When we arrived after 3 1/2 hours drive through the wonderful landscape between Llilongwe and Cape MacLear, we didn't expect such a beautiful place. Situated directly at the beach of the Lake Malawi - at the one end of the little village - we loved every minute of our stay at this very special lodging.
It's the perfect place to unwind and relax. Our hosts, Michelle and Howard, were charming and friendly and we were quickly accommodated and welcomed to this wonderful lodge.
We stayed in one of the spacious rooms (Port-room), with a large king bed, seating area, aircondition, fan, safe, hairdryer, tea- and coffee-facilities and ensuite bathroom, which has even the same size of the room - with shower and bath tub.
All the rooms have views to the lake with a seating area on the veranda in front of the rooms and direct access to the beautiful garden and beach. Breakfast and Dinner were superb, Jan and his team prepared delicious meals for us.
The focus of the lodge is definitely on watersport-activities. And our focus was on scuba-diving and snorkeling. This was great. The temperature of the water was roundabout 27 degrees. The underwater-sighting was perfect, the underwater-world impressive with a lot of rock-formations, colourful fishes and on the way to the diving-spots with a lot of sightings of fish eagles and kingfishers around the small islands. Matthew, the dive instructor, did a great job. The whole staff of this watersport center at the lodge (and this applies to all lodge-members of the staff, especially Pippa and Shelby) was helpful and accomplished, nothing was too much.
The sunset-cruise on the yacht "Mufasa" was definitely a highlight of our stay - this is an activity which should not to be missed. We did it twice.
Over all, it was a great experience we shall remember for a long time. And we can highly recommend Danforth Lodge and Yachting as a great place for relaxing and a lot of watersport-activities directly at the doorstep of the lodge and - which makes it in addtition perfect for us: with a very personal touch and wonderful people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Danforth Yachting, situated on the beach at Cape Maclear bordering the Lake Malawi National Park, offers superb lakeside accommodation. Danforth is both a luxury lodge and a Malawi yacht charter company. The Lodge has eight spacious, en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated in cool, nautical colours and all opening onto a large patio. All rooms have spectacular lake views. Swimming pool, watersports, scuba diving and sailing. Double, twin and family en-suite, air conditioned rooms. Great hosting. Excellent meals. Full board. Bar with DSTV. The live-aboard catamaran yacht Mufasa, a 10 berth luxury yacht, is available for crewed yacht charters to the far corners of Lake Malawi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Danforth Yachting Malawi/Cape Maclear