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.
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!
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!
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.
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.