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Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157 Malawi
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#1 of 16 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Gift shop
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Private beach
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Tasj v wrote a review Oct 2021
Kempton Park, South Africa23 contributions20 helpful votes
Stunning lodge! The owners and staff are super helpful and lovely people. The food was great! Exquisite view of the lake and islands. The swimming pool is the best place to be in the Malawian heat. Highly recommended! Tour to the island with traditional fish barbecue was a great experience. Walking distance to many bars and lodges for pub crawling and exploring. We've met amazing people from across the world at Thumbi View. Will definitely visit again when we're in Cape Maclear.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Amelia O'Keeffe wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
We have been coming to Thumbis for some time - it has the most friendly staff and beautiful views - but we think what really sets it apart is the incredible food! We had their vegetarian lasagne and it was the best we had ever had (and as vegetarians we have had a lot!). Spotless facilities, lovely atmosphere, well maintained pool and great location to explore everything that Cape Maclear had to offer - couldn't recommend staying here enough!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Noleen Noeth, Owner at Thumbi View Lodge
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Thank you for the kind words. We love seeing your faces here and I will Definitely tell Francis, the chef what you said. See you around soon!
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Jennifer Chan wrote a review Mar 2021
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
We stayed nearly a week here in Thumbi View Lodge and did very little other than enjoying Noleen's hearty breakfasts, swimming in the pool, chilling, and watching local boats go by on Lake Malawi. What a peaceful place well taken care of by the friendly owners, Noleen and Chris, and a wonderful local team who is professional and welcoming. Noleen generously gave us an upgrade from dorm to a beautiful twin room. Hot water, clean towels... Just thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Thanks so much, Noleen and Chris, for your hospitality as well as all the onward travel advice!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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ManjoloMalawiTravel wrote a review Dec 2020
Lilongwe, Malawi173 contributions4 helpful votes
Thumbi View Lodge is definitely a highlight among the many spots along the Cape Maclear strip. We stayed in a lake-facing room which was clean and very adequate. Even in December we slept well with the fan. The rooms have high ceilings and good ventilation. The fantastic infinity-like pool was in pristine condition. Our food came quickly and was super tasty! This lodge will become a new staple for our future visits to Cape Maclear.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wilfred wrote a review May 2020
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We always heard of cape Maclear from travel magazines. Once we got there it was just breathtaking. We booked ourselves into Thumbi view lodge which was recommended to us by friends, it was just heavenly. The rooms are very clean and staff is amazing. The meals are also fantastic but the pizza was awesome, you need to try it. Thumbi family, thank you for a wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$25 - US$25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalawiLake Malawi National ParkCape Maclear
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thumbi View Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Thumbi View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thumbi View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thumbi View Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thumbi View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chikaya Malawian Restaurant, Hiccups Pub, and Funky Chichlid.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thumbi View Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Thumbi View Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cape Maclear.
Does Thumbi View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.