Makakatana Bay Lodge is situated within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site.
Safaris include trips to the big 5 Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Golden Beaches on the Indian Ocean, Boat & fishing safaris on Lake St Lucia, game drives viewing hippo & crocodile, bird watching walks and Zulu Cultural tours to name but a few.
Exclusively situated on the banks of the lake, this 12 bed luxury Lodge welcomes you to an elegantly decorated 'home from home'.
A quick cocktail from the well-stocked bar fridge prepares you for the evening feasts. An interconnecting walkway leads you to a private camouflaged bush pool that allows you to sit, unnoticed as you watch the wildlife on and around the Lake.
Experience the captivating Wetlands by boat and seek out hippo, crocodile, birds and wildlife or visit the world famous Big 5 'Hluhluwe-Umfolozi' Game Reserve.
But,you cannot leave without exploring one of Maputalands' greatest assets - Makakatana will take you to the golden, unpolluted coastal beaches flanked by some of the highest dune forests in the world.
The virtually untouched beaches and pristine waters have the only turtle breeding grounds and tropical coral reefs in the subcontinent. Here you can snorkel, swim and take long walks on the undiscovered beaches of Cape Vidal.
Evening sundowners at Makakatana are quite spectacular. While you sit back and watch the sun setting, you will hear nothing but the sounds of Africa. Fish jumping, birds calling and hippo grunting.
Private, air-conditioned suites are splashed with a mixture of Eastern and African Interior styles.
While three sides of the suites are lined with glass doors, one has the option of flinging them aside keeping the insect screens closed to deter any flying intruders who may feel sociable during the night.
The architecture is simply stunning, a feel for nature and the outdoors is carried into the bathrooms where one can lie back and watch the moon and stars through the glass roofed ceiling.
At night there is a change of atmosphere as soft lights line the boardwalks linking the suites.
- Airconditioned / Heated
- Insect Proof Screen Doors
- Private Decks
- Dressing Rooms
- Separate Bathroom & Toilet
- Outdoor Shower
- Service Bar Fridges
- Tea And Coffee Tray
Makakatana Bay Lodge Activities:
The following safaris are conducted:
- hippo-crocodile safari drive
- boat and beach safari to cape vidal
- hluhluwe-umfolozi big 5 game reserve
- mokoro canoe safari
- wetland walking safaris
- bird watching safaris
- zulu cultural village
- St Lucia crocodile centre
- night drives
- Zulu basket weavers
Optional extra safaris:
- whale watching
- deep sea fishing
- lake fishing
- fly fishing
- horse safaris
- kayaking safaris
- turtle tours
- scuba diving
- airflips & helicopter rides
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