With a sandy beach on the lakeshore of Lake Malawi close to Cape Maclear, Pumulani Lodge climbs up the hillside overlooking the lake, its rooms blending into the surrounding vegetation. The stunning views from the lodge’s main building and swimming pool make the climb worthwhile (for the less energetic, there is a buggy to take guest between the lodge and the beach).
Accommodation & Facilities
Pumulani Lodge has ten spacious villas, including a family villa, each with a large lounge and separate bedroom (the family villa has two bedrooms), and en-suite facilities. All rooms have decks with umbrellas and most have views across Lake Malawi. Breakfast and evening meals are taken in the spacious dining room which has stunning views down to the lake below, whilst lunch can be taken either at the main dining area or in the shady grounds of the beach restaurant. There are bars both on the beach and at the main area. There are two swimming pools, one by the main building and another right by the beach.
While swimming in the lake from the lakeshore is not recommended, there are many watersports available at Pumulani including waterskiing and wakeboarding, trips out on the lodge’s wooden dhow, snorkelling and kayaking. Diving can be arranged locally. Guided bird walks and local village visits can also be arranged during your stay.