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  • Cape Maclear
  • Malawi
  • Country Malawi.
  • Population Cape Maclear is a fishing village of about 10,000 people.
  • Languages English is the official language.
  • Currency Kwacha.
  • Region Southern Region.
  • Geographic Coordination

    14°01S 34°51E

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Cape Maclear Overview

Cape Maclear is a town situated in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. This amazing and beautiful town is located on the Nankumba Peninsula, southern shore of Lake Malawi. Cape Maclear also known by the name of Chembe, is a small fishing village. It is a leading tourist destination and the busiest resort. There are several bars, restaurants, lodges and guesthouses in the town.

Climate and Geography

It has a moderate climate. The summers are generally hot and winters are very cold.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : April to October.


Cape Maclear is very small. The whole village can be covered on foot. A short stroll will get you wherever you need to go.

Getting Around : Getting here to this village is not a difficult task once you reach Lilongwe, as there are several buses running from the main cities to till the village. The buses charge only few bucks and are quite comfortable.

Shopping and Entertainment

Shopping here can be done only at few places like :

    Curio vendors : - sell their wares along the road which are beautiful and cheap. Especially things like hand-carved backgammon and mancala boards.

    Beach boys : - sell anything from canoe to handmade reed cars, chocolate cakes, handmade jewelry etc.

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