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“Amazing location for relaxing and all water sports”
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Danforth Yachting
Reviewed 7 October 2015

very warm welcome, including a packed lunch from the owners for the trip, very friendly driver, very welcoming owners, made us feel like part of the family. Spotless rooms with AC (very welcome). food was amazing.. huge compliments to the chief.
Very competent staff for the water sports, victor made me feel very safe in the water, fantastic snorkling, great equipment.
would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: only 8 rooms to choose from all with the same views ( i believe there was a family room also)
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had a welcome couple of days rest in beautiful surroundings. Our rooms were very comfortable, the staff quietly attentive and the meals excellent. Plus a couple of boat trips including the fish eagle trip all added to a memorable short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

We just spent a few days here, such a lovely surprise and so glad they found room for us. Friends had told us how amazing it is, it was lovely to find out for ourselves.
Our room was clean and comfortable with en-suite shower room, air con, fan and mossie nets, all opening out onto an amazing view of the lake.
The garden, pool, bar, beach and eating area, under the most amazing thatch, is immaculate, with plenty of places to sit or lie and enjoy the view.
There are lots of options for, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling etc...we paddled to otter point, took a boat ride round Thumbi island to swim, while watching the fish in the clear water, there are fish eagles too.
The food was all delicious and very generous portions, with any special needs (vegetarian) catered for, the muesli at breakfast was very good! early morning coffee and afternoon tea are served too.
A trip on the famous "mufasa" is fabulous, watching the sun go down, champagne in hand , perfect...I had to do it twice!
Howard and Michelle are very experienced hosts, always ready to chat and very knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble.
We loved our time here and will definitely be back on our next trip to Malawi.

Room Tip: All the rooms open onto a lake view.
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

I was travelling on my own and couldn’t have been made more welcome. Everyone went out of their way (without being too obtrusive) to make sure that I had everything I wanted, could participate in all the water sports or laze in my chair with a cocktail. The snorkelling was great, the round the island sailing exhilarating, if wet, and the sunset cruise sublime – though the bubbly on offer might have contributed to that. Drinking bushman’s balls in the bar –excellent fun (check them out – you have to watch Wazzer pour them!) It was a great way to finish my travels in Africa.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

what a surprise!
Me, my wife and daughter had just a recomendation from friends not knowing what to expect.
Simply Fantastic!!!!!
From our lovely hosts, the couple Howard and Michelle, to the magnificent site and landscapes, everything went far beyond our expectations: staff, beach, activities, restaurant, bedrooms...
Will come back soon!

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
Thank MTAlmeida
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Address: Cape Maclear Road | Stand CM10, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Cape Maclear
Price Range: R2 039 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Danforth Yachting, situated on the beach at Cape Maclear bordering the Lake Malawi National Park, offers superb lakeside accommodation. Danforth is both a luxury lodge and a Malawi yacht charter company. The Lodge has eight spacious, en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated in cool, nautical colours and all opening onto a large patio. All rooms have spectacular lake views. Swimming pool, watersports, scuba diving and sailing. Double, twin and family en-suite, air conditioned rooms. Great hosting. Excellent meals. Full board. Bar with DSTV. The live-aboard catamaran yacht Mufasa, a 10 berth luxury yacht, is available for crewed yacht charters to the far corners of Lake Malawi. ... more   less 

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