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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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The Magical World of Fungi around Makakatana Bay Lodge

Posted by Jaco on Sat December 12, 2020 in Fungi.

Jaco, everybody at Makakatana Bay Lodge's favourite nature guide takes us on a discovery through the fascinating world of iSimangaliso's fungus paradise. After all the lovely rain St Lucia and Zululand have had, there is an explosion of these magical puffballs.

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South African Indigenous Orchids of iSimangaliso

Posted by Jaco on Fri November 13, 2020 in Flora.

The indigenous orchids of iSimangaliso Wetland Park are varied and numerous. Why not turn it into a wilderness experience and book your accommodation at Makakatana Bay Lodge? Today we take a look at one of the most successful species on earth.

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