Beach-front Accommodation in Cape Maclear

Welcome to Thumbi View Lodge, on the shores of Lake Malawi

It all started in 2013, when Thumbi View Lodge took over the oldest accommodation in Cape Maclear. The perfect getaway spot, our charming property features lake-view rooms, as well as caters to the budget backpacker. Best of all? The best breakfast in town is FREE. At Thumbi View Lodge, we’re proud to support the local community. Every guest gets the opportunity to experience true Malawian culture by signing up for locally-guided island tours, or buying curios from our on-site craftsmen. All profits from this go straight back into the community! 


Our Rooms

Welcoming friends, families, couples, backpackers and groups. We have a room for every budget!

Food & Drink

With breakfast included in the price of every room, you can also enjoy lunch and dinner at our restaurant and bar.

Fun & Activities

Relax by our pool with a cool drink or let us organise kayak, snorkel, or island tours and boat cruises.

Your Holiday in Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear is at the southern end of Lake Malawi, famed for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and popularity as a holiday destination. This golden strip of beach is considered part of the Lake Malawi National Park, and is surrounded by mountainous islands and coastline. We’d definitely recommended visiting the park while enjoying your Cape Maclear accommodation. Around four hours from Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, and from Blantyre, it’s a must visit for those looking for a Lake Malawi holiday. Speak to us about transfers, or find out how to reach us by visiting our travel information page.