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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!

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time at Thumbi View! Food and hospitality was awesome, beautiful views, fun activities. I can't wait to go back and visit again! Rooms were clean with lovely bathrooms, beds were comfy and have mosquito nets. Simple and homely.

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice owners and staff. Food is good. Good place to relax. Rooms are basic. Electric company supply bad so no hot water, drinks are cold. Main bar and restaurant has a homely setup. Food choices not much, but whatever they made always had a home made feel good factor to it. If you are traveling in group of two or...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The place is very simple, with modest rooms. But there is a great and lovely staff, who is ready to help you in any way you need. They cook wonderfull food and rent kayaks for unbeatable prices. Also, the location is very nice, just in front of the local beach and a 40 minutes paddling from Thumbi Island. The price...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Soent the last two days of our Malawi trip here. Good food and very helpfull staff. Assisting us with breakfast take aways on morning we left. Neat , simple, clean rooms. Right next to dive centre from where we had a great scuba dive. Well positioned in Cape Maclear. Thank you!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay here, the people are very kind and are willing to help arrange daytrips (we rented kayaks and snorkling gear). The place at the lake is amazing, there are sunbeds available (i think this is the only place in Cape Maclear that has sunbeds) and the food they serve is perfect!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The lake view rooms here are very good. We had 4 nights here and it was very hard to leave at the end. Noleen and Chris are great hosts and have a really good restaurant linked to the accommodation. The only small warning here - and this is beyond Chris and Noleen's control - is that the close proximity to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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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: R260 - R701 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 516sarahh, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Book a cabin for lake views and hot showers”
 of 5 bubbles Glenyce54, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Make sure to do breakfast at the restaurant! So delicious!”
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