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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Outstanding home-away-from-home hospitality by South African owners and friendly helpful local Malawi staff. Family room was very clean and comfortable, excellent value. Rooms well designed and decorated. Easily fitted 4 friends. Excellent food and drinks at very affordable /cheap rates. varied menu, excellent local fish. No need to eat elsewhere. Lodge also offers sunset cruise,snorkeling, day hikes and kayaking. Picturesque...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Noleen and Chris were outstanding hosts and really make an effort to give you all the right infomation and help you enjoy your stay. The food was great too and we had an amazing stay with them. We enjoyed the beach and clear lake and went snorkeling on Thumbi Island opposite where we had a beach barbeque. You can also...

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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to stay, great location with beautiful views. The owners Chris and Noleen is the best. The food is very good and the staff is friendly and helpful. The lodge is affordable and close to the scuba diving site. You can ask Noleen and Chris anything and they will help. The lodge is on the beach and...

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Tofo, Mozambique
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our best experience in Malawi so far. Cape Maclear is such a beatiful place surrounded by high mountains where you can hike for having the most amazing view. Chris, Noleen, Ruffy and all the staff are very welcoming and helpful. They made us feel at home. The rooms are big, clean and really cozy. Most of them are right in...

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Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed their twice now (we currently reside in Blantyre, Malawi). Would recommend this place without reservation, though you'll need to make reservations, the place is popular even during the rainy off-season (Jan-Feb). With good cause too. The rooms are charming and the staff will stop at nothing to ensure every whim is catered for. They are overseen by Chris and...

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Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay! Very warm and welcoming staff who really try to give you the best time! Great breakfast.The place is right in front of the lake with a beautiful view. The pool is amazing as well. We where their in low season, it's so peaceful.

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Thank Lieke D
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful peaceful place to stay. The hosts Chris and Noleen are very welcoming and helpful with anything you might need from transport to medical help to lake activities. The place has a great relaxing vibe with the lake on the door step and the bar is well stocked at the poolside without the loud music so you can...

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nnoeth, Owner at Thumbi View Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for the review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and we will miss you! Hope you enjoy South Africa and all the adventures you have planned. Let us know how it goes and we are absolutely sure you will have a blast!

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This review is long overdue! We stayed here twice in 2015-16 - for the lake triathlon & for New Year 2016 - and Noleen & Chris were each time super kind and helpful in welcoming us, catering to our every need, and making us all feel special at this great location right on the Cape Maclear beach, with rooms and...

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nnoeth, Owner at Thumbi View Lodge, responded to this review

It is so good to hear from you. We are sad that you are not around but am sure that Malawi will see you again, right? Have a great time and we really hope to see you and your family back again.

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I had the great fortune of staying here a while and it is among the best times I've had travelling. The hosts, Chris and Noleen, are lovely and went out of their way to make sure my stay was pleasant. The pool was new with an outlook second to none. There was a temporary chef from Australia there and the...

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nnoeth, Owner at Thumbi View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I am sure Zanzibar must LOVE having you! It was such a pleasure having you stay here and you added so much to make our Christmas special also. Enjoy the rest of your adventures, Good health and happiness to you!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The owners are so friendly and always willing to help out where ever they can. The staff are also all so friendly. The meals that are cooked there are the cheapest in Cape Maclear and are also the best! The setting is also perfect - right on the beach and in the heart of Cape Maclear. I can't wait to...

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nnoeth, Owner at Thumbi View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy that you really enjoyed the lodge as well as the food we offer. We are looking forward to seeing you back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for an active holiday or just somewhere to relax? We have an on site scuba diving school, snorkel trips, kayaks rental, island BBQ, Fish eagle viewing, sunset cruises and hiking trails. Wi-Fi through the whole lodge, including in the rooms ensures you can send those lovely photos to family back home. Transfers to and from the lodge available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thumbi View Lodge

Address: Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: R152 - R670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Don't forget to ask for the best facilities you can afford and don't miss their dinner”
  • Beds are simple but cozy
 of 5 bubbles Felipecampbell, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are the front with the lake facing view are gorgeous!”
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 of 5 bubbles Glenyce54, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Make sure to do breakfast at the restaurant! So delicious!”
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