• A Unique World Heritage Site
    A Unique World Heritage Site

    WELCOME TO THE iSIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Boat Cruises
    Boat Cruises

    on Lake St Lucia

  • Head of for a Safari Adventure
    Game Drives

    explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Experience and Learn
    Experience and Learn

    with expert guides

  • Indian Ocean Safari
    Indian Ocean Safari

    on the eastern shores

A place of Magic and Wonder

“Where in the world can you explore the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, enjoy game drives, and go on an unforgettable boat cruise on a estuary?”

Makakatana Bay Lodge is set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, one of the few natural wonders left on earth. Our goal is to show off this unique and pristine wilderness gem, the perfect addition to a typical safari holiday.

Rooms and Suites

Makakatana Bay Lodge is a privately-owned and managed game lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Experience this magnificent area from the comfort of our spacious rooms, set on raised decks within the wilderness of the game park.

Featured Experierences

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife in the game reserve, within Lake St. Lucia’s estuary and the glorious coastal beaches on the eastern shores of the park.

Nelson Mandela

“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)."

Stay with us

Whether you are self-driving from either Durban or Richards Bay, or are visiting us from abroad, our reservations team is happy to assist you with planning your holiday.