A privately owned safari lodge, Makakatana Bay Lodge lies within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site in northern KwaZulu Natal. Set on the banks of Lake St Lucia, Makakatana Bay is surrounded by unspoiled wilderness, vast wetlands and a game reserve.
Accommodated features six bright and spacious suites. Three are set in the dune forest, one has a view onto a wetland as does the privately set honeymoon suite, and one has a view onto the Lake. The main lodge is hidden in the dune forest just meters from the waters of Lake St Lucia.
Makakatana Bay Lodge offers the option of game drives in the morning or afternoon, boat trips on Lake St Lucia and beach safaris or game drives in the nearby Hluhluwe and uMfolozi Reserves.
Why we like it
This area has developed from forestry land into a World Heritage Site and Makakatana Bay Lodge just can’t be missed. Endemic flora and fauna and attentive service ensure that this is a must stop lodge for those looking for the exceptional.