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We celebrate the Youth in June this month with a student study of Lake St Lucia salinity levels.

Posted by Mia on Sun June 20, 2021 in Biosphere.

June is the month for celebrating the youth and we at Makakatana Bay Lodge thought that we would give a shout out to Mia Poulter, a family friend of the Morrisons, who did a very interesting study on the salinity levels of Lake St lucia for a Matric assignment earlier this year.

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The Bees Knees of Bees at Makakatana

Posted by Stephanie on Thu May 20, 2021 in Biodiversity.

When we talk about endangered and protected species more often than not we think of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, but one of our most important creatures – vital to every part of all the ecosystems on planet earth, gets overlooked. Pollinators – insects and animals that move pollen from one flower to another and pollinate (impregnate) the flowers so they can produce fruit and seeds.

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Community and Conservation Contribution from our Amazing Guests at Makakatana Bay Lodge

Posted by Nadia on Fri March 19, 2021 in Community and Conservation Contribution .

Since we reopened after Lockdown in September 2020, we decided to bring in a Conservation and Community Contribution (or in the old lingo - a "levy"). At only R80 per person per day, it is not much, but it has already helped make a difference, that we can assure you. We are extremely grateful to all our guests who have helped so far, and are happy to share this update with you.

We divided the funds raised up between our local initiatives:
African Wildlife Vets
Destiny House Children's Home
Vukukhanye Development Project

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Valentine's Day in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Posted by Jaco on Sun February 14, 2021 in Fauna.

Love is one of the most complicated emotions known to man. It's like a drug, it can give you a high that can make you feel like you are soaring over the clouds, or it can drop you into depths of pain and emotional suffering.
Love sometimes means you must take risks or make sacrifices to obtain it. Every now and then we wonder why can’t love be simple like it is in nature… or is it?

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Butterflies in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Posted by Stephanie on Mon January 18, 2021 in Fauna.

When the rain has come at Makakatana Bay Lodge and the veld is full of flowers one might be surprised at the activity of small magical creatures in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Thousands of insects are abuzz but the most gorgeous ones, that everyone loves will be showing off their striking colours - Butterflies

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