Our Lodge is a Happy Place!
Thumbi view lodge is the perfect getaway spot, our accommodation ranges from lake facing rooms to more budget minded dorms and economy rooms. And best of all? The best breakfast in town is FREE! Because we value You our guest so much we offer you discounted rates for the use of our Kayaks as well as for our sunset cruise. Hundreds of Tripadvisor reviewers naming us as the best place in Cape Maclear means that this is where you should be..
Check into one of our comfortable rooms
Wake up, open the door and be amazed by they spectacular view, breathtaking can not describe it. Each room has a private bathroom, fans and a big mosquito net. See our great value rates on the booking page.
Do remember we do not have an ATM in town and the closest working one is 40km away.
On site Cape Maclear scuba offers various PADI courses, from beginner to advance. They have modern equipment with qualified instructors with many years’ experience. Come experience the pristine water with over 850 fish species, the best fresh water diving spot in the world. There are lots more activities like kayak hire and sailing trips, see our Activities page for a list.
Located in Chembe fishing village in Cape Maclear, Malawi, previously Steven’s guesthouse, this is the oldest lodge in Cape Maclear with visitors going back as far as the 1970’s. For instructions on how to get here, visit How to Get Here.
Wine and Dine
At Thumbi View Lodge, we have 2 restaurants and a bar. Eat on the beach deck and enjoy the view! The daytime restaurant caters for breakfast and lunch while the other serves dinner. We offer a set meal for dinner, written everyday on a board in the bar.
The contact number for the Ilala is +265 888 59 23 32 More information about the Ilala can be found here Timetable for the ferry:
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