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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the staff are very friendly and the view is out of this world, my experience was one of disappointment. I booked in advance as I was travelling alone and have never been there before. As I arrived I was given a choice of three rooms I can stay in as it was off-peak season. On the day I was...

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Alan J, Owner at Mgoza Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maresa I very rarely respond to reviews however in your case I feel compelled to reply as your claims of being overcharged are completely inaccurate and make no sense at all. First I happy to see you enjoyed the food and thought highly of our team.all our rooms are different which is why you were offered the choice of...

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mgoza Lodge is the nicest place along the beach in Cape Maclear; the food is very good and the lawn in front of the chalets is a nice place to relax. The rooms are great with the biggest beds!! And lovely big fluffy towels, warm showers and solar lights in case of a power cut.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Mgoza for two nights out of our six night stay in Cape Maclear and I wish we had stayed there the whole time! The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Staff are friendly and eager to help with anything. Alan is an excellent manager and makes a real effort to speak to his customers and answer any questions....

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Mgoza Lodge is located right on the lake in the heart of Cape Maclear. It has a great selection of rooms, all of which are at a wonderful price point for what you get. The staff is extremely friendly and the way the contracts are set up, you won't get numerous vendors trying to sell you stuff. However, they are...

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my brother and sister whilst we did out advanced and rescue scuba diving courses. It's a brilliant wee lodge! Brilliant location, Brilliant food and Brilliant staff. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The lodge is situated directly on the sandy beach front of Lake Malawi. It is easily the most attractive lodge on this part of the lake with thatched roof cottages facing lawned gardens with shady trees and a small pool. Our room was a cottage right at the end of the row of rooms, offering more privacy and a larger...

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We know Cape Maclear well from many years of travelling there. Mgoza is definitely the best reasonably priced accommodation there. The owner is extra-ordinary in his care of guests and staff alike. the staff obviously love and respect him enormously and give excellent service to all. The food is excellent and we agree that they serve probably the best burgers...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Beautiful lodge with some quirky rooms, and incredibly friendly staff and an owner who is committed to the local community. Quiet, tidy garden area, just a few metres from the beach. Great food. (Pool is a bit smaller than the photo might suggest.)

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Rogaland
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Mgoza seems to be the best budget accomodation at Cape Maclear. It has a really lovely garden and a small pool (that saves you from going in the bilharzia infested lake). We loved lounging around in that garden. The bar/restaurant is nice. You can easily spend an afternoon/evening there soaking up the view of the beach, the lake and the...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Even if you aren't a guest of the lodge, you can go there to have some food, specially the local fishes that domain the daily diet of local people. There are some options of fish, but nothing very special. The main thing is to have a moment of privacy and avoid the hordes of local sellers bothering you everywhere and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mgoza Lodge is a small lodge located on the beach at Cape Maclear, the rooms are all en-suite and facing the lake. There is a large area shaded by trees in front of the rooms for you to relax and enjoy the views of the islands and the sunset.We also have a Bar and restaurant, serving a great variety of dishes from around the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mgoza Lodge

Address: Chembe Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: R818 - R1 285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The cottages are really nice and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles M1432BDbills, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Restaurant is a good option”
 of 5 bubbles Felipecampbell, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best sunbathing and chill area”
 of 5 bubbles 776fionas, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are the nicest, though most expensive too”
  • View from A-frame huts looking to the Lake
  • The fronts of the A-frame huts facing out to the lake
 of 5 bubbles dbhettle, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets with private bathrooms are the ones I know of”
  • Sunset from Mgoza lodge
 of 5 bubbles sofilicious, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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