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Zomba Forest Lodge

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Hout Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The welcoming is nice and the place is nice and peaceful when it is not in the fog. However the bedrooms are very simple and the bathrooms (small) as well. It's clean but it needs to be rehabilitated and improved. The host are trying their best with the money they have and with what they can get in Malawi. The...

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Zomba Forest L, Owner at Zomba Forest Lodge, responded to this review

In the light of this review (which both surprised and upset us), Tom and I would like to thank all the guests who have given us WONDERFUL feedback. We would also like to apologise to each of them for not thanking them individually - our Internet is generally too poor to do this :( To Patrice and Catherine, we are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second stay here, halfway up the mountain! I brought my wife this time as she was bored of me going on about it! Firstly, don't expect the Hilton! This is a simple, homely guest house, run excellently. Of course there is no electricity as they are up a mountain, but a well-managed solar bank of about 50 lights works...

Thank RussellSmith2014
Stavanger Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Zomba Forrest Lodge has 4 rooms and owners who take pride in making the guest feel at home. Home made cooking the way it should be and the drinks you made need including Norwegian Aquavit. The rooms are basic but comfortable. No electricity in any form, but solar powered lamps. There are tracks for short hikes on the property and...

Thank Jon B
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Zomba Forest Lodge is situated high above the town of the same name in Southern Malawi. It is a little way outside town on a beautiful winding mountain road. The lodge itself is basically a beautiful house situated in stunning gardens, surrounded by forests and natural bush. There is no electricity, but this was not missed for one second as...

1Thank Niel M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

food and hosts very nice, friendly but unobtrusive also very relaxed, food great, was a real chilling experience would love to be able to go more often the hosts are very attentive but as i said unobtrusive walk to zomb platter possible, i did not venture far i just chilled they try to match their guests and if they do...

Thank williamtravers
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The lodge is situated a couple of Km's off the good tar road leading from Zomba Town to the plateau. You leave the road and follow a dirt track along the mountain side, through a wooded area to the isolated house. We were greeted by Tom, the owner and his two dogs Saxon and Loki. Tom runs the lodge with...

Thank LS13
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Myself and my wife lived in Malawi for a year and visited many of the restaurants and lodges in Malawi. ZFL was definitely our favourite with the best food and a fantastic location. The lodge is beautifully set on Zomba Plateau, and has a lovely home-away-from-home feel. The owners Tom and Petal warmly welcomed us with a G&T before we...

Thank DrPipB
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Unless you are an internet addict in search of adrenalin, this place is paradise. What a beautiful sanctuary in the heart of Zomba. The owners, Petal and Tom, are kind, friendly and charming; they pay meticulous attention to detail, making guests feel totally relaxed and at home. The decor is impressive, consisting of many of their own pieces of art...

Thank Petrina M
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

At the end of a long, windy road, past villages of tree loggers we eventually arrived at this small, beautiful, remote and quiet haven, with its extensive gardens, plants and paths and spectacular views, The food was absolutely delicious and the evenings were spent in front of the open fire, chatting and playing games. Our family party of 6 rented...

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

An electricity-free adorable little lodge, home for the owners-managers themselves, set on the ridge of Zomba Plateau amidst beautiful gardens and surrounded by charming paths inside the forest. The food is unique and outstandingly tasty, the owners are helpful but not pushy, and the one word that comes to mind is heaven. There's no doubt we'll come back.

Thank Ohad A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zomba Forest Lodge - A haven of peace and quiet, nestled half-way Zomba Mountain within 60 acres of mixed woodland, a real treat for those seeking to escape the daily hustle and bustle. The lodge has no electricity so it is wonderfully atmospheric with candles and paraffin lamps and in the winter, a roaring fire. The rates include your room with en-suite bathroom, full breakfast and a beautiful 3 course dinner. Please contact us for more information ... more   less 

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Address: Zomba Mountain, Zomba, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Number of rooms: 4
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“All of the rooms are comfortable, well furnished and beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles NielM_11, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“it is a small quiet place where guests eat together, it is all solar lighting etc, and good food but lovely views and garden,”
 of 5 bubbles williamtravers, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Only 4 rooms, all very good”
 of 5 bubbles E7275YEelizabethm, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Front facing room to garden is glorious.”
 of 5 bubbles janedarkin62, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good because the place is generally a quiet place”
 of 5 bubbles fmzandu, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
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