Creating a Sustainable Destination
in the Warm Heart of Africa
Creating a Sustainable Destination in the
Warm Heart of Africa
No, there are no ATM's in Cape Maclear. The nearest is in Monkey Bay, around 18km away, but this ATM doesn't always work. Mangochi would be the next closet one.
There are no supermarkets but there are some other shops where you can buy basics like bread, water, toiletries, candy, crisps and cigarettes. Seasonal fruit and vegetables can be bought in the village also
There is no free Wifi in Cape Maclear. However, you can purchase Hotspot from the lodges for a fee. Do expect this to drop when the power goes, which happens most days. You can also purchase Airtel sims here and buy various bundles.
You can get here by taxi or motorbike from Monkey Bay. Currently the road in between these towns is a dirt road with no public transport. It is advised not to travel at night.
Yes there is the Billy Riordan Clinic but there is no pharmacy. The clinic can sell you Bilharzia treatment and can help treat Malaria.Tourists are charged a fee that is reclaimable on your travel insurance.
It is advised not to drink the tap water as it will most likely come straight from the lake. Bottled water can we purchased everywhere in town.
Cape Maclear is extremely safe and you can walk around freely at night. However you should still be sensible.