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. Where else in the world can you explore the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, and roaming wildlife in a pristine game reserve and combine this with an unforgettable boat cruise on Africa's largest marine estuary?
Our goal is to show off this unique wilderness gem, the perfect addition to a typical safari holiday. Join us for a bush and beach experience like no other, be it for a romantic weekend getaway or a memorable family holiday, Makakatana Bay Lodge is your ultimate game reserve and beach safari in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), South Africa, just a 2h30 drive from Durban's King Shaka International Airport.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife encompassing Lake St. Lucia, glorious coastal beaches and pristine eco and marine reserves.
“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)."