Makakatana Bay Lodge

Exclusively situated in the middle of the proclaimed Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (which has the largest marine lake in Africa), Makakatana remains the only privately owned lodge within this World Heritage Site, owned by the Morrison family since the 1930’s.

Hugging the banks of the lake, this 12-bed luxury lodge welcomes visitors to an elegantly decorated home from home. Private air-conditioned suites, lined with glass doors (and insect screens), showcase Eastern and African decor. The architecture is stunning and a feel for nature has been carried into the rooms. The suites also have outdoor showers, ceiling fans, minibars and private decks.

At night soft lights line the boardwalks linking the suites leading to a well-stocked bar where a cocktail prepares one for the evening feast. A private bush pool situated on the lake edge is an ideal place from which to watch the wildlife around the lake. The lodge also offers wi-fi, a craft shop, bar and reading area.

Makakatana is the perfect base from which to have game drives, the Beach safari where you can swim and snorkel, the Boat safari up the St Lucia Lake estuary and whale watching (in season). Full-day packages to the beach or Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve can be arranged.  An early morning game drive with the ranger into the wetlands to see the sunrise is a must.

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