We stayed in Cape Mac Lodge for a week last October and loved every single minute of it. The lodge itself is in a wonderful location within Cape Maclear and is secluded from the hustle and bustle of village life (althought village life is also to be recommended, but in small doses!).
The rooms are amongst the best I have stayed in in Malawi, (and we are both regular visitors to the country so have stayed in many), they are large rooms, well maintained, and with either a wonderful view of the lake, or the hotel pool. I loved the walk in mosquito nets, having battled with so many others in the past. Each room also has a safe, and tea/coffe making facility.
The staff at Cape Mac Lodge were incredibly friendly and helpful -especially Kenneth, and the chef Khondowne. I am a vegetarian, so can be quite picky about my food, but Chef consulted me every night on what I would like to eat, nothing was too much trouble for him. The food was delicious, and I'm told by by better half that the fish was excellent.
The lodge is run by a French lady, Josiane, who is happy to accomodate any requests, where physically possible. She seems to rule with a firm hand, but it is obvious to any guests that the staff have a great respect for her.
In all, this was a wonderful trip, and we are already planning a return to the lodge later this year.
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