Makakatana Bay Lodge is the only privately owned Lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Africa’s largest natural marine estuary. The pristine Indian Ocean beaches, combined with the St Lucia Estuary stretching inland for 65 km, provide an undeniable attraction to lovers of wildlife. The Lodge is positioned in the forest on the edge of the lake, and accommodates only 12 people, enhancing the intimacy, privacy and personal service. The park supports 367 bird species, five different eco-systems and turtle nesting grounds in the marine reserves. Wildlife reintroductions include zebra, rhino, elephant, giraffe, leopard, buffalo and antelope complementing the abundant hippo and crocodile. The Inclusive rate (as opposed to DBB rate) includes safaris into the wetlands by vehicle or boat, trips to the coastal beaches and safaris to the world-famous Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, seeking out the Big Five.