Mgoza Lodge is located within Cape Maclear and offers rustic, basic accommodation for those visiting the area. You are only a few steps away from the sandy beach and lake and there is a number of activities on offer to those wishing to keep busy in this vibrant area. OR if you want to lay by the pool then sit back and relax with a G&T in hand and watch the daily activities going on around you in this peaceful and picturesque spot.

Why we love Mgoza!

Mgoza is a peaceful spot in the busy Cape Maclear. With a beautiful pool and well tended lawns you can overlook the gorgeous lake with a cold drink in hand. The food here is excellent and it has a great vibe.

Chloe visited for breakfast April 2019

Fast Facts


Lake Malawi


Chalets and A-Frames

Avg. room price


Great for

Rustic Stays

Children welcome



All Year

Ideal length of stay

2 Nights


not sure


no but have signal

Lodge Key Features


The food at Mgoza has long since been celebrated and is top quality. From indulgent chocolate lava cakes to fresh fruit smoothies it is well worth a visit for a meal alone! Mgoza uses fresh ingredients grown locally and has a great bar as an accompaniment. The seating is based out on the beach next to the lake so you can enjoy alfresco meals but they do have table inside should you wish.


One of the few budget friendly lodges with a pool, it is the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day. Whilst the lake is beautiful and in areas crystal clear in Cape Maclear the beachfront can get busy so the addition of a private pool for the lodge is welcomed. You can also order a few cool drinks from your sun lounger by the pool which is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Rustic charm

The lodge has a beautiful rustic charm from the wooden A-frames to the small elevated lounge where they often play sporting matches. The restaurant is always lively with the local expat crowd usually in for their chocolate fix and the small bar and pool provide a great area to have sundowners. The owner Alan is involved with many community projects and is often onsite so it is worth chatting to the staff about what projects you can visit or help out with during your stay.

Client Reviews

  • Amazing place to see the sunset on malawi lake

    Amazing place to enjoy sunset on Malawi lake. in general an excellent lodge. Friendly atmosphere good Bar/restaurant free WIFI.
    We stayed with two girls in the family suite which was convenient.
    Went on a village and boat tour with Haza the guide and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Good place in good location.

  • Lovely spot to stay

    We enjoyed our stay at Mgoza. The vibe is great. The staff very friendly and the rooms are very comfortable. There is a bit of noise from the road, but this is likely the case for most of the accommodation in Cape Maclear.

    Aunnie P
    Lovely spot to stay
  • Beautiful place, chill, no nonsense, relaxed

    We had a great stay at Mgoza Lodge in the Cottage. Beautiful spot, very friendly personnel and owner. Very affordable price, nice food. They take care about the community and the environment (sponsor and driving force in the recycle shop). Don’t know how they survive with these low prices and the high service level. With no doubt the best lodge money can buy at Cape Maclear.


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(MONDAY - FRIDAY 08:00 - 17:00)

Malawian Style
B18 Golden Peacock center, Lilongwe, Malawi
Call Malawi office: +265 177 1789
Call US office: +502 871 50 31
Skype: Malawian.Style

Team Contact

Tapiwa, Sales & Reservations Manager: +265 992 393 376
Chifundo, Senior Reservations Consultant: +265 998 393 673
Ronald, Finance Manager: +265 991 667 078
Eddie, Operations: +265 999 772 788