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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice and impressed with their services,friendly staff,food is amazing,their gardens are very beautiful plus absolutely loved their hammocks great place to nap or just relax.Top rooms have a great view of the lake.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent three days in this beautiful place. Such a lovely garden, nice and friendly staff, excellent food and some impressive charity projects going on from the owners, supporting the local youth and environment (HEEED Project).

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Ecolodge_Team, Manager at Cape Maclear EcoLodge, responded to this review

Dear Toni, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are glad that you had a good time with us.

Oslo
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great place in great surroundings! Offers what you need of activities like kayaks, snorkeling, trips and is a certified PADI diving center. The only downside is that the kitchen has a tendency to use long time (1-2 hours), and on one occasion actually gave away my food to some else. The atmosphere there is laid-back and the staff helpful.

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Ecolodge_Team, Manager at Cape Maclear EcoLodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. We are glad that you liked our place and will keep working to improve the downsites.

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a chilled out, beautiful place to stay on the quiet end of the beach. GreAt gardens. Rooms are basic and comfortable; only issue for us was that it was soooooo hot even with fan, but they do have air conditioned rooms if you can pay more. It's probably worth it.

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Ecolodge_Team, Manager at Cape Maclear EcoLodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We are glad that you enjoyed our place and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This eco lodge is not specifically eco but it sure is as green as it could get. Best garden to chill after a swim/dive, the food is very nice (double trouble burger ftw) and the rooms are nice. Especially for the prices you pay! Diving pretty cheap and the instructor Dave is friendly, little pushy but hey.. diving is epic...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. I absolutely can't say enough good about the staff and owners at this ecolodge. We stayed 2 nights at The Funky Cichlids. Fun and good food but when we looked around for a more peaceful relaxing hangout spot we truly found what we were searching for in Cape...

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Ecolodge_Team, Manager at Cape Maclear EcoLodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy that you had a good time with us and hope to see you again soon. Greetings from everyone

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Only went diving from the ecolodge, didn't sleep here. Planned on doing two dives but loved it so much that I ended up doing 5. Prices are good, 35 dollar for 1 dive with multiple dive packages available. Instructors were nice and knew a lot about the fish. Wreck dive and night dive were wonderfull!

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Ecolodge_Team, Manager at Cape Maclear EcoLodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed diving with us and hope to see you again in Cape Maclear. Best regards

London, West Virginia
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This lodge is located on the shores of Lake Malawi with a fabulous view of the islands and the most beautiful sunsets in the world. We enjoy Scuba diving and this had led us to Scuba Shack and the Ecolodge. We had a wonderful time enjoying the views, people and activities. Quality of the accommodation--This is a fascinating Lodge as...

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Right... So where to start... I'll summarize in bullet points, and put a detailed review underneath with some pointers as bonus: +Absolutely gorgeus place +Great staff +Rooms are clean and there is plenty of types to choose from (mosquito nets included) +Great diving experience +Quiet compared to other lodges +Hammock hedonism +Really good volunteering option +Profits go for NGO Heeed...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a great time during our stay. Comfortable rooms, great food, plenty of activities on offer and very nice and helpful staff. Also very good value for money. Occasional power cuts and internet system not ideal but apart from that everything was perfect. Would love to come back.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear EcoLodge is the only fully Malawian run and operated lodge. Come visit us, to kayak, dive with our professional diving team, snorkel, have nice boatrides on the lake or stay in one of our lovely rooms. Our green and lush garden is a very relaxing place and our staff always welcomes you with a smile! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Maclear EcoLodge

Address: Cape Maclear Rd | across from Panda Garden, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: R432 - R458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“First floor rooms have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles oester, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some have better views than others. The new building that is under construction will probably have great views especially on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 876katjah, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the front. The views are really nice! And go dive at Baker's oven or the shipwreck. Adventure guaranteed!”
 of 5 bubbles carolinaospinabotero, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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