KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wetland Safari 


US$ 490

Why you will love it

Unique features

Lodge offers combination classic game drives and boat cruises

Best hippo experience in South Africa

Very personalized safari experience

Great combination of bush and beach safari

Water based safari experience on Lake St. Lucia

Lodge offers a great chance to spot a breaching whale, a pod of dolphins, rhino and buffalo on one trip

Attentive service and exceptional cuisine

The main lodge is the heart of Makakatana, a communal area with personal service designed for relaxation and comfort. All game drives leave from the main lodge, and all meals are served on either the raised deck wrapping around the lodge, or at the ‘boma’ alongside.

The lodge has a bar, a nearby wine cellar (affectionately called the ‘old crab house’) and a nearby private bush pool on the edge of Lake St Lucia.

The Standard Rooms at Makakatana are available in either Double or Twin configurations, and are equipped with a private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom, spacious outdoor shower and bath, mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities, telephones, and air-conditioning.

The two Family Rooms both sleep a maximum of 4 guests each. The main room has a king bed, and the interleading room has two twin beds.

The Honeymoon Room is situated privately with views out onto the vlei. Romantic and intimate, the room is the perfect retreat after a day spent in the bush or exploring the magnificent area.

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