How to reach Thumbi View Lodge in Cape Maclear

There are various ways to reach your accommodation in Cape Maclear, so whether you are organising a private transfer, driving yourself, taking public transport, or even cycling through Malawi, we can help! We’re on hand to assist with everything, so please do contact us for specific route information and/or transfers..

In the meantime, keep reading for useful information on general transport to our lodges.

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Directions to Cape Maclear

By Car

By private car Cape Maclear is 5 hours from Lilongwe and Blantyre. Or if you are coming from Monkey Bay, its just a 30 minute drive.

From either Lilongwe or Blantyre side:

  • Take the Road to Monkey Bay, there are signs along the way.
  • 5 Km before Monkey Bay take the turnoff to the left at a sign to Cape Maclear.
  • Follow the road until it ends at the National Park gates and turn right onto the unpaved road.
  • After 1km you will find a white building on the left hand side, this is Thumbi View Lodge.

And here are our GPS coordinates, short and easy:

GPS S14° 01′ 48″ E34° 49′ 58″

Organized Transfers

To make things easy for you we offer private transfers from the airport to our lodges in Cape Maclear and Mabuya Camp in Lilongwe. Also inbetween our partner lodges you can enjoy our transfer services.

Please contact us if we can organize a transfer for you.

Mini Bus Only

From Monkey Bay you will find:

  • Small motorcycles (Around 5000Mkw (3$)
  • Minibus taxis (Around 5000Mkw (3$)
  • Private rented vehicle (Around 30000Mkw (18$)

Rent a Vehicle

Contact us if you’d like us to help organise you a rental vehicle for your holiday in Malawi.

Looking to explore more of Malawi?

We can help plan and organise you the adventure of a lifetime in Malawi. Destinations we can arrange include:

  • Zomba Plateau – Hiking
  • Mulanji Mountain – Hiking
  • Liwonde – Wildlife Experience
  • Zâmbia – South Luanga