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Find Places to Stay in Cape Maclear on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Cape Maclear

Places to stay in Cape Maclear
You will be staying with a friendly couple Jay (Malawian) and Siobhain (Australian). We rent out each room individually. Each room has two single beds and a fan. One minute walk to the beach. 15 minute walk to the national park and otters point. Situated close to many lodges, restaurants and bars. There is an outside common area and inside common area to relax. The use of the kitchen is free of charge and you can buy fresh produce within 2 minutes walk from the house.
As each room is rented individually you may be sharing the house (but not the room) with other guests as well. There is a shared toilet and cold shower for everyone. We also have two friendly dogs Lexie and Beanie who stay outside most of the time. Each room has a key and lock so you are free to come and go as you please :) There are no ATM's in Cape Maclear and it can be difficult to change money into Malawian Kwacha so it is best to bring enough Malawian Kwacha for your stay. Meals can be provided at a small extra cost between MK 1000-3000. The kitchen has two hotplates for use (when there is power) and cooking utensils provided. If there is no power and you wish to cook a fire can be prepared to cook on. We have a large freezer for use also dependent on power but no fridge.
The neighbourhood is friendly and safe. In close proximity to the beach, national park and many lodges.
  • Jay is a great host and always have helpful tips. He is very responsive to messages. The description and listing is accurate. You will be in the village and the community is warm and respects your privacy. The accommodations is basic but have most western amenities to make your stay comfortable and safe.

    Fanny2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    The Beach House is ideal for family getaways or get-togethers with friends! Set on the lake front, this spacious double-storey reed house accommodates up to 8 people. Self-catered with a fully equipped kitchen, hot water, braai/BBQ facilities, secure parking for 2 cars, day-time staff to assist and clean, and night watchman. There is now a supermarket in the village a short walk from the Beach House.
    Cape Maclear is a unique village on Lake Malawi, 'the warm heart of Africa'. This village is located within a National Park and is surrounded by a protected nature reserve. The warm lake is filled with colourful cichlids (fish!), is ideal for snorkelling, kayaking, sunset boat cruises, and scuba diving (all accessible right next door). Within the village itself, you can eat at numerous restaurants, (including local fare) or simply enjoy the serene space within the Beach House's garden. This is the perfect break away from your usual routine!
    Cape Maclear is a local village which is safe and welcoming! The traditional village has a history of fishing and farming, while the 'newer' side of the village is tourism which has steadily built since the 1990's.
  • Great spot for a relaxing weekend in Cape Mac! Very spacious house with many amenities and super helpful staff. Will definitely come back!

    Siobhan2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place in a great location. Very relaxing and enjoyable to spend time here.

    Catherine2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Renee’s place was too amazing for us, the staff was extremely nice! The place is enormous in the center right on the beach. Has enormous kitchen and super clean and tidy rooms, big toilet/bathroom

    Aia2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house is amazing and the staff are extra helpful. We had a lovely time. The house is right by the beach where you can watch beautiful sunsets. There is a bar about 1minute walk from the house where you can go and unwind. Activities can be booked right next door or with the help of the staff at the property. It is well equipped as well if you want to cook. There’s also a small market within 5mins of walking where you can buy some groceries. We had such an awesome time at Renee’s place.

    Sharon2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Better than expected, really fair price for the place.

    Iñigo2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place in a lovely location. Very spacious house with a wonderful view

    Catherine2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a beautiful and unique place! We enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to be back. Thank you everyone for your warm hospitality!

    Dilo2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location and huge house, with well equiped kitchen and lovely staff, would definitely stay again!

    Kat2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    The Beach Cottage is a simple, cosy but comfortable house in the heart of Cape Maclear. There is now a supermarket in the village a short walk from the Beach Cottage making self-catering very easy.
    This two-bedroom cottage, while it may not be large, offers a 'homey' space right on the beach front. The living room and kitchen are open and lead onto a cosy porch. The front 'garden' area has beautiful beach sand and large shady trees. Walk 20 meters to the water's edge to have a refreshing dip in the lake, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the porch or beach.
    Chembe village is unique since it offers a traditional African experience within a protected national park. There are numerous restaurants within the village to choose from (including local fare) and plenty of curios along the main strip to browse. Boat cruises can be arranged through the managers.
  • We had such a relaxing and tranquil stay at the beach cottage. Thank you to Jewel for being so friendly and helpful.

    Mariska2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The beach cottage is a very pleasant humble house right by the beach as its name rightfully says. We had a great relaxing stay there, spending lazy days on the terrasse watching the villagers' life unfold by the lake. The littering on the beach is spoiling it a bit but that should not deter people to visit this still beautiful fishing village. On arrival, do not trust location of the beach cottage by Google maps, it is wrong... Bring filter coffee, there are coffee plungers available! Also bring other food supplies, no supermarket available nearby, however you find nice rice and obviously lots of fresh fish!!

    Lucie2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location and a peaceful place to stay.

    Jess2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Renée 's place is perfect. Just by the lake shore, with a beautifull view. The house is spacious, clean and decorated with taste. The outside area is also very well set. We really Loved our stay there. Best Airbnb after 6 weeks trip.

    Caroline2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly a gem. Absolutely perfect location, incredibly comfortable, and with all the amenities one could want. I will definitely be coming back here!

    Robert2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolutely beautiful situated right by the beach with a great view on the lake and sunset! Can only recommend this place.

    Caroline2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house is a cozy place located literally ON the beach. It is surrounded by both lodges and local houses which makes it easy to buy your own basic food for cooking or have a dinner at one of the lodges. We experienced power cuts while staying in Cape Maclear, however, Renee and Joe were very thoughtful about that: Extra lamps are working even without power and a gas cooker is ready for use. Everyone took really good care of us (while respecting our privacy, too) and it is just an amazing experience to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves. I definitely recommend staying at this lovely place.

    Meike2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • The house is a cozy place located literally ON the beach. It is surrounded by both lodges and local houses which makes it easy to buy your own basic food for cooking or have a dinner at one of the lodges. We experienced power cuts while staying in Cape Maclear, however, Renee and Joe were very thoughtful about that: Extra lamps are working even without power and a gas cooker is ready for use. Everyone took really good care of us (while respecting our privacy, too) and it is just an amazing experience to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves. I definitely recommend staying at this lovely place.

    Meike2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    Joe`s Annex Road house is located in Cape Maclear, Malawi. Its 1 roomed house with small kitchen, toilet & shower, 2 single beds and 1 double bed. It is located on the street road of Cape Maclear next to Joe` Annex Cottage. It doesn`t have a lake view but is only less than 15 meters to the beach. The place is surrounded by several restaurants and lodges. The house is fully furnished and has all cooking utensils. A house maid and a night watchman available to help.
  • Joe’s was AMAZING! So much better than I thought it would be. The location is right in town and a block from the lake/beach. Saw beautiful sunsets and lots of baobab trees. The people in the village are lovely...especially the children who are eager to speak English to foreigners. I fell in love with the location and the people.

    Ilia2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    You will be staying with a friendly couple Jay (Malawian) and Siobhain (Australian). We have two rooms for rent in our house. Both have two single beds and a fan. One minute walk to the beach. 15 minute walk to the national park and otters point. Situated close to many lodges, restaurants and bars. There is an outside common area and inside common area to relax. The use of the kitchen is free of charge and you can buy fresh produce within 2 minutes walk from the house.
    Please feel free to make yourself at home whilst staying here. Each room has a key for safety and you're welcome to come and go as you please.
    Neighbourhood is safe and friendly.
  • The place is great and hosts are friendly!

    Alexandra2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • All the basic amenities we needed and just across from Cape Maclear Scuba where we were diving. Super convenient, and Jay and Siobhain are the ideal hosts, always willing to help with local tips and whatever we needed. Great spot for catching up on our laundry to hang dry in their fenced in space as well. The only critique is the rooster next door that started at 3 and 4am. Bring earplugs! And have the fish curry at Thomas’ Restaurant next door. Yum!

    Diana2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed three nights at Siobhain and Jay and really enjoyed the time! Never before have we experienced such sincere friendliness and hospitality at Airbnb Hosts and have been able to benefit greatly from the helpfulness and the many good tips. The accommodation is incredibly clean, safe and in a perfect location. Both the interior and the backyard are great places to relax. The bedroom has good mattresses and mosquito nets. We will gladly come back and can recommend the property unreservedly!

    Janosch2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Siobhain and Jay make you feel welcome right away. They just moved into a new house which is spacious and close to the beach and all the lodges. They are very warm and welcoming people that love to have a chat with you but also give you your privacy when needed. They have a small shady garden where you can hang out. We had a lovely meal and dinner together and had nice conversations with them. Also they helped us out with arranging activities against local prices and helped us with transportstion to our next destination. I would recommend everyone to stay here. It was one of our best Airbnb experiences so far.

    Freek2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Siobhain and Jay make you feel like at home. They are a very nice and friendly couple who help you in everything you can need. The place is situated in a nice place in Cape Maclear, just one minute walking from the beach and few minutes to the national Park. Totally recommended.

    Iosu2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Jay and Siobhain gave us a very warm welcome because we could join their barbecue party and good free food to start our Malawi trip. The house is clean, great to chill and relaxe and they help in any way they can to make your stay comfortable. They are just super nice people. Hope to see you again someday :)

    Anika2019-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Jay and Siobhain are friendly and accommodating hosts. We felt so welcomed and at home immediately. Locals know best and they gave us good advice! When we told people we were staying with Jay, they all knew him and became even friendlier to us. Location couldn't be more convenient, just a few steps to beautiful beach sunsets! The area is also safe and secure. Highly recommend!

    Lianne2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Siobhain and Jay are great hosts, warm and generous with many local tips! The house is a few seconds walk to the beach with a lovely chill area outside. We had a really great time staying here and I highly recommend it! Such good value too.

    Ella2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Cape Maclear, Malawi

    Nyanja cottage is a thatched house in the middle of Cape Maclear with stunning views of the lake and direct access to the beach. There are three spacious double bedrooms (all with mosquito nets & fans), a living area, a small kitchen and plenty of car parking space. It is owned by our family who live in the village and will be your hosts during your stay.
    Nyanja Cottage is a two storey thatched building right on Lake Malawi ("Nyanja" means "Lake" in the local language Chichewa). The cottage is fully-furnished with 3 spacious double bedrooms - two upstairs with a shared toilet and shower, and one large en-suite double bedroom downstairs. All rooms have mosquito nets and fans.There is a lounge and kitchen on the ground-floor. The cottage is very spacious and there is plenty of room to accommodate additional people if required. The Cottage is situated right in the heart of Cape Maclear Village with great views of the Lake and sunset, and easy access to shops and activities in the local village.
    Cape Maclear is part of the bustling local Chembe village, famous for fishing waters sports activities and amazing sunsets (this is the only part of Lake Malawi which is west-facing, so the sunset is unique!).
  • Des, Fitness, and the rest of the house staff were very accommodating, helpful, and friendly. We (group of 5 adults) had a great time staying at the house for two nights over the Independence Day weekend. As expected for an Independence Day weekend, the local scene was a little rowdier than what I imagine it is usually like, but we still had a peaceful and relaxing stay. The house is very conveniently located and was walking distance to all the bars/lounges/restaurants. It was also a great spot to meet locals living in the village as they often walk past the side of the house to do their washing/swimming in the lake. Des was very helpful in assisting us with arranging a day boat trip that took us to the nearby island for snorkeling, local food on the beach, and fishing eagle viewing. Kitchen is well stocked, although the electric stove is a bit slow for cooking (but staff will bring a charcoal stove if requested). Be sure to bring your own drinking water. There was also an abundance of ants in the bedrooms and patio, which the staff attempted to address during our stay. All that being said, the house itself is lovely and I'd recommend this listing for a weekend getaway on the Cape. You can't beat the incredible location or views!

    Gen2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • This cute cottage is right on the beach, with wonderful views from the garden and balconies. Plenty of space for a small group of people. Excellent hospitality with daily cleaning service and a guard. Smickey’s brother, Desmond, was available to make any kind of activity arrangements (though for us, a friend had done so where she was staying and we joined her). The beds are comfortable, with mosquito nets (though the pillows are a bit hard). Would highly recommend!

    Christine2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, great location, awesome host. Des is patient and extremely helpful. Made my Malawi stay special!!! Will be back there soon

    Angela2018-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful stay at Nyanja cottage. The position could not have been more perfect. Close to Gheko Lounge and within easy walking distance to all pubs and restaurants. Des was a great host and Christopher was always around for some extra help when needed including teaching us to play Bowa. Grace was always ready to clean up and her english was good. If we have one negative it was the bar fridge. For six people and being there for a couple of days we really needed a larger fridge/deep freeze but luckily we took a large cooler box. Otherwise we highly recommend you stay here .... Malawi certainly is The Warm Heart of Africa and Smickey and his brother Des prove that.

    Patricia Claire2017-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • Nyanja cottage is everything!!! The place looks so much better in person. All the rooms in the house are big and have the view of the lake. The rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and fans, which come in handy in summer. The place has its own security guard and there's always someone around if you require assistance. Smickey's brother, Desmond, was very very helpful in helping us settle in. I would advise that you go with cash on you as there's no ATM around the area and all the places we visited did not have swiping machines.

    Venus2016-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa". These words are echoed when you arrive at this beautiful Colonial House on the shores of Lake Malawi. With breathtaking views across Monkey Bay we have hosted great explorers and Presidents alike. Guests can enjoy a wonderful breakfast on the front veranda as they watch Fish Eagles soar across the bay. While our rooms are simple, yet tastefully furnished, they also offer luxury comforts such as cotton linen, guest amenities and comfortable beds.
    Tranquil and romantic with a private beach our wonderful staff are at your service all day long. We offer access to other beaches and trips to Monkey Island via our water taxi. The local village offering fresh bread, fruit and daily picked organic veg is a mere kilometer away. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options or you can enjoy enjoy your own fresh fish BBQ on the beach. Transfers to Cape Mac Clear, Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba are available on request. After a day exploring come enjoy an ice cold beer or wine at our beach bar or in the cool lush garden.
    Monkey Bay or Lusumbwe is a town in Mangochi which is in the Mangochi District in the Southern Region of Malawi. The town is on the shore of Lake Malawi and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. There is a supermarket and a traditional market in Monkey Bay. The nearest ATM is in the town of Mangochi about 55 kilometers away and western food options are limited. Although most residents live on the poverty line, you will find them to be very friendly and most accommodating.
  • Warren was a great host. He arranged a ride for me from the airport in Lilongwe and, check-in was easy. The lodge and rooms are beautiful. He has kayaks you can use which will make for a wonderful experience on Lake Malawi. Overall it was an extremely peaceful and enjoyable experience. I would return again!

    Allie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful area, friendly staff, tasty food!

    Hannah2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Not much to say but I'll surely come back if I happen to come back to Malawi. Do not hesitate :-)

    Denis2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a hidden gem in Monkey Bay. It's very peaceful and far from all the hawkers of Cape Maclear. We had a great stay, it was clean and the staff were considerate and attentive.

    Fay2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space in Monkey Bay. Amazing location right on the Lake, and Breakfast was fantastic.

    Brendan2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We very much enjoyed the stay at the lodge. The staff is easy going en service minded. The other guests were relaxed and in for a chat or whatever. All in the African way, of course, but that’s an added value too, once used to it. Besides some walking, canoeing swimming or sailing there is not very much to do in Monkey Bay. It also is a developing country regarding the tourist industry. This has a lot of advantages, but also disadvantages.

    Janine2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • I almost don’t want to tell everyone how great this place is. It felt like our own little tucked away treasure in a peaceful corner of the lake. What bliss. It was like a whole holiday in two days and we could have happily stayed for a two weeks.

    Mel2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot with laid back atmosphere. What made the stay sparkle the other guests.

    Jim2019-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    A peaceful, rustic and secure beachside house close to Monkey Bay and Cape Maclear. Stop by for a night on your way to Cape Mac or stay for a week of rest and relaxation in the garden and on the beach. The house comfortably sleeps 8-14 and comes with security and optional cook & cleaner - just buy ingredients on your way from Lilongwe or in nearby Monkey Bay. The team at the house are separately involved with Malawi Volunteer Organisation - a local NGO - see www.malawivolunteering.org
    Rustic house with functional kitchen and optional cleaner & cook (pick up the ingredients you'd like in Lilongwe or nearby Monkey Bay - or ask us for help). All rooms have fans. 1 en suite and 1 shared bathroom. Large garden and clean, quiet beach.
    Namakoma is a peaceful village on Lake Malawi, close to the main road to Monkey Bay. Namakoma and neighbouring villages are supported by Malawi Volunteer Organisation through pre-school feeding programmes, community gardening and healthcare projects.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

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    Gateway Cottages are clean, safe, affordable, basic and environmental friendly accommodation situated on the Gateway Transformation Campus, Chirombo village, Monkey Bay, Malawi. Follow the M10 from Mangochi to Cape MacClear, and turn right at the turn-off the Cape MacClear at the Engergen Filling station on your left. Turn right on the gravel road into the village towards the Lake. Find our sign board 2 km from the turn off on the left, Gateway Transformation Center/Guesthouse.
    The space is unique and can be used by student groups, environmental groups, social upliftment and church groups. Experience Malawi hospitality. We are offering lodging as part of our hospitality courses facilitated at Gateway Transformation Campus which are a Christian training facility for the social upliftment of Malawians, adding to the economic infrastructure of tourism in Malawi. Income generated from this hospitality service will add to our training programme for future development. The guesthouse is the property of the Nkhoma family.
    Chirombo village is a traditional African village in the warm heart of Africa. According to a German development volunteer working with the Back to School Foundation, the residents of Monkey Bay are not living at the poverty line, but at the existence line. Houses are simple clay cottages, and few households can afford electricity, as the connection costs alone are three times the average monthly wage.
  • Francis and his team are very flexible. We had car troubles leading up to check in and Francis stayed up to check us in at 2AM once we finally arrived. He also provided many things we asked for as well as helped us find certain products in town. He is very helpful and friendly!

    Zach2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Francis, Mary, Joyce and Alice’ hospitality is absolutely unmatched. They organized transport within Monkey Bay and offered breakfast at a reasonable cost. The cottage is clean and comfortable with lovely hilltop views. It is close enough to the main road and town, but nestled away enough to give a home-stay/ village feel. Best of all, this guesthouse is Malawian-run and I would recommend it to anyone interested.

    Wamuyu2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Francis and family are excellent hosts. Made sure we were comfortable. Lovely views too. Would recommend them!

    Wamuyu2018-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    A hidden gem on the shores of Lake Malawi perched high above the treeline. Unwind, relax and recharge surrounded by nature.
    The main cottage sleeps Seven. Should you require more space you can also book my other property - Tamarind Guest Cottage - which sleeps an additional 6 people.
    Standby generator onsite. Explore the beaches of Africa's third largest lake.
  • Had an amazing stay here with friends. The house is lovely and the views are spectacular. Kennedy the house chef made us amazing BBQ Chambo and butter fish. The staff were friendly and kept the place tidy for us. Would highly recommend this hidden gem!

    Juliet2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely stunning house on the lakeshore with panoramic views and privacy. "Treetops" is a very accurate name.

    Catherine2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot recommend Treetops highly enough. The location is stunning, the views amazing, and the house spacious and beautiful. It is set amongst glorious shrubs and trees, and the beach is lovely to swim from if you walk a very short distance from the area immediately below the house. The description on the site definitely doesn't fo it justice.

    Ginny2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful house with amazing views of Lake Malawi. The house and gardens were immaculate. Also, there was a path to the beach below. We look forward to returning next time we are in Malawi.

    Lindsey2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • One of our favorite getaways. House is lovely, Katherine was very responsive, and the experience was so great. Pics don't do it justice!

    Amari2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular views and service, a little piece of heaven

    Jo-Anne Elizabeth2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monkey Bay, Malawi

    Lakeview Cottage has two bedrooms with 6 single beds and shared shower, toilet, kitchenette, patio. Ideal for groups touring or working in the Monkey Bay area
    Gateway Cottages are clean, safe, affordable and environmental friendly accommodation located on the Gateway Transformation Campus, Chilombo village, Monkey Bay, Southern Malawi. Experience Malawi hospitality in this humble African environment. We are offering lodging as part of our hospitality courses facilitated at Gateway Transformation Campus, a Christian training facility for the social upliftment of Malawians, adding to the economic infrastructure of tourism in Malawi. Income generated from this hospitality service will add to our training programme for future development.
    Chirombo village is a traditional African village in the warm heart of Africa. According to a German development volunteer working with the Back to School Foundation, the residents of Monkey Bay are not living at the poverty line, but at the existence line. Houses are simple clay cottages, and few households can afford electricity, as the connection costs alone are three times the average monthly wage. Cape Maclear, or Chembe, is a town on Malawi’s Nankumba Peninsula, at the southern end of Lake Malawi. Surrounded by forested mountains, it’s known for the sandy beaches and granite rocks of Lake Malawi National Park. The park shelters rich wildlife like antelope and baboons. Its clear waters are populated by hundreds of species of colorful cichlid fish. These are visible at dive sites such as Otter Point. Cape Maclear is close to the islands of Domwe and Thumbwe on Lake Malawi, and is in Lake Malawi National Park MONKEY BAY The town is on the shore of Lake Malawi and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. The population of Monkey Bay is estimated to be 14,591 as of 2008.Wikipedia Elevation: 497 m Population: 14 591 (2008) Number of airports: 1 District: Mangochi District There is a supermarket and a market and money exchange in Monkey Bay, although there are automatic teller machines in Mangochi. Monkey Bay is connected to Lilongwe and Blantyre by bus and taxi services.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    Beautiful lake Malawi its at my nearby side
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    Discover Tree Tops. A perfect blend of peace and quite on the lakeshore of Malawi. Earths gifts are every where on display - to inspire and to soothe your senses. Surrounded by enchanting trees, Tree tops is a real hidden gem. Here you may relax, unwind and recharge. Situated 10 km from monkey bay.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    A beautiful cottage situated in an idyllic, secluded area. The petrol station leading onto Cape Maclear is situated on the left hand side of the road, we are located at the right turning from the station, town of Monkey Bay found straight on. Beautiful location and views. A private beach. Quiet peaceful surroundings, relax at your own leisure. Experienced house staff on hand for any requests or help you may require. Enjoy the lake a at your front door. Wonderful lake view from master balcony.
    Private beach Private detached cottage Large garden Quiet and peaceful place Please click link to find exact cottage location / directions on GPS: https://gps-coordinates.org/my-location.php?lat=-14.1208&lng=34.9293
    Very peaceful and quiet place
  • A wonderful place to get awaqy from it all!

    Bernd-Juergen2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    Situated on the beach in beautiful Cape Maclear this self-catering house is ideal for families/groups. There is a wall and fence around the property with space for 2 cars to be parked within. My brother Peter, a registered tour guide, lives next door and can help arrange boat trips, other activities within the village and getting fresh fish.
    Lake Malawi is one of the top 50 places to visit in 2015. Our cottage is situated on the beach in Cape Maclear, a fishing village surrounded by granite hills and thick green bush. Stunning sunsets and beautiful clear fresh lake water for swimming and snorkelling right on the doorstep. Well presented with four bedrooms all with mosquito nets, with a capacity for sleeping 11 people. Ideal for families/groups. Kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, kettle and TV&video player in living room. Dining area to seat 8 comfortably. There is a bathroom and a shower room.
    Whilst Cape Maclear is a popular destination for people travelling around Malawi, the backpackers and lodges are interspersed within the village which is traditional. It is easy to walk around the village and see how local people live. It is a friendly and safe place to stay with a mix of local and more western places to go out in the evenings.
  • Excellent place! Wonderful site, ideal location, beautiful house. Excellent and very pleasant communication with Saulo (thanks Saulo!), Peter took care of everything we needed. Description was correct, house is in very good condition. We will book it again .

    Stefan2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was wonderful! The staff was amazingly helpful. We did a really fun boat trip as well. I wouldn’t highly recommend staying here.

    Sarah2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • 7 of us spent a fabulous week at Saulo’s house in Cape McClear. The house is set right in the beach and has the most incredible views. This beautiful fishing village attracts tourists in Malawi but is first and foremost an African fishing village and being part of village life getting to know the locals and the happy children was an added bonus for us Saulos brother come and collected us from our safari to make sure we arrived safely and his sister helped out each day. We will miss our little price of paradise and would thoroughly recommend a stay at Saulo’s house. ( take a spare suitcase there are amazing local crafts to buy !)

    Jo2018-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for two nights and enjoyed every minute of it. This house is located right on the beach. Saulo's family took care of every needs during the stay. Highly recommend walking along the beach at sunrise and sunset time - the beach is full of life with villagers getting ready for the day. Boat trips to various destinations around Cape Maclear was great. We enjoyed snorkeling, feeding fish eagle, and the fish and chips lunch provided on the Island. Limited supplies can be purchased at few shops that are located outside the house.

    Suresh2018-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Located in the middle of Chembe Village, the cottage is a great value for those in a large group or on a budget who want a basic, low-key place to stay right on the beach. Saulo's brother Peter lives next door and makes his living as a guide so he can hook you up with all sorts of activities for an additional and reasonable fee. If you are self-driving and have never driven to Cape Maclear before, I recommend that you plan on arriving during the day as driving on the bumpy dirt roads in a busy village at night can be stressful. It's also a good idea to have a local mobile to call Peter as the house can be a bit hard to find, even with the excellent directions that Saulo provided. Finally, expect that there will be a brown-out at least once during your stay. Battery powered LED lamps are provided for these occasions but as the cottage has no generator, nothing else will work.

    Christopher2018-05-17T00:00:00Z
  • This house is very comfortable and in a five star location. Saulo' s family looked after us really well especially when I needed medical attention due to malaria medication side effects. We felt safe a secure at all times. Transport from Lilongwe was arranged and worked perfectly. We highly recommend dealing with Saulo and staying in his house.

    Kris2017-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • This clean and comfortable house is located on the beach in a small village on Lake Malawi. Saulo's family is quick to help out and answer questions. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Diane2017-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place!

    Chris2017-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    4

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    Welcome to Jasvine self catering cottages, situated on a secluded stretch of the shores of Lake Malawi, just South of Monkey Bay. Three cottage are fully equipped and air conditioned and beddings supplied but please bring your own towels . The cottages are self catering. All cottages are equipped with oven, microwave, refrigerator and crockery. Laundry can be done by arrangement with the staff. We have a swimming pool available for our guests Long term rentals are also available
    There are three cottages with a shared pool. Chambo and Cichlid both Sleep 6, Kampango sleeps 10. There is a shared pool for guests use. A cook can be arranged, or you can bring your own
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    You will be staying with a friendly couple Jay (Malawian) and Siobhain (Australian). We rent out each room individually. Each room has two single beds and a fan. One minute walk to the beach. 15 minute walk to the national park and otters point. Situated close to many lodges, restaurants and bars. There is an outside common area and inside common area to relax. The use of the kitchen is free of charge and you can buy fresh produce within 2 minutes walk from the house.
    As each room is rented individually you may be sharing the house (but not the room) with other guests as well. There is a shared toilet and cold shower for everyone. We also have two friendly dogs Lexie and Beanie who stay outside most of the time. Each room has a key and lock so you are free to come and go as you please :) There are no ATM's in Cape Maclear and it can be difficult to change money into Malawian Kwacha so it is best to bring enough Malawian Kwacha for your stay. Meals can be provided at a small extra cost between MK 1000-3000. The kitchen has two hotplates for use (when there is power) and cooking utensils provided. If there is no power and you wish to cook a fire can be prepared to cook on. We have a large freezer for use also dependent on power but no fridge.
    The neighbourhood is friendly and safe. In close proximity to the beach, national park and many lodges.
  • Everything was amazing! Staying at this place made me so happy. The hospitality of Siobhain and Jay was outstanding!!! They are so so nice. Siobhain even showed me around and gave me so many tips! The house is very nice. I could cook my food and I slept so comfortable! They have two beautiful dogs! I loved them and such cool neighbors! Also the location es so perfect. Nice restaurants around and a lot of bars. And the beach 1 min away! Thnx so so much Siobhain and Jay!

    Paulina2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

  • hello Idrees, we don't enough communicate, we were not aware of your absence, but we loved Andrew and we found it exceptional ... great !! he superbly spoiled us, the stay was beautiful. the lake and all the surrounding area are amazing, thank you and please congratulate Andrew for all his attention, it's a lovely man!

    Eric & Caroline2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Nankhwali, Southern Region, Malawi

    Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa". These words are echoed when you arrive at this beautiful Colonial House on the shores of Lake Malawi. With breathtaking views across Monkey Bay we have hosted great explorers and Presidents alike. Guests can enjoy a wonderful breakfast on the front veranda as they watch Fish Eagles soar across the bay. While our rooms are simple, yet tastefully furnished, they also offer luxury comforts such as cotton linen, guest amenities and comfortable beds.
    Tranquil and romantic with a private beach our wonderful staff are at your service all day long. We offer access to other beaches and trips to Monkey Island via our water taxi. The local village offering fresh bread, fruit and daily picked organic veg is a mere kilometer away. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options or you can enjoy enjoy your own fresh fish BBQ on the beach. Transfers to Cape Mac Clear, Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba are available on request. After a day exploring come enjoy an ice cold beer or wine at our beach bar or in the cool lush garden.
    Monkey Bay or Lusumbwe is a town in Mangochi which is in the Mangochi District in the Southern Region of Malawi. The town is on the shore of Lake Malawi and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. There is a supermarket and a traditional market in Monkey Bay. The nearest ATM is in the town of Mangochi about 55 kilometers away and western food options are limited. Although most residents live on the poverty line, you will find them to be very friendly and most accommodating.
  • MBBL exceeded our expectations! It was truly beautiful and was a little piece of paradise. The included breakfast was amazing and the space was super clean and calming. I also highly recommend a head massage from Polly. Absolutely worth it!

    Rachel2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at monkey beach lodge. It is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the nature in malawi. Food was tasty. Kajak and hiking very nice possibilities at this place!

    Janis2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect for long afternoons and laid back evenings. There isn’t much on offer in Monkey Bay, but the kayaks and a trip with a local guide will keep you busy for a day or two. The place is ideally kitted with lounges and swing chairs under big trees, just right to unwind and enjoy a bit of lazy Africa. Warren is very hospitable and has some great stories!

    Jake2018-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • Had a fantastic stay here. The lodge has such a beautiful location, the rooms are really nice and clean, the place is well decorated, the food is awesome. You won't find better hosts than Warren and Frank, they really go beyond to make your stay perfect! The rest of the staff is also super friendly. I strongly recommend a stay here!

    Katrine2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Monkey Bay, Southern Region, Malawi

    Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa". These words are echoed when you arrive at this beautiful Colonial House on the shores of Lake Malawi. With breathtaking views across Monkey Bay we have hosted great explorers and Presidents alike. Guests can enjoy a wonderful breakfast on the front veranda as they watch Fish Eagles soar across the bay. While our rooms are simple, yet tastefully furnished, they also offer luxury comforts such as cotton linen, guest amenities and comfortable beds.
    Tranquil and romantic with a private beach our wonderful staff are at your service all day long. We offer access to other beaches and trips to Monkey Island via our water taxi. The local village offering fresh bread, fruit and daily picked organic veg is a mere kilometer away. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options or you can enjoy enjoy your own fresh fish BBQ on the beach. Transfers to Cape Mac Clear, Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba are available on request. After a day exploring come enjoy an ice cold beer or wine at our beach bar or in the cool lush garden.
    Monkey Bay or Lusumbwe is a town in Mangochi which is in the Mangochi District in the Southern Region of Malawi. The town is on the shore of Lake Malawi and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. There is a supermarket and a traditional market in Monkey Bay. The nearest ATM is in the town of Mangochi about 55 kilometers away and western food options are limited. Although most residents live on the poverty line, you will find them to be very friendly and most accommodating.
  • Beautiful place in a great location! Loved our stay here 😀

    Rebecca2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Really great find in Monkey Bay. Inside the park, private beach, boats and snorkel for rent, good food (order early!). We would definitely return in the future.

    Megan2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 5 nights at monkey bay beach lodge and absolutely loved it. It’s a really beautiful, peaceful place to recharge your batteries. The staff were excellent and really attentive and the food was really tasty and very reasonably priced. There’s plenty of activities to do - kayaking, snorkelling etc - or also lovely to just lie around and reading your book. We highly recommend a stay here if you’re visiting this area.

    Micheal2018-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Warren’s place is the ideal escape for the travel weary. Right on the lake, great service and laid back. Close enough for a day trip to Cape McClear and far less touristy. Definitely recommend and we may come back one day.

    Grant2018-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mangochi, Southern Region, Malawi

    A comfortable shared house, set within Cape Maclear village, offering a warm, Malawian welcome. You'll be part of the local village, but just a short walk away from the Lakeshore tourist Lodges and Bars. A double & twin room available. Bedrooms are all equipped with mosquito nets and fans. The kitchen has a kettle, toaster and hotplate, and there is solar lighting in the living room and kitchen, in case the power goes off! A night guard is on duty every night for added security.
    Near the main entrance to Lake Malawi National Park. Lake-view from the porch. Opposite The Funky Cichlid Backpacker & Beachbar (half price on their activities). Secure, comfortable & convenient!
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Cape Maclear, Southern Region, Malawi

    Joe’s Annex Cottage is cosy house with spacious rooms, a beautiful garden with camping space. There’s also a beautiful outside sitting area for those hot days with lots of local games available and a BBQ stand of course for the daily fresh catch of the famous tiger fish Kampanje. It is located on the village street of Cape Maclear, 20m from the lake with a private beach. Closer by is Kayak Africa and amenities just outside the compound.
  • Really cute place for a really decent price! About a min walk from the lake. Lovely outdoor area.

    Melissa2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and excellent help with local contacts for tours.

    Janiece2019-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    4

    MW, Malawi

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