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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
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“Outstanding value for this treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

The location of this lodge could not be better. The Boma walk up Mt Mulanje is within easy reach, and the lodge is surrounded by majestic trees, also offering a spectacular view.

The lodge is very clean and comfortable, with outstanding helpful service. The food is simple, fresh, delicious and very good value.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable, simple and uncluttered. Plumbing all good.

Highly recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be well located and offer lovely views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Just stayed at this lodge during a volunteer trip. Our team spent 5 nights and it was lovely. The manager and staff were outstanding. We were greated on arrival and our bags promptly delivered to our rooms. Laundry charges were very reasonable with quick turnaround service. Food was good with options for buffet or menu. Rooms were spacious with ensuite showers and toilets (with hot water). Views from rooms were also outstanding as the lodge is a bit elevated. Again, cannot say enough good things about the staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, Scotland.
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Visited as part of a day trip to Mulanje from Blantyre. Had a good walk round the grounds and then a tour from the owner who was very friendly and hospitable. Accommodation looked good valuec. The views are spectacular and the air is cool and fresh.

Dinner was good although a little limited in choice. They set up a table on the grass in front of the khonde and we watched the sun set while eating.

Lovely location and would like to go back and stay a few days next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Gaborone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

Stunning location and friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and have fans and mozzy nets and all the plumbing worked but no bedside reading lights. Good service and good food in the restaurant. (Though lampshades might be more flattering to the diners!) We hadn't compared prices and similar accommodation in the area but we would would happily return.

Room Tip: We were in the furthest rooms where, I think, the view was the BEST. Just gorgeous.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

It's been my third time to stay at Kara O'Mula, this time for one week. The service is just great and the staff very friendly and helpful. They get quite familiar and still keep the right distance.

When we mentioned holes in the mosquito net, we were easily given another room.

The meals are delicious, the breakfast is adequate.

Whoever comes to Mulanje, I can only recommend to stay at Kara O'Mula and to understand the fascinating and warm welcoming African way of hosting guests.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Stayed there for the second time already and loved it both times. The location is unbeatable, breathtaking views and sunsets, quiet and peaceful. Staff is outstandingly friendly and attentive. Rooms are rough but suitable. Breakfast is good, the dinner menu is Malwian, offers good food at good prices. I am definitely coming back!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Washington DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

The mountainside that the hotel is located on is gorgeous and the views are also very nice. I also thought the breakfast was good and I enjoyed the TV lounge room with a fire going in it. On the other hand, for the price (which is in the mid-range) I thought that the room could have been better. The television did not work at all, the room had many types of bugs in it (although they were all harmless; fortunately there was a mosquito net), and the light bulb on the porch right outside the door to the room had no switch to put it out, at least that I could find. Given that the front wall of the room is largely composed of glass (to enable guests to see the view during the day), it meant that my room was flooded with light all night long. Fortunately I had a sleeping mask, but if not, I'm not sure how I could have slept. Internet is available, but you must pay for it and I think it's only available in the reception.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Kara O'Mula Country Lodge

Property: Kara O'Mula Country Lodge
Address: 8 Chichiri, Blantyre | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Blantyre
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Kara o Mula Hotel

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