other animals and birds in the Wetlands.
Day 5 - Early Morning Walk or Drive
Guests are taken on a morning walk or drive in the Wetland Park before returning to the Lodge for Breakfast and Check out.
Additional Safaris Offered At An Additional Cost
These Safaris are contracted out & must be booked in advance
DirectionsMakakatana Bay Lodge is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Reserve, on Lake St Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal. Heading North on the N2 - pass the Mtubatuba / St. Lucia turnoff & keep heading North for approximately 20Km. Heading South on the N2 - Pass the Hluhluwe turnoff & head south for about another 25 / 30Km - pass the Nyalazi River sign & 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. 2h30 Drive from Durban 1h00 Drive from Richards Bay Airport 6h30 Drive from Johannesburg