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Cambridge UK
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 nights here at the end of a safari tour in Zambia, flying to Malawi in a very tiny bush plane. The trip from Lilongwe airport to the lake was pretty long (about 3.5 hours) but gave an opportunity to see quite a bit of the country. Danforth Yachting itself is a charming small lodge right on the...

1Thank GMO1
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had originally planned for a two night stay but arrived 24h late due to a missed flight Connection. Relly a pit since this Place is Beautiful and the perfect Place to start of you vacation and wind down into vaction mode. It is right on the beack. Very nice garden with a small poll and of course direct access...

Thank David H
Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect destination if you want to experience Lake Malawi for a short period! Stunning service, accommodation, activities and food! Michelle and Howard have a stunning spot!!! Worth every minute!

Thank jasonstander
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We only spent 4 days here, but the experience was so great! The location is superb and you have access to the lake from any of the rooms you are given. They have plenty of activities for you to choose from and the staff is so polite and ready to help you if you need assistance. The rooms are spacious,...

Thank Ovi C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We have just spent our second weekend at Danforth. It is a beautiful location on Lake Malawi. You could easily just sit with a book and look at the view all day. The hotel is small and intimate, and the hosts take a very hands on role in making guests feel welcome. The food is great, fresh and plentiful. Rooms...

1Thank Lesley S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We spent four nights in Danforth but wished we had stayed longer. A closed area with direct beach access and a beautiful view on Lake Malawi, Danforth breathes peacefulness. The rooms are spacious, clean and vey comfortable. The food is inventive, varied, of high standard and served with grace and simplicity by the whole team. There is a nice community...

Thank Guillaume900
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We spent 3 wonderful days at Danforth. As we arrived we were greeted by Michelle and Howard and from that moment felt we were part of the family. The rooms were charming, clean and welcoming. The location unbelievable, right on the shores of the lake, food excellent, good variety and we loved the afternoon teas and all the chats with...

Thank mickylehner
Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Danforth Yachting is by far the best place I have visited in Malawi! Stayed here for a night with sisters and we had an amazing time. The service and passion of the owners and staff is impeccable - we had a warm welcome and felt like part of a family the whole time we were there. The food deserves a...

Thank Lesandra2013
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 April 2016

What more can be said about this perfect place? Everything is taken care of even before you can start thinking about it, perfectly equipped for any watersports, perfectly organised from sunrise to well after Sunset (especially the Sunset cruise on the catamaran), the perfect "seaman's fare" poached egg, the succulent prime beef, the subtly scented variations on the thai coconut-curry...

Thank Olivier H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Danforth Yachting is a wee touch of paradise within one of the best countries in Africa. The hosts, the staff, and the ambiance was warm, welcoming and delightful. The food was as good as you'd find in a 5* venue anywhere in the world, and the Chef and his staff provided special dietary catering that was outstanding. You couldn't ask...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Danforth Yachting, situated on the beach at Cape Maclear bordering the Lake Malawi National Park, offers superb lakeside accommodation. Danforth is both a luxury lodge and a Malawi yacht charter company. The Lodge has eight spacious, en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated in cool, nautical colours and all opening onto a large patio. All rooms have spectacular lake views. Swimming pool, watersports, scuba diving and sailing. Double, twin and family en-suite, air conditioned rooms. Great hosting. Excellent meals. Full board. Bar with DSTV. The live-aboard catamaran yacht Mufasa, a 10 berth luxury yacht, is available for crewed yacht charters to the far corners of Lake Malawi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Danforth Yachting

Address: Cape Maclear Road | Stand CM10, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: ₹ 9,716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Danforth Yachting Malawi/Cape Maclear
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“All rooms have similar view towards the lake so no need to worry.”
N1824VQdavidh, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are probably much the same”
271lesleys, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“only 8 rooms to choose from all with the same views ( i believe there was a family room also)”
ejcbjj, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms open onto a lake view.”
klasn5, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All good from what I saw”
B6272HYjamesd, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
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