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Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157 Malawi
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Cape Maclear
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Gift shop
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Private beach
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157 Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport72 miSee all flights
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Wilfred wrote a review May 2020
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We always heard of cape Maclear from travel magazines. Once we got there it was just breathtaking. We booked ourselves into Thumbi view lodge which was recommended to us by friends, it was just heavenly. The rooms are very clean and staff is amazing. The meals are also fantastic but the pizza was awesome, you need to try it. Thumbi family, thank you for a wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Michele S wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada9 contributions7 helpful votes
This spot came highly recommended for stays at the lake and they did not disappoint. From the family room ably shared by 3 of us girls to the never ending cocktails to kayaking what seemed to be halfway across the lake to a delightful guitar show to end the night. Tranquil, peaceful and well placed spot with tremendous views of the lake and plenty of beach access. Piece de resistance is the pool perched high above the beach that gave you a nice place to chill with your drink. Also easy access to craft vendors right outside the gates gave us our fill of souvenirs to take back home. Hint - i wished I had ordered my very own floppy hat (made to order using the local chitenge) on the day I arrived as it would have been ready for me the next day and at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Billys M wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Maclear, Malawi18 contributions4 helpful votes
Thumbi view lodge has a great vibe.A welcoming and professional service is always offered. The location on the shores of Lake Malawi is perfect for a relaxing and comfortable holiday.The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Great place all round.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Anna Åström wrote a review Feb 2020
Malmö, Sweden1 contribution
Awesome place to stay for anybody. Groups, single travellers, backpackers, young, old, everyone is welcome here and are being taken care of in the best way possible. I stayed in a lake facing room which was spacious, clean and very comfortable, with hot water, fan, mosquito nets. And the beach is on your doorstep!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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WillemHWindhoek wrote a review Jan 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia540 contributions100 helpful votes
We were looking for accommodation at the lake and it was through the personal service of the owner (she gave good advices via whatsapp) that we’ve chosen for this lodge. It didn’t disappoint us: what a great place to relax. The rooms were Nice, the food was good! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MalawiLake Malawi National ParkCape Maclear
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thumbi View Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Thumbi View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thumbi View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thumbi View Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thumbi View Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Thumbi View Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Cape Maclear.
Does Thumbi View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.