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The Makokola Retreat is said to be one of the best resorts on Lake Malawi for pure rest and relaxation and the multitude of activities on offer. Recently under new management, the lodge offers the perfect combination of sublime relaxation and an opportunity to experience the wonders of Lake Malawi.

An ideal getaway resort for individuals, families and groups, guests can choose to either sit back and relax on the huge sandy beach or be more active and take part in the various water- and land-based activities on offer. Beautiful gardens, swimming pool and beach front accommodation make this an ideal lakeside resort for families and couples.

For that ultimate treat why not visit the resort spa for pampering treatments in the relaxing garden environment!

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The Makokola Retreat

The Makokola Retreat offers a range of water activities, beach sports and cultural tours, shows and theme nights, which can be arranged on request. The resort can also arrange special dinners on the beach and is an ideal wedding ceremony location!


  • Baby Cot/Crib Available
  • Back-up Power Generator
  • Bar(s)
  • Business Centre
  • Car Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Fax
  • First Aid Kit
  • Internet available onsite
  • Laundry Service available
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Safe at reception
  • Souvenir/Gift Shop(s)
  • Spa facilities - indoor
  • Spa facilities - outdoor
  • Swimming Pool - Children's
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk
  • Wheelchair access


  • Boat non-motorized (complimentary)
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Cultural Visits/Tours
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (9, 18 holes or other)
  • Jet ski/Boat motorized (chargeable)
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Kayaks
  • Massage
  • Mini-Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Tennis

Languages Spoken

  • English