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    Norman Carr Cottage

    Southern Lake Shore, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    • Excellent85%
    • Very good13%
    • Average2%
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    1 - 5 of 112 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Just the best place on earth to relax, awesome hospitality and food to die for. Service is on tap and there isn't anything that is too much trouble. Highly recommended for personal service, wonderful sunset cruises and flowing wine! Cherry South Africa

    Thank cherrybomb1232017
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Such a beautiful place - lovely beach and lake view but no hassle and complete relaxation. All staff amazing and really flexible with our children (5 & 8). Sunset and snorkelling cruises were great. Food plentiful and very tasty. Large and very clean rooms with...More

    Thank Morgi_1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed here from 27th july until 1st august with a group of 8 persons. We were all very happy to be in this beautiful and relaxing lodge with it's wonderful view on the lake from the dining area and enjoyed the marvelous sunsets. The...More

    Thank MarcDeRaeve
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Nice location, although the beach is muddy rather than sandy; making it better suited for mosquitos than for swimming. The staff are great and the owner Taffy enjoys entertaining guests with colourful stories about his life in Malawi. The food was excellent- vegetarians are well...More

    1  Thank BryanDubai
    Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

    A wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful lodge on the southern lakeshore. The view is spectacular, Taffy is an amazing host, the food was very very good, and all in all a wonderful little getaway. Sunset cruise and the morning snorkeling/eagle watching boat cruise are absolute musts....More

    Thank Katie C
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • 5
    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
    • Also Known As
    • Norman Carr Cottage Hotel Cape Maclear
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    8 October 2016|
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    Response from Jamesholden | Reviewed this property |
    There is no half board. Room, all meals [and coffee] as well as two trips or cruises on the lake are included daily. The owner, Taffy, will discuss prices with you, just email and talk to him, he is an amiable guy. I hope... More
    11 January 2016|
    Response from Taffy H |
    Hi, that will be 3 and a half hours drive.
    Luke Y
    8 August 2014|
    Response from reluctanttraveller47 | Reviewed this property |
    No real answer to that as there is such a huge range of different accommodation types. If you are thinking of the excellent Norman Carr remember standard prices include full board; also that it is several miles from Cape... More
    Room Tips
    "The rooms facing the beach are nice. Our was facing the kitchen and felt a little like staying in the staff..."
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    "All rooms quiet and comfortable, we had a lake facing room."
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    "The lake view rooms are well appointed and spacious"
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    "Ask for a chalet on the beach"
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