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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful experience on Lake Malawi! Booked a three night stay for two plus our 18 month old little boy in an executive suite. The room was cozy, but the five star rating is due to the Norman Carr hosts, Taffy and Leona. Every meal was tasty and the staff were always ready to provide drink service ranging from tea to...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed for a week at Norman Carr and didn't want to leave. Staff and hosts were fantastic and looked after us and made us feel very welcome. The lodge overlooks the stunning lake, and the sunset cruises on Alfie the boat were truly special. Snorkelling and walking are also on offer and the staff could not do enough to...

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Llanasa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed for 8 nights at this lovely lodge after our safari in Zambia Leonie and Taffy were wonderful hosts helping in no small part to make this a truly memorable stay The property is set on the beach looking out over the lake. We enjoyed the morning boat trips to feed the magnificent fish eagles and to snorkel in...

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a wonderful surprise to come across this great lodge in this fantastic location. Taffy and Leonie were THE perfect hosts, went out of their way to make sure every one of their guests got a tailor-made stay. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. The chalet was clean, comfortable, the outdoor shower beautifully done, the food absolutely excellent...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Such a nice lodge on the lake. Very friendly staff, filling food, a gracious and chatty host and a warm atmosphere. Been here a number of times with the family and always feel welcome. Sundowners on the boat are not to be missed!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have just returned from 4 nights in Malawi staying with Taffy at Norman Carr Cottages as well as one night at Taffy's Chikulu Lodge which was also amazing. From the service to the rooms to the food it was amazing. I couldnt recommend this place more. The rooms are large with king sized comfortable beds surrounded by mosquito nets,...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is the sort of place you never want to leave. The routine is: 1. Have a full English breakfast on the veranda overlooking the lake. 2. Go out on the old motor launch mid-morning for snorkelling (lots of brightly coloured fish to see) and viewing fish eagles (if they are around). 3. Have fabulous lunch on the veranda. 4....

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We have just returned from Malawi after staying at Norman Carr Cottages for 3 days. It honestly was faultless. From the moment we arrived and were met by the amazingly friendly and relaxed staff. They could not do enough for us and went out of their way to make our holiday the lovely experience that it was. The food was...

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Mazabuka
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Norman Carr Cottage is a truly lovely place to spend some time on the Lake. The Chalets are tastefully decorated with much local charm but also very functional and comfortable. Ours was right on the lake--we could just step out onto the beach. Amenities are everything you need and the snorkeling/fish eagle watching tours in the AM and sundowner sunset...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed at Norman Carr for 11 days and will recommend them for the most enjoyable, welcoming and comfortable holiday destination. Taffy and his staff were the best hosts and created a real family and homely atmostphere. The food were tasty, the staff very friendly and assisting. Thank you for the wonderful time we spend there.

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Norman Carr Cottage is situated on the southern lake shore of Lake Malawi, in the beautiful sheltered bay of Namakoma just 15km from Monkey Bay. A gentle and restful place where we promise you a memorable Malawian experience. You will be left with fond memories of this charming African country where time stands still, the pace is gentle and the scenery is stunning. Malawi has much to offer, sun drenched beaches, turquoise waters, abundant brightly coloured cichlid fishes, great for snorkeling and diving. Discover the magic of the open air aquariums which the southern lake shore is renowned for. We offer daily trips to various dive sites and remote islands for snorkeling and to experience the joy in the flight of the fish eagles ... more   less 

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Address: Southern Lake Shore, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Hotel Class:3 star — Norman Carr Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Norman Carr Cottage Hotel Cape Maclear
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“All rooms quiet and comfortable, we had a lake facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles SophieD415, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The lake view rooms are well appointed and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 834ruthh, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a chalet on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles GretchenB593, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take any, the lake of stars is viewed from the all.”
 of 5 bubbles Jamesholden, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Lake front. Everything in walking distance. Single floor accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles cathypeacock2016, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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