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Reviews of Makakatana Bay Lodge 4 stars

Makakatana, Lake St Lucia, Western Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KZN,SA, 3935 St Lucia, South Africa

#10 of 19 hotels in St Lucia

Guests' Choice

Review score

Based on 13 hotel reviews

9.2

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.8

  • Comfort

    9.6

  • Location

    9.6

  • Facilities

    9.5

  • Staff

    9.4

  • Value for money

    8.2

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  • Reviewed: 11 September 2021

    8.0
    Very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The food was delicious, thanks to Nadia for catering to my dietary requirements. The drives & outings with Jaco were fun, varied & informative. Especially the birds. A Beautiful lodge, very tranquil surroundings. Thanks to Stephanie, Bongani and staff for a wonderful time.

    Stayed in September 2021

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2021

    9.0
    Fantastic stay in a superb setting.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    All the food was very delicious and good portions, not too much, but all very tasty . The rooms are lovely and have all you need for a relaxing time , The staff were amazing, and Jaco the tour operator was fantastic, informative, humorous and really accomodating.

    Stayed in December 2020

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2021

    10
    Exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Just amazing!

    Stayed in January 2021

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2019

    9.6
    The place to stay ! In the middle of a wonderful park, well organised and luxury lodge
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The environment is magic and this is the only accommodation in this part of the park. The room is big, well decorated ,well equipped and the terassse had a wonderful view on the lake. A lot of beautiful birds to view and animals going near our lodge. Restaurant was perfect.Our ranger for the game drives was friendly and knowleagable.All personnel was very nice and did everything to make us happy.

    Stayed in August 2019

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2019

    10
    Awesome
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • King Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Facilities and top service

    Stayed in May 2019

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2019

    10
    The perfect retreat for exploring land, sea and river ...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was nothing not to like...

    The rangers were great, food was excellent, room was wonderful, surroundings were lovely....all staff working there were like one family, this created such a lovely relaxing environment....

    Stayed in March 2019

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2018

    8.3
    A little bit more
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room - Safari Package
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not good value for money. Most of our stays at places of that price offered a lot more in terms of comfort, luxury, complementary drinks, quality towels etc Our big disappointment was that game drives and activities were not as advertised. All would have felt good and sufficient had the price matched what the lodge offered.

    Nice lodge, small, well decorated. Better than the photos on the booking sites. Many nice touches in the lodge area. Rooms are neat and visually private. Hippos can be seen from the pool. Staff were good. Bongani and Jason went out of their way to help us book a day activity for our second day. We really liked the two serving ladies who assisted at meals. We had a wonderful giraffe sighting and Julian patiently allowed us to thoroughly enjoy it.

    Stayed in December 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 March 2020

    6.0
    Pleasant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Food average. Staff very slow. The fact that meals were at fixed time. You could have said between 8 and 8 30 for breakfast for exemple , it would not have change very much for you and the impression to be in a boarding house would not have occurred.

    Nice place. We appreciated a lot the man who drove the boat. There were less to see than expected (that is not your fault!) the visite of baboons behind our rooom

    Stayed in March 2020

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2019

    10
    Exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room - Safari Package
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Peaceful (apart from the frogs) The trips through the wetland reserves and the stunning birdife. Passionate and knowledgeable rangers gave us three great days of wildlife viewing from insects to hippos. All the staff were welcoming and friendly, they couldn't do enough to make us feel special.

    Stayed in December 2019

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2019

    9.6
    Exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Unique location in the park, beautiful lodge, perfect setting, wonderful park.

    Stayed in January 2019

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2021

    10
    Exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There are no comments available for this review

    Stayed in January 2021

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2019

    10
    Exceptional
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There are no comments available for this review

    Stayed in November 2019

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