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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had a fantastic stay after a week safari in Zambia. Exceptional views from the deck, room was gigantic and also had a great view. The private beach was great and we practically had the beach to ourselves. August was a great month to visit weather wise, lovely and warm but not unbearable. Catering was also delicious. A great option...

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Crawley Down
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Spent 5 nights at Pumulani after a hectic safari in Zambia. It was a perfect way to unwind at the end of our trip. Facilities are stylish and very comfortable. The Staff couldn't have been more attentive. Meals well balanced and tasty, with a good choice of fine S African wine. Memorable snorkelling in the Lake- visibility was so clear...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We loved coming back to this little gem in Malawi. Fantastic view from the villa, the terrace and the infinity pool over the lake. Very pretty and unique facilities though some maintenance at the wooden railing would be nice. The food was tasty and all freshly prepared but not as good as we remembered from our stay a few years...

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Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

After two weeks working in village schools this was just the luxury needed to wind down. The villa was immense - think one bedroom flat, and had stunning views of the bay. The panoramic bathroom view took some getting used to but wow - what a loo with a view! The S.African chef produced amazing cuisine throughout from the braai...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The lodge is a three and a half hour drive or so from Lilongwe airport. My villa (number 1) was massive. A sink, fridge with water, beer and soft drinks, kettle, tea and coffee in the entrance area, large sitting room with sofa, chairs, a lake view verandah, large bathroom, double headed shower, lion footed bath with lake views, bedroom...

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Thank LDB65
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Beautiful location, great food, friendly and helpful staff, lovely breakfast dhow, though be careful with room choice as not all have lake view and the quality/size of rooms varies significantly. Would recommend going before rainy season kicks in.

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Thank you to Konrad, Ivy, Guy and the Pumulani team for making our holiday so special. Everything was perfect from arrival to Tdeparture. It's an amazing place with unique chalets, a great beach and an outstanding service. Also special thanks to Nikolas for teaching us Bao and to Loyce for the great art work and dedication to the childrens' orphanage....

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South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Our honeymoon was kicked off with a 4 night stay at Pumulani lodge. This was an amazing introduction to Malawi and we managed to relax and enjoy the magnificent views from the lodge We went snorkelling and did a dhow sundowner trip. It was truly beautiful and we really will cherish this experience forever It was very hot at this...

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Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Heaven on earth, and exceptional service. Had the best swim of our lives at Otters point on the snorkeling trip. Staff very helpful and professional. Food was fantastic. Accomodation is spectacular. This is a place you can really unwind. In my view arguably the best place to stay in Lake Malawi National Park. Recommend staying at least 3 nights to...

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Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Pumalani as resort is magnficent it has picturesque views and a relaxing atmosphere. However the management of the resort leaves alot to be desired the individuals we met with were very rude to us and showed very little flexibility in meeting our needs (i.e. dietary requirements). The food was terrible with extremely small portions, lacked freshness. I found the rooms...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“The brightest star on the Lake.” Pumulani is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula in the south end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars.” The peninsula is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park (a World Heritage Site). The lodge is built on a steep hillside which provides the most spectacular views from our villas, dining and main lodge area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pumulani

Address: Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi National Park 10101, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pumulani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
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“All gorgeous but there are quite a lot of steps to some. If a problem, ask for a room on the level of reception e.g. 7 and 9.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw681, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The family room is down on the beach which is handy for going to the beach but quite far (and many many steps) from the pool and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles LOFTDH, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every room is unique with fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles mstratton222, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Villa number 6 for the best view, Villa number 8 for been on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 769grantl, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose between villas near the beach versus those with great views higher up”
 of 5 bubbles rogerbR9888HK, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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