Thumbi View Lodge's Restaurant and Bar in Cape Maclear

We are proud to be a Cape Maclear accommodation with our very own in-house restaurant and bar, serving a fantastic variety of international and local cuisines and drinks for our guests. Using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, we’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner – in fact, breakfast is already included in the price of your room. The only thing you need to do is sit back, relax, peruse our menu and make your order!

Please note: Dinner is served off a set-menu and needs to be booked before 1pm on the day(s) you’d like to join us. 


We love our breakfasts so much that we include it in the price of every room, meaning you get access to the best brekkie in town for FREE! Guests can choose from a variety of different dishes, including a full English, eggs on toast, french toast, or even gluten-free pancakes (just to name a few!). We also have fantastic filtered coffee and cappuccino available so we suggest enjoying your morning brew on our sun deck, looking out over the beach and the clear waters of Lake Malawi.


Guests can order lunch anytime between 11am and 2pm, off a selected menu that changes as we create new and exciting recipes! You can always expect to see the old favourites though, including our tasty beef burger and chips, fresh pasta, and seasonal salads. Whether enjoyed on the restaurant terrace, or on the cool, shaded deck by the pool, lunch is always a busy time for us!


Treat yourself to an evening meal that will delight the taste buds and have you coming back for more, but make sure you book your seat by 1pm since we love slow-cooked meals and often serve food that took hours of bubbling away. Dinner is off a set menu, always cooked with the finest ingredients, including fresh fish from the lake. According to a recent survey we make the best fish in the village, so try our Kampango fillet to find out!

Ask us about our Indian or Braai (BBQ) – we love to host bigger events and showcase our delicious food! 

Our Bar

Our fully-stocked bar serves a mixture of local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails for you to enjoy during your holiday in Cape Maclear. A trip to Malawi isn’t complete without trying one of the local brews, Castel, and for those with a sweeter tooth, try our signature infused gin and tonics!

Thumbi View Lodge in Cape Maclear

At Thumbi View Lodge in Cape Maclear, we’re not just about the view! We’re really proud to offer a range of different accommodation options that suit everyone – from families and couples, to backpackers and groups.


Included in the price of every room: 

  • The best breakfast in town
  • Access to our swimming pool, bar and restaurant