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Game Haven Lodge

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Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM, sun loungers
Cottage | Terrace/patio

Overview of Game Haven Lodge

Game Haven Lodge

3-star property
3-star lodge in Chigumula with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

8,2/10 Very good

16 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Chimwenya Estate, Bvumbwe, (on Thyolo Road), Chigumula

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Game Haven Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Chigumula, Game Haven Lodge features a golf course and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20 per person. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Ambrosia restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, free bike rentals, and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (710 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • 14 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2006
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • 9 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Ambrosia restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 3 per day (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 8 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs USD 5 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Game Haven Lodge Chigumula
Game Haven Lodge
Game Haven Chigumula
Game Haven Lodge Lodge
Game Haven Lodge Chigumula
Game Haven Lodge Lodge Chigumula

Frequently asked questions

Does Game Haven Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Game Haven Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Game Haven Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Game Haven Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Game Haven Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Game Haven Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Game Haven Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Game Haven Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Game Haven Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a picnic area. Game Haven Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Game Haven Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
Does Game Haven Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.



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6/10 Good

Loved the proximity to the wild animals
Paul, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice place , excellent staff and plenty of animals roaming around .after two dissapointing nights at kuti lodge i was worried what this place was going too be like i pleased to say it was far better in every way. Not much going on after about 8 o,clock but not too far from blantyre if you want a night out
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place was clean, great service. Friendly staff
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great place to relax and recharge. Nice clean rooms. The game walk, game drive, and mountain bike rides were a lot of fun. Food is good and atmosphere was just what we were looking for. It is quiet and peaceful.
Dad, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

4 star for the animals only !
Unfortunately the lodge is well below global 4 star standards. The "suites" are really a bedroom and bathroom and only contain 1 chair and very small table with no fridge to store milk, water etc. Limited wardrobe space. .Dirty bathroom with rusty shower and taps reported to the owners. First meal in restaurant saw a piece of fish served still frozen and was even tried to charge for after returned. In fairness, the owner Greg, was most helpful when the faults were reported and tried to improve things but it was felt this would need considerable time and sustained effort to rectify This lodge is some way out of town so a car or taxi is a must. Hotel transport to and from the airport is expensive and charged by the person even if only one car used. Local taxis cheaper
FJC, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Gamehaven 2017
Great time had by all lodge set in a small Safari park with wild animals passing the lawn regularly. Surreal. Food and accomadation top rate
tricia, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay outside Blantyre
Rooms were comfortable and the communal areas great. A lovely front patio with a view of some wild animals. All the staff were helpfull and friendly. The guided walk early in the morning was wonderful and is a must.The food and breakfast was great. Just remember that Malawi is mostly vegetarian and the steak will probably not be what you are used to. The rooms were sprayed just before we arrived for mosquitos. If you are asthmatic, just remember to inform the hotel before you go, so that the room can be aired out.(If you want to visit Satemwa, remember to book ahead of time) .
Marianthe, 1-night family trip
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