Makakatana Bay Lodge is privately set in a dune forest, where it is hidden just meters away from the waters edge of the banks of the Lake St Lucia.
Makakatana Bay Lodge Facilities:
* Private personal service
* 5 Private suites
* 1 Honeymoon suite
* 12 Bed maximum capacity
* Private Bush pool on lakes edge
* TV in main lounge
* Dining room
* Outdoor dining deck
* Boma for bush dinners
* Wine cellar in 'Old Crab House'
* Private dining on request
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Lake St Lucia
On 27 April 1897 St Lucia was declared a game reserve. The conservation area was a 35000 hectare lake with a 1km strip of land surrounding the lake. At a later stage other conservation areas were added. On 1 December 1999 UNESCO declared the lake and adjacent coastal areas a world heritage site. The 328 000 hectare reserve was south Africa's first world heritage site and encompasses 5 five major ecological zones.
Makakatana Bay Lodge remains the only privately owned lodge situated within this world heritage site.
The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park encompasses 5 major ecological zones:
Marine Ecosystem: Warm sea, coral reefs teaming with fish, whales and dolphins.
Eastern Shores Ecosystem: Golden beaches flanked by some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world, grassy plains and a variety of wetlands.
Lake St Lucia: Africa's largest natural estuary, populated by hippopotamus, crocodile and water birds.
Mkuze Swamps: A reed and papyrus wetland
Western Shores: Dry Savannah and Thornveld with rich deposits of fossils.
Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately owned lodge situated on the Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland park also known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.
We are about 2 and half hours from Durban Airport. 45 minutes from St Lucia and Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
In Room Facilities:
Mini Bar and Tea/Coffee Station, private deck looking onto the bush or grassland, outside shower, separate bathroom and toilet and comfortable beds.
Cape Vidal Beach, St Lucia Estuary, Wildlife such as red duiker, bush buck, reed buck, hippos, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest, and wild flowers in spring.