The Funky Cichlid, situated in beautiful Cape Maclear, is a comfortable, affordable and fun place to stay. Offering dorm, single, twin and double rooms.
The check-in time is from 14:00 hours and check-out between 10:00 - 12:00 hours. And sure you can check-in or check-out later, just please let us know in advance.
We do accept credit cards to save you from the wandering around to find the ATM. Also since we are the wifi hotspot, you can instantly share your lifetime experience with others or you can just let your mum know that you are safe and in great hands. We love pets but sometimes when the busy buzzling weekend is coming we might be forced to not allow them to stay with us due to their safety. Otherwise they stay for free.
And the last but not least note, accommodation during Easter, Christmas and New Years, minimum 3 nights of stay.
Come and swim with The Funky Cichlid! We would love to hear from you, get in touch for value for money accommodation in Cape Maclear, details on our activities (which include tubing and other-water sports) or just swing by for a drink at our beach-side bar.
Start your day with a morning hike to the lake viewpoint, follow it with an afternoon wakeboarding session and finish it either with refreshing drink and mouth-watering dinner while watching one of many breath-taking sunsets from the comfort of our sundeck’s sofas, or go for a sunset cruise to share the end of the day with eagles who overview the Thumbi island.
Or you can just relax all day long on our sundeck and let our staff to spoil you with the tasteful food and cocktails. These are only few examples of how your day could looks like in Funky. And to make you even a bit more eager about visiting our place, here are few 'photo' bites captured over our Funkytastic time :-)
There is always something ongoing in Funky!
We are working on updating our Events so stay tuned and please bear with us ;-)
And if you are around Cape Mac, make sure you will pop in for a drink! Because Funky is the place to be right now!
Growing up in Malawi, Allen and Mike spent their childhoods at the lake. Friends would visit and would always be amazed at the beauty and fun to be found. These visits sparked a dream in them, to one day run a backpackers lodge on the shore and share their home with many more.
Years later, and a few Greens along the way, the Funky Cichlid was born with an ethos of joy and a love for their home, Malawi.
The Funky Cichlid is now the perfect place for adventurers to unwind and have a whole lot of fun! Come and join us...
The official Cape Maclear activity hub!
The Funky Cichlid is proud to host a huge range of activities to keep you entertained and smiling during your stay at our lodge. Our gallery shows the snippets of fun to be had... It's your turn next! Don't forget after a day of water-sports, relaxation and drinks at the bar!
Make the most of Africa by venturing into the deepest wilderness to see some of the most majestic animals and varied wildlife this planet has to offer. We have teamed up with South Luangwa Safaris to offer you some amazing deals on incredible safari trips.
The Funky Cichlid is named after the awesome little multi-coloured fish found in Lake Malawi called Cichlids.