This lodge is set in a secluded forested area. A wooden walk way leads to each private Japanese inspired suite with outside shower and a view of the wide open bush. There are game drives and excursions to their own private beach and boat trips to see the hippos. Don't expect the abundance of Kruger Park wildlife but we did see buck, a rhino, a elephant, hippos, giraffe, loads of birds and some seemingly tame warthog with babies. Service is consistent and friendly but the food was, in general, not inspired . It still is a very special spot .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately owned lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, SA within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park world heritage site. It is 3 hours drive North of Durban & easy driving.The Lodge has 6 rooms with only 12 guests, offering guests privacy & intimacy during their stay at Makakatana. The full day boat safari is the benchmark activity offered at the lodge where guests are take on a private boat to experience the Estuary seeking out hippo, crocodile & incredible birdlife. After the boat trip guests enjoy a picnic lunch & game drive enroute home.The other activity that is a must is the Beach safari & exploration of the Eastern shores reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makakatana Bay Lodge South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal