Exclusive Accommodation at Makakatana Bay Lodge, Zululand in Isimangaliso Wetland Park

Makakatana Bay Lodge is situated in a small coastal forest within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park on the western shores of Lake St Lucia, a natural estuary in KwaZulu Natal. The lodge is the only privately owned lodge in the reserve and provides top class service and exclusivity. Hugh, a third generation Zululander and his well-known local artist wife Leigh-Ann Morrison own and manage Makakatana. Hugh is the grandson of the late Jock Morrison who established local trading stores in the early days.

An Unforgettable Zululand Experience

Luxury accommodation and rooms with terraced doors open onto wooden viewing decks which make for an unforgettable Zululand experience. The lodge only has five rooms and one honeymoon suite all connected by raised and railed wooden walkways. Three of the rooms have views on the dune forest and two view the lake.

Suitably all rooms are equipped with the following amenities:

  • Air-conditioner/heaters
  • Minibar/tea and coffee
  • Outdoor shower
  • Screen doors for insect control
  • Telephones
  • WiFi

In addition to the above, all rooms have a separate toilet and bathroom, safe, ceiling fan, umbrellas and torches. Rooms are bright and spacious granting uninterrupted views. For bird lovers, there is a bird book and check list.

Stylish Elegance of the Main Lodge at Makakatana

The main lodge is styled with a difference and diverges from the standard design of many of the game lodges in the Zululand area. Thatch and bulky décor is replaced with subtle shades of green, high windows to enhance maximum light and glasswork which enriches the overall ambience. The design incorporates Oriental and African art. An ancestry wall displaying old photos and crests adds a historical interest. Meals are served in the main dining area or by the lake, in the boma around a campfire (a great way to enjoy a meal) or on the deck with views of the waterhole. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the swimming pool which is tucked away peacefully near the lake shore.

Zululand Safaris and Activities

Zululand offers visitors to the region an array of activities ranging from adventure tours to cultural activities. The staff at Makakatana will advise and assist with requirements and arrangements. Safaris offered by Makakatana Lodge:

  • Hippo/crocodile safari drive or visit St Lucia Crocodile Centre
  • Zulu cultural village tour or a visit to the Zulu basket weavers
  • Boat/beach safari to Cape Vidal
  • Visit Hluhluwe iMfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Night drives and walking safaris
Optional safaris and activities are available and can be arranged with the lodge. Guests who enjoy fishing can either spend a day deep sea fishing, lake fishing or peacefully try their hand at fly fishing. Whale watching and turtle tours in season are a great experience.

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers guests a unique experience in a World Heritage site, luxury accommodation and excellent service.

For more details visit http://makakatana.co.za or phone +27 (0)35 550 4198.