Welcome to Thumbi View Lodge!

Thumbi view lodge in Cape Maclear 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…

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.

Our Activities

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.

Our Location

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.


Check out our new lodge in Lilongwe!

Are you on your way to your relaxing holiday at Cape Maclear but is your flight arriving late at Lilongwe? Or would you just like to explore Lilongwe before you come to Thumbi View? We have the perfect solution! Come and stay at our lodge in Lilongwe!

We will make it easy for you.
We will pick you up at the airport, make sure you will have a great stay at our lodge and arrange the transport to Cape Maclear for you.

Need help with planning your Malawi holiday? Contact us and we will offer you the perfect travel solution.