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The Best Hotels and Lodges in Dedza

The Best Accommodations in Dedza

Dedza is a neat and relaxed district, situated 85km southeast of Lilongwe, 230km north of Blantyre, and not much further from the border with Mozambique.

It is one of the highest and coolest places in Malawi, set at an altitude of 1,590m (5,200ft) in a beautiful landscape of forests and highlands, with the tree-covered Dedza Mountain rising up immediately behind the town.

The town holds considerable allure for walkers, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts, and it is especially noteworthy for its wealth of archaeological and cultural sites.

The Chongoni Rock Art Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Dedza Pottery is famous for its coffee shop which sells delicious cakes and ceramics; from mugs and dinner services to table lamps and tiles and it also provides accommodation.

The Kungoni Centre of Culture and Arts at Mua Mission has a museum that displays the cultural heritage of the tribes of central Malawi, a wood carving school and accommodation.

Dedza offers a wide range of accommodation options, from decent lodges with great security and service, to clean, affordable guesthouses.

Here is a selection of lodges in Dedza by budget.

Popular Accommodations for USD30-100

1. Dedza Pottery Lodge

Name Dedza Pottery Lodge
Location The turn off to the Dedza Pottery Lodge is clearly signposted on the M1 road
Phone +265 (0) 888 853 425 / +265 (0) 991 162 664
Email dedzapottery@gmail.com

Located in the Dedza Pottery’s beautiful grounds, the lodge has 6 spacious rooms which are located conveniently near to the restaurant.

The lodge has mains electricity and a back-up generator.

There is a also a campsite on the lodge grounds and an ablution block with hot showers.

Accommodation rates include breakfast.

Visa is accepted.

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2. Namalikhate Lodge and Restaurant

Name Namalikhate Lodge and Restaurant
Location Mua Mission and Kungoni Centre, Mtakataka, Dedza
Phone +265 (0) 998 310 248
Email kungoni@gmail.com

Namalikhate Lodge is a facility within the Mua Mission and Kungoni Centre, opened in 2004 to provide accommodation, dining and conference facilities.

Overlooking the Nadzipokwe River, it is set in a tranquil setting surrounded by an attractive, flower-filled garden.

Uniquely decorated with a cultural and artistic theme, the beautifully furnished rooms can accommodate a total of 20 guests in 10 en-suite rooms with two single beds, a desk and a chair.

The rooms are equipped with hot showers and toilets.

Those with tents can also camp in the botanical gardens.

The restaurant, decorated with wood carvings and Gule Wamkulu masks, serves simple but good meals such as beef stew, chicken curry and beef stake.

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3. Panjira Lodge

Name Panjira Lodge
Location Next to Dedza Police Station
Phone +265 (0) 999 952 128

The accommodation block has a mixture of single and twin rooms.

All rooms are en-suite with a toilet and hot shower, and it has onsite summer hat bar.

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4. Dedza Mountain View Lodge

Name Dedza Mountain View Lodge
Location M1 Road near Dedza Border
Phone +265 (0) 996 203 535

The lodge has 30 comfortable rooms within en-suite toilet and hot shower, conference rooms and onsite restaurant.

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5. Kwathu Boutique Hotel

Name Kwathu Boutique Hotel
Location Near Dedza Water Board or ETG
Phone +265 (0) 990 356 151

The hotel has well-appointed spacious rooms with hot shower, Free Wi-Fi, multi-cuisine all day restaurant, bar and a beautiful garden to help you relax.

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