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Mgoza Lodge

2.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Malawi National Park18 min drive
    AirportMonkey Bay (MYZ)36 min drive
    Popular LocationMonkey Bay Beach41 min drive
    Popular LocationNkhudzi Bay Beach45 min drive

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Comfort Cottage, Kitchen, Lake View

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Single Room, Lake View

  • 16 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Single Bed

Deluxe Double Room, Lake View

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Lake View

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Classic Bungalow, Ensuite, Lake View

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Cape Maclear

Mgoza Lodge is located in Cape Maclear. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Malawi National Park and Monkey Bay Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Malawi National Park - 18 min drive
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 41 min drive
  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMonkey Bay (MYZ) - 36 min drive


  • Mgoza Lodge — 1 min walk
  • Banapaya - 5 min walk
  • Froggies - 9 min walk
  • Thoma´s Restaurant - 11 min walk
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About this property

Mgoza Lodge

Beach lodge with restaurant and outdoor pool
Guests at this beach lodge will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 4 rooms offer room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and portable fans.
Mgoza Lodge offers 4 forms of accommodation with a safe and portable fans. Beds feature premium bedding. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 2.00 per day)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 5 for adults and USD 3 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Towels


  • Safe

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 5 for adults and USD 3 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 120 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Mgoza Lodge Hostel Cape Maclear
Mgoza Cape Maclear
Mgoza Lodge Lodge
Mgoza Lodge Hostel
Mgoza Lodge Cape Maclear
Mgoza Lodge Lodge Cape Maclear

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Mgoza Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Mgoza Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Mgoza Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Mgoza Lodge?
As of 28 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mgoza Lodge on 8 Feb 2021 start from NZ$57, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Mgoza Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Mgoza Lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Mgoza Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Mgoza Lodge?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Mgoza Lodge?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Does Mgoza Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 120 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Mgoza Lodge located?
Situated in Cape Maclear, this beach lodge is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from Lake Malawi National Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Monkey Bay Beach and Nkhudzi Bay Beach.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 22%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice cottage by the lake
Allan was great host. He gave us a better room free of charge. Sometimes problems with electricity, water and wifi, but it is normal in that area.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cape Maclear is a working fishing community on the shores of Lake Malawi that is gaining in tourist traffic. There are a number of small, family run lodges directly on that shore and Mgoza Lodge is one of the good ones as far as I can tell. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and clean, the food is good and the service is attentive and friendly. Electricity and wifi goes in and out, but you are in rural Africa. Alan, the owner, is quite present and does his best to make sure his guests are looked after. All in all, nothing over the top fancy but a friendly, happy place to spend a few days / nights. (Tip: look for Captain Flamingo on the beach to arrange a boat ride to one of the islands and an empty beach with clean, clear, cold water to swim in)
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Zeer mooie en ontspannen plek, goed onderhouden. Schoon zwembad met uitzicht op het meer. Fijne kamers met alles wat je nodig hebt (o.a. grote bedden, warme douche, ventilator etc). Kamer kon echter niet op slot. Wat betreft communicatie van medewerkers valt nog winst te behalen (o.a. onduidelijkheid over beschikbaarheid keuken, onvriendelijke bejegening bij uitchecken).
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mgoza lodge is right on the beach, and it has a very nice garden, restaurant and pool. At the same time it is right in the middle of a village; the village life going on around the lodge and on the beach in front of it.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Very relaxed place with a beautiful view on lake Malawi. Alan and his staff are great hosts that make you feel at home. They have been very helpful during my stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

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