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Main Street Along Lake Malawi Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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#11 of 16 Specialty lodging in Cape Maclear
A small friendly backpackers lodge with restaurant and bar right in the heart of Cape Maclear. Beachfront location.
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Main Street Along Lake Malawi Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport72 miSee all flights
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I recently spent a weekend there at one of the rooms and had a really nice stay. The food is tasty and the staff is very friendly, but the best thing about it is probably the nice area they have by the beach with seats, beds, and a zone to hang out!
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very nice and cheap.We had good time and all the workers are nice and friendly,i remember i my wife didn't want to leave the place because of the good treatment from workers.our cards didn't work but the boss understood so we had to go the capital get money sent it to him, he really trusted and which the most great thing ever.
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Enjoying the first day so far. Booked in last night and the view of the lake was just amazing. We took pictures at night and it was awesome and so was the food that we were served. I ordered my favourite meal.....chamber and chips with some Greek salad....man it was great.
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We had initially planned to spend 2-3 days at the lake but we enjoyed ourselves so much at Indaba that we stayed for 2 weeks! We only left because our visa was running out! The staff are all local, very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much bother. The lodge is located directly on the lake with lots of shade/hammocks/areas to lounge around - perfect to relax with a book or to learn the local board game. The food is delicious! Especially the kampango curry or chambo with chips. It was difficult to resist the very generous English breakfast, especially with the large pots of Mzuzu coffee. One of the highlights of our trip was a sunset cruise on the lodge's boat to view the hippos - definitely recommend it! This well run and professional lodge is managed by local people who are providing employment to other locals, running an impressive business but still retaining a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It's the best place to stay by the lake - fingers crossed I'll be back to visit soon!
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When in Cape Maclear there is only one place for me to go to, because the staff is very friendly and caring. I feel safe here, the room is nice and the facilites are fine. The kitchen staff works miracles, there is a laundry service and a nice bar.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indaba Lodge
What food & drink options are available at Indaba Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is Indaba Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Cape Maclear.