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Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157 Malawi See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Outdoor pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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All reviews thumbi island fire pit rest and relaxation great place felt like home entire beach main village pizza oven friendly bar staff powerful shower free breakfast is pool deck great food the location is perfect great hosts comfortable rooms super friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in our visit to cape mclear. For the first night we upgraded our room to the ocean view room which had hot water for shower. It was a nice and spacious room, big bed with mosquito net (which you'll need) bathroom...More

Thank Evelyn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noleen and her staff are wonderful. This is a beautiful lodge with a scenic pool overlooking the lake. The food here is to die for especially their pizza nights. They always do specials so keep an eye out for this. Nice place to grab a...More

Thank Lisamcery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks guys for a wonderful stay and all your help. I had an amazing and fun time I won't forget. Noleen and Chris are amazing hosts, the volunteer Hanna helps where she can and Renaud does the rest :D all the best for you in...More

Thank cmx51
Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the stay. Glad you had a good time and made some friends here on your solo stay. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

I enjoyed my 2 nights stay at this Lodge in Cape Mclear. The entire beach is lovely with friendly people and it feels safe. However make sure that you call them ahead to book your dinner which has to be ordered by a certain time...More

Thank Atick
Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and when possible improve on our guests experience. I am very disappointed to read about your experience...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Beautiful location in the heart of Cape Maclear. Fantastic view from our room of Lake Malawi. Pool was a bonus. Friendly and helpful staff, making our stay very relaxing. Lots of activities available to book directly from the hotel. Would highly recommend.

Thank Bailey S
Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We travel as well and try to make things as comfortable for our guets as we would like to have them be when we travel. So hapoy that you enjoyed your stay.

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Look at our view and you know this place is magical. Warm smiles, good food, cold drinks, wifi and comfy beds, what else can you ask for?! You will find a pool, an on site scuba school and a tan of note!! Go on an island trip, snorkel, and get ready to be amazed by 700 fish species, afterwards enjoy a BBQ on the beach. At the end of the day, order a sun downer and sit in the pool whilst watching the sun set over the magnificent lake, nature's show of colours as you have never seen. Contact us for advice on your whole Malawi experience. Transfers to and from the lodge as well as to our partner lodges available.

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Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$23 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalawiLake Malawi National ParkCape Maclear
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Pool & Beach (25)
Room & Suite (19)
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Mandy B
20 July 2017|
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Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
Hello. Yes there are steps everywhere. Not hundreds but at least 3 to all rooms, restaurant as well as the bar. Transfers are 130$ one way and en-suite rooms are 55$ with breakfast included. Please email me should you... More
25 December 2016|
Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
Hi. Yes you can easily. We do have space, do you have our email address? Let me know if you want a room or dorm. Thank you
16 December 2016|
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Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we have space.
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"Lots of variety of rooms for every price."
12 Aug 2018
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"Lake View rooms are the best"
20 Jul 2018
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"Lake view rooms are the best!"
10 Jul 2018
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"Ask for one of the rooms facing the lake."
5 May 2018
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