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Review of Danforth Yachting

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Danforth Yachting
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Polokwane, South Africa
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12 reviews
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“Magic in Malawi ”
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect destination if you want to experience Lake Malawi for a short period! Stunning service, accommodation, activities and food! Michelle and Howard have a stunning spot!!! Worth every minute!

Stayed October 2016
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We only spent 4 days here, but the experience was so great! The location is superb and you have access to the lake from any of the rooms you are given. They have plenty of activities for you to choose from and the staff is so polite and ready to help you if you need assistance. The rooms are spacious, cleaned every day and offer everything you need: hot showers, running water, electricity, fans and air-conditioning. Given all the things you can do at Danforth, you wouldn't want to spend time in the room during the day anyways.

Everyone was friendly and Mr. Howard and Mrs. Michelle made us feel like part of the family. Oh, and Barbara and Justin were so cool! Our kids loved them!

Activities done: kayaking, snorkeling, tubing, eagle feeing, a bit of fishing and we watched the sunset from one of their boats. There are even more things one can do, but we were limited by our short stay.

All in all, I would definitely recommend Danforth for you next Lake Malawi holiday. We will for sure go back!

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We have just spent our second weekend at Danforth. It is a beautiful location on Lake Malawi. You could easily just sit with a book and look at the view all day. The hotel is small and intimate, and the hosts take a very hands on role in making guests feel welcome. The food is great, fresh and plentiful. Rooms are very comfortable, great beds and bathrooms. The highlight though, and the reason to stay here, is the water activities - sailing, kayaking, snorkelling. There is plenty of equipment available, and all of a high quality with people ready to take you out on the lake whenever you like and at a moment's notice. We travelled as a family with 3 children, and the reason we came back was because our children loved it so much. Despite being (for Malawi) an upmarket resort, the atmosphere is relaxed and very welcoming.

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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We spent four nights in Danforth but wished we had stayed longer. A closed area with direct beach access and a beautiful view on Lake Malawi, Danforth breathes peacefulness. The rooms are spacious, clean and vey comfortable. The food is inventive, varied, of high standard and served with grace and simplicity by the whole team. There is a nice community feeling to the whole thing and we made new friends. Finally and perhaps most importantly for us who had come for the diving trips, the facilities, the equipment and the staff are excellent and will leave us with great memories.

Stayed July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

We spent 3 wonderful days at Danforth. As we arrived we were greeted by Michelle and Howard and from that moment felt we were part of the family. The rooms were charming, clean and welcoming. The location unbelievable, right on the shores of the lake, food excellent, good variety and we loved the afternoon teas and all the chats with Michelle and Howard, we wanted for nothing. Ryno and Maike are the perfect team, ready for anything never intrusive just full of advice and enthusiasm. The boat cruise was spectacular and the snorkelling exciting, diving excellent and the braai on the Senza and then feeding the fish eagles made for a perfect day. The sunset cruise on Mufasa was something we will remember for always and on return to shore my sandals waiting for me, how thoughtful was that. A truly perfect holiday everything taken care of and all we had to do was relax and enjoy the experience.
Michele, Heinz and Mischa.

Stayed May 2016, travelled with family
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Property: Danforth Yachting
Address: Cape Maclear Road | Stand CM10, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Cape Maclear
Price range (per night): R1 980
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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