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Mgoza Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers

Overview of Mgoza Lodge

Mgoza Lodge

2.5 star property
Cape Maclear beach lodge with outdoor pool, restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

20 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
Main Road, Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear, Mangochi

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Boma And Hiccups Pub - 2 min walk
  • Banapaya - 5 min walk
  • Froggies - 9 min walk
  • Thoma´s Restaurant - 11 min walk

About this property

Mgoza Lodge

Mgoza Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 120 per vehicle one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Mgoza Lodge, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and WiFi.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Mgoza Lodge – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 for adults and USD 3 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mgoza Lodge Lodge
Mgoza Lodge Hostel
Mgoza Lodge Cape Maclear
Mgoza Lodge Lodge Cape Maclear

Frequently asked questions

Does Mgoza Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mgoza Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mgoza Lodge?
As of 30 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mgoza Lodge on 3 February 2023 start from €37, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mgoza Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mgoza Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Mgoza Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Mgoza Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Mgoza Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mgoza Lodge?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Mgoza Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mgoza Lodge?
Yes, Mgoza Lodge offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Banapaya (5-min walk), Froggies (9-min walk) and Thoma´s Restaurant (11-min walk).
What's the area around Mgoza Lodge like?
Mgoza Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Lake Malawi.



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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very much like the picture. In our case we were upgraded without asking. Simple accomodation but great food and staff.don't judge from the street view
Vincent, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Mgoza has the most beautiful setting with the trees and outdoor relaxation area next to the lake. Sadly my pillows had an odd smell like cat pee but the staff were amazing to change them right away. The staff helped me to organise day/boat trips which was helpful. I tried but did not get the chance to enjoy a hot shower during my stay as only cold water was available. Jeremiah at the front desk is kind and patient. Thank you for answering my questions. The main road is right behind the rooms so the loud music and people walking past is extremely loud. I can see why other reviews mention it. The food was was available and had a menu in which you could choose from.
Casie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place is set in a great location. They gave me an upgrade which was very much appreciated. They also helped me coordinate tours. Food was delicious! Only downside was that it was a bit noisy.
Ursula, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ian, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Rachel, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good time by the lake
Pleasant stay at Lake Malawi. Outside area perfect to relax in hot conditions.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice cottage by the lake
Allan was great host. He gave us a better room free of charge. Sometimes problems with electricity, water and wifi, but it is normal in that area.
6-night trip
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6/10 Good

4-night trip
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