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Fascinating Classic Safari in South Africa

Join the breathtaking journey to iSimanagaliso Wetland Park, South Africa in an exclusive 2-day classic safari. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where there are unspoiled wilderness beaches, vast wetlands, and game reserves all combined into one reserve. Staying at the finest Makakatana Bay Lodge within the park is a great chance for you to feel the real African wildlife and nature!


  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Transportation in a 4×4 open safari vehicle
  • Wildlife sightseeing from a private game viewing deck
  • 1 night's accommodation in an en-suite room
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Private dune forest settings


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You will have an overnight stay at Makakatana Bay Lodge. Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu safari experience with its luxury game viewing suites and excellent service.

Guests are accommodated in 5 Standard Rooms. Other accommodation options including Family Suites and Honeymoon Suites are available. For further information, please send an inquiry to Makakatana Bay Lodge.

Room facilities

  • En-suite bathroom and toilet
  • Service bar fridge
  • Telephone
  • Private game viewing deck
  • Outdoor shower
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air conditioner / heater

Lodge facilities

  • Private personal service
  • Private bush pool on the lake’s edge
  • Bar
  • TV in the main lounge
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor dining deck
  • Boma for bush dinners
  • Wine cellar in ‘Old Crab House’

Makakatana Bay Lodge South African Safari Program

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers the following activities that are included in the fully inclusive rate. On a one night stay, guests can enjoy an afternoon game drive and a morning game drive before checking out. It is recommended that a guest spends a minimum of 2-3 nights with us in order to enjoy the full day safaris exploring the wetlands by boat on one day and exploring the glorious coastline on the second full day.


Your safari holiday will take place at Makakatana Bay Lodge, located within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the animals found include elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippo, crocodile and many other types of antelope.

The 328,000 hectare reserve was south Africa's first world heritage site and encompasses 5 five major ecological zones: the marine ecosystem, the eastern shores ecosystem, Lake St. Lucia, Mkuze swamps, and the western shores.


In this safari holiday, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 night's accommodation in an en-suite room with a private game viewing deck
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Morning and afternoon game drives

What's not included

  • Curio shop purchases
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (150 – 250 ZAR / person / day)
  • Laundry
  • Park entry fees
  • Telephones

How to get there

Driving directions from Gauteng

  • From Gauteng, head south, pass Pongola and Mkuze.
  • Pass the Hluhluwe turnoff and head south for about another 25 / 30 kilometers.
  • Once you pass the Nyalazi River sign, look out for the Charters Creek / Makakatana turnoff.
  • Follow the tar road for approximately 14 kilometers and keep going straight onto the dirt road towards Charters Creek.
  • About 1 kilometer along the dirt road, take the right fork at the Makakatana sign.
  • Keep on the dirt road and follow the signs for another 4 kilometers.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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