After good rains of 180mls in July, the pans have filled up and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is looking lush and green, providing the animals with plenty of grazing.
Lake St Lucia is the life-blood of the iSimangaliso ecosystem so it is always a relief for the team at Makakatana Bay Lodge when it receives much needed rain.
It’s also good news for the crocodiles in the area. Makakatana Ranger Annelies Masschelein, says that the Greater Lake St. Lucia area has the largest Nile crocodile population in a single water body in South Africa. The highest concentration of approximately 800 crocodiles counted in June 2015 are found along the Eastern Shores and narrows of Greater Lake St. Lucia. Guests at Makakatana are often treated to wonderful sightings of these ancient reptiles. Read more about the crocodiles at Makakatana here.
In other news, the renovations have been completed and are looking fabulous! The lodge has been fully booked since opening the new rooms and so far the guests are absolutely loving the upgrades.
Read all about these exciting new developments in this Classic Safari Africa blog.
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