• Makakatana Safari wildlife nature getaway
    Wetlands and so much more!

Lake St Lucia KZN Getaway - Wetlands Full Board Special

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Can't decide if you want to book a game drive, boat trip, beach trip, horse safari, deepsea fishing, go birding or just read a book down at the pool?... Don't stress! You can decide when you get here.

Makakatana Bay Lodge is pristinely situated on the banks of the western shores of Lake St Lucia within the UNESCO iSimangaliso World Heritage Site. Your experience not only includes the wetlands flanked with hippo, crocodile and wildlife including Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Antelope, Hyena etc, but you have an invitation to access the pristine wilderness beaches on the Eastern Shores of the park where an ocean sanctuary, vegetated sand dunes and empty beaches also awaits.


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals, teas, and coffees
  • One Afternoon wetland game drive per day
  • Wi-Fi 


  • All drinks, laundry & extras.
  • Park entry fees payable in cash on entry into the iSimangaliso Park
  • Conservation Levy (R80 per adult per night / R40 per child)
  • Full day safaris and morning game drives
  • Gratuities

Additional activities can be booked as extras - subject to availability:

  • Full day boat and western shores safari, including a picnic lunch. 
  • Full day eastern shores and beach safari, including a picnic lunch.
  • Morning wetland game drive on the day of departure.
    * Note: Full day safaris are not available on one night stays.
  • Birding tours
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Horse riding

R2995 per person sharing per night - valid July 2022

R3295 per person sharing per night - valid August 2022

* Only available via the BOOK THIS OFFER enquiry link above.

Terms and Conditions


Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days.
Special for SA residents.
SA ID documents to be emailed through to get special rate.
Limited rooms on offer.
Confirmed bookings require a 20% deposit.
Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival or on confirmation if within 30 days of arrival.
Makakatana Bay Lodge reserves the right, without notice, to release any accommodation held where the required deposits and payments have not been timeously received, and to cancel any booking, with a full refund, should exceptional circumstances arise.
Check In: 13h00 | Check Out: 11h00


Children 12 years and under pay 50% if sharing with 2 adults.

Children 2 years and under pay 25% if sharing with 2 adults.

Only Children of 6 years and older may go on safari drives. 
If you wish to take children under the age of 6 years on safari drives you need to pre-book a private safari vehicle through our reservations department. This is at an additional cost and is subject to availability. 
If there are other family groups then the families will do activities together.
Special kids safari drives are available for children under 6 years.
Special kiddies safari drives are available from 10am-12pm for children under 6 years
Children must be accompanied on all safari drives by a guardian adult.
Babysitters are available and need to be booked 24 hours in advance.


Children U12 pay less 50% if sharing with 2 Adults.
Children U2 pay less 75% if sharing with 2 Adults.
Third Adult Sharing (13 Years +) with 2 Adults pays 75% of Adult rate
Single supplement pay +50%
Rates exclude the iSimangaliso Park entry fees and the Makakatana Conservation Levy.


Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups.
Postponements will be accepted, subject to availability and within validity of special on offer.
More than 20 days prior to arrival, 20% Cancellation fees apply (Groups 6 pax plus pay 30%)
10 - 19 Days prior to arrival - 40% Cancellation fees apply (Groups 6 pax plus pay 50%)
9 - 0 Days prior to arrival - 60% Cancellation fees apply. (Groups 6 pax plus pay 80%)


It is the guests responsibility to ensure that their insurance covers any cancellation fees that may arise and must ensure that they have a fully comprehensive travel, medical and vehicle insurance. Makakatana Bay Lodge do not accept responsibility for any losses that are incurred.

Makakatana Bay Lodge is on Lake St Lucia on the Western Shores.  The focus is the biodiverse landscape, wildlife, birdlife and Lake St Lucia which we explore by boat on the full day boat safari where you spend about 2h30 seeking out hippo and crocodile and enjoying the spectacular estuary.

The beach is about a 30 minute drive to St Lucia.  We take our guests to the iSimangaliso beaches which are within the eastern shores reserve.  We combine a game drive experience with a beach experience on this full day safari.