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Pumulani has stunning views across Lake Malawi. Perched high on the rock face Pumulani (meaning 'rest well' in the local Chichewa language) has the perfect mix of lake activities and spacious luxury rooms with balconies to relax and soak up the view. With excellent service, delicious food and the beautiful Lake Malawi Pumulani is one of the best ways to enjoy the wonders of the southern lakeshore.

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Pumulani is situated on Lake Malawi's southern lakeshore close to Cape Maclear.


Location More Info

Hotel Address: Southern Lakeshore, Cape Maclear

Getting there

Pumulani can be reached by plane, flying from Lilongwe to Monkey Bay strip where the lodge can arrange transfer for you. The lodge can also be combined with a stay at Cape Maclear and a transfer by boat to Pumulani, please email for more information.

By road: Pumulani can easily be reached by road, the last 30 minutes is along a dirt track which during the rains may be difficult for a saloon car, please phone before departing to check condition of road. From Lilongwe, head along the M14 to Salima. Before entering Salima take the M5 south towards Balaka. Along the M5 take the second road to the left marked Monkey Bay. Do not take the first dirt track road. At the T junction, turn left towards Monkey Bay. After about 10 minutes you will see an Engen fuel station on your left. Turn left here and after 20-30 minutes turn left at signs to Pumulani. The journey from Lilongwe should take approximately 3 hours.