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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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Harbor View
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We had a very relaxed stay helped by the friendly staff, Noleen, Akim and the bar staff. They were very helpful organising kayak trips etc. The lodge is directly opposite the beautiful Thumbi Island and an easy kayak trip across to snorkel with the ciclids and to see some birds.
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Thumbi has a really beautiful location in Cape Maclear, and you cannot complain about much for the reasonable price paid. The owners are exceptionally friendly, helpful and quick to respond to queries. The bar staff were very cheerful and engaging too which creates a nice
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The pool and lounge area have a great view but if you try to stay on the beach you'll be constantly bothered by people selling things. The food is great. You can arrange snorkeling and other activities through the guides that come to the hotel. The garden view rooms are a good
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My son and I spent a wonderful holiday at Thumbi View Lodge in October. The lodge is very central, with great views over their infinity pool and lake to Thumbi Island. Drinks are cold and plentiful, food extremely good, accommodation basic but clean and comfy, easy to arrange
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A day to unwind at Cape MacClear. Friendly staff and great service made for a great day. Somewhat limited lunch menu, but the food is good. Relaxing atmosphere with fantastic views. Sunset cruises can be booked at $10.00 per person.
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Hello. Yes there are steps everywhere. Not hundreds but at least 3 to all rooms, restaurant as well as the bar. Transfers are 130$ one way and en-suite rooms are 55$ with breakfast included. Please email me should you need any additional information. Thank you. Noleen
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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
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Good day My apologies for the late reply, I've had problems with my log in. Please can you give me your email address so I can get more details on what type of accommodation you would need. We offer sunset cruises and have kayaks to rent. Also, you will find an en-site diving school.
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Sorry we did not go to the National Park. However if you do travel by car add an extra 40 minutes or hour as the rads aren't well marked, there are many bicycles and roads do not have a shoulder so passing other vehicles is difficult.
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"Rooms without a view of the lake are a good value"
"They have a full range of rooms, but the lakeside ones are top notch."
"Being within the gates at the lake front rooms will keep you from the constant enticing by vendors and have a quieter stay."
"Lots of variety of rooms for every price."
"Lake View rooms are the best"
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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalawiLake Malawi National ParkCape Maclear
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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