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Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs to help reflect the heat provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy. David Livingstone famously named Lake Malawi “The Lake Of Stars” and for good reason, during the day the light dances across the deep blue water and once the sun has set the stars twinkle brightly both in the sky but also on the lake as the fishermen light up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake. Guests can relax on the white sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our handbuilt dhow and snorkling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fishlife is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world. Pumulani offers the perfect mix for a memorable holiday. Enjoy being active or simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery. Luxury accommodation, friendly personal service and stunning views over Lake Malawi combine to make Pumulani the perfect African beach lodge. Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland designed each of the ten villas individually adapting them to their own unique location to ensure they blend harmoniously into their different surroundings. The gently curving lines of the very spacious villas reflect the patterns and movements of the lake along with the interior design, which is directly inspired from the surrounding nature. Each villa has a large bedroom, which opens out onto a private deck where early risers can enjoy the morning’s first rays. The bathrooms also offer splendid views and are well equipped with a bathtub, double shower and double sink, and the spacious lounge area offers further comfort for those wishing to relax in the room. The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cosy fire area. The infinity swimming pool is on a lower terraced deck. Three raised walkways with steps lead off from the central area to the villas and down to the beach. The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language, and that’s exactly what we offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
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Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi National Park 10101 Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport76 mi
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A stunning place with the host couple, Roz and Garth, making you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The friendly local staff took well care of us. The different boat trips gave time to see the wildlife in and on the lake. The feeding of the fish eagles was just amazing and the
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at Pumulani
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 144gunns Thank you for another lovely review! We are so glad that you got to visit the brightest star on Lake Malawi - Pumulani and that you had such a good time. We are pleased to hear you made the most of the activities on offer and that you enjoyed the festivities. Christmas is a special time at the lodge. I will pass on your feedback to Roz, Garth and the rest of the team who will be thrilled to know that you appreciated their hospitality. We hope to see you again soon at Pumulani! Best Wishes Steph & the RPS Team
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Wonderfull area, walks in nature up the mountain with a wonderfull view, water trips, including snorkling two swimming pools, beautiful lodge with large cabins, fantastic kitchen/food, good service of staff
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at Pumulani
Responded 21 Jan 2019
Dear Sightseer57298915546 Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your kind review of Pumulani, I'm so glad to hear that you had such a good time and I'm looking forward to sharing your kind words with the team, they will be happy to hear that you appreciated their hospitality. We hope to welcome you back to Pumulani one day. Regards Steph
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Our stay at Pumulani started with a lovely cocktail on the deck overlooking the "Lake of Stars" and the mountains that lie beyond. The uber-hospitable managers and team made us feel special at all times by treating us to numerous trips to feed the fish eagles, snorkel in Cape
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at Pumulani
Responded 21 Jan 2019
Dear MSebares Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay at Pumulani and I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed everything about the lodge from the food, the activities and accommodation as well as the hosting by Garth and Rozanne. I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to them as well as the rest of the team who will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed their service and hospitality. Pumulani is indeed a special place and I hope we will be able to welcome you back one day in the not so distant future. All the best for the year ahead! Steph
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Lovely rooms and great facilities. Delicious food. Great hosts. We also visited local schools and a clinic which were fascinating. Great boat trips and lovely swimming. We would highly recommend this hotel.
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at Pumulani
Responded 21 Jan 2019
Dear Adventurer631849 Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay at Pumulani! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything from the food, activities and the hosts. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. We hope to welcome you back to Pumulani one day soon! All the best for the year ahead! Steph
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We had two nights in our own house with a wonderful view over the lake. The staff was amazing and the boat trip with sundowners in the evening was awesome. The bed was perfect with a nice clean mosquito net. Garth and Rose were so nice and welcoming. A home away from home!
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at Pumulani
Responded 24 Dec 2018
Dear Baronesse N Thank you for another lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed Pumulani and the hospitality of Garth, Roz and the rest of the team. I will be sure to pass this on to them as they will be happy to hear it. We hope to see you again at Pumulani soon! Regards Steph
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No September. No flying ants. Water warm. Especially in the bath with a view of the lake.
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"All of the rooms appear to have beautiful views of Lake Malawi."
"The villas with the best views are highest up the hillside with a longish steep walk down to the beach."
"Best views, wonderful management and staff, delightful meals, rooms are extremely private"
"All rooms are separate, private bungalow style homes along an outdoor rustic winding walkway."
"INCREDIBLE views from all the rooms...fit for a King! Aircon and fans to keep you cool."
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