The early bird catches the worm. We depart at the crack of dawn, and head to the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big Five game reserve, 75 minutes away.
Coffee and a game drive
A hot coffee on arrival at the Hluhluwe gates preceeds your journey into the park. A brunch is served mid-morning, over a ‘scottle braai’ a-la South African style. We continue our adventure through the park, seeking out the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo).
Light lunch and a siesta
Return to the lodge for a light lunch around 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon siesta or just soak up some sun at the pool.
“Staying at Makakatana Bay Lodge has been most refreshing- the staff are friendly and hospitable, and I got to indulge in some heavenly cuisine- the best any lodge can offer a visitor The weather in KZN has been fantastic. But for the nippy mornings and evenings, it is balmy during the day. I got to relax and enjoy the breath-taking scenery on the game drives and was so close... Read More
- Zozibini Tunzi - Former Miss Universe 2019
What a Safari experience ! The staff at the lodge, Jaco and Warwick our guides were perfect. Busy game schedule but a must to have the chance to see the wild life out there. We stayed in the honeymoon suite with amazing view on the bush and wetland sounds. A must experience Makakatana lodge.
- Moshimoshi Experience
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Wonderful experience. Lodge and staff are amazing. Attention to detail, fine cuisine and nothing is too much trouble attitude enhanced our experience. Definitely worth a visit.
- Tito & Desire
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The St. Lucia wetlands has been on our bucket list for quite some time. What a lovely place, right in the middle of a National Park. Rooms are large, clean and very well maintained. Common area very inviting Food superb Game drives and water activities fully lived up to our expectations Team very service minded and did go the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable