Creating a Sustainable Destination
in the Warm Heart of Africa
Creating a Sustainable Destination in the
Warm Heart of Africa
Kayak on Lake Malawi
Things To Do
The missionary graves, Otters Point, Mwala Wa Mphini and the islands Thumbi, Domwe and Mumbo are the top attractions in Cape Maclear. All these are in the Lake Malawi National Park so will charge you US$10 per person per day.
The main attraction of Cape Maclear is its pristine beach and the different adventure sports. The lake also offers opportunities for diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking for the adventurous tourists. There are also the following options:
Food and drinks
All the lodges in Cape Maclear offer food and drinks. There are also a few local bar and restaurants: Banapaya, Thomas’s Grocery, Makata. Other local bars: Uncle Charlos, Chiwaya bar (beach boy bar), Manda (lewis bar), Njoka bar and Singini bar.
There are also street vendors who sell french fries along the main road. They fry it in front of you, which make it a great snack. Remember to tell them to fry “brown” otherwise it tends to become soggy. It is also possible to buy fish on the beach and ask your home family to cook it for dinner.
All over the village there are retailors. You can buy different types of fabrics which you can then have your own clothes made from.
Every Saturday there is a market near the primary school where they sell second hand clothes. Near Uncle Charlos there is a market where they sell fruit, vegetables, clothes and more.
There are around 50 different souvenir shops all around the village.
There are some other shops where you can buy basics like bread, water, toiletries, candy, crisps and cigarettes.