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  gecko lounge


Gecko Lounge offers a warm friendly atmosphere so you can relax and enjoy the stunning views. Located on the shores of Lake Malawi, in a Marine National Park, Cape Maclear is also a World Heritage Site.

With lakeside accommodation, fun-filled parties, fantastic food and a variety of activities.

Available is 2 beachfront, en-suite, self-catering chalets with private verandahs and a stunning view.  Each room comes equipped with basic kitchen facilities, including a small fridge), hot water, mosquito nets, fans, towels, a double bed and bunk beds.  The chalets sleep up to 4 people and are ideal for couples, families or small groups.


The en-suite rooms come equipped with mosquito nets, fans, towels, safe box, a double bed and bunk beds.  Two en-suite rooms can sleep up to 4 people.


Also available for couples, families and groups that are looking for a more cost effective alternative to the other accommodation.  The room is split into 3 sections with reed walls and Malawian fabric curtains.  Similar to a dorm, but offering more privacy with en-suite facilities.  fans and lock boxes available. Sleeps up to 8.


At Gecko they like to add that extra something special to ensure your visit with them is memorable.  They endeavour to keep the menu fresh and creative, offering a variety of cuisine to suit all of our their guests tastes.

Boat Trips
You can visit Thumbe Island, feed Fish Eagles, snorkel at Otter Point, simply laze on other beaches, enjoy fish barbeques and much much more. They use the local people who are part of the ‘Cape Maclear Boat Tour Committee’, they are on a rotation which ensures that they all get regular business. For more information or details on what they offer, visit the hut on the beach between Tuckaways and Gecko Lounge. 

You can hire single and double kayaks in the village at Tuckaways, located 50m down the beach.


Hiking trips are also available through the Tour Guide Association.  A number of hiking paths are available and recommend hiring Stedian as your guide, he is a trained nature guide.  Depending on your timetable, fitness and energy - hikes can be from 2-6 hours and are guaranteed to offer stunning views of the village, islands and lake.

PADI diving available through Frogman Divers (Kayak Africa) who offer open water to divemaster level. 

Catamaran hires are available in the village.  Please inquire.

Chembe Village Community Project Centre, located 50m down the beach from Gecko offers cultural activities during your stay with us...





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