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Visit the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear, Malawi

Cape Maclear is a remote headland that juts out into crystal clear waters on the Southern Lakeshore. It has now been declared a World Heritage Site.

The Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear, Malawi

Cape Maclear is a remote headland that juts out into crystal clear waters on the Southern Lakeshore.

World Heritage Site

The cape, off-shore islands and surrounding lake waters were declared a national park in 1980, later to become a World Heritage Site. This remote area is reached by a rough, winding road which can become impassable in the rainy season.

Visitors to Cape Maclear can stay in Chembe – originally a small fishing village – or one of the tiny off-shore islands.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear by calling one of our Malawi specialists on 1 800 817 772

Suggested itineraries featuring the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

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    Places near the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

    Accommodation choices for the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Southern Lakeshore & Cape Maclear. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.