Fat Monkeys

Guesthouse in Cape Maclear

This flashpacker-style place has well-maintained rooms and six-bed dorms with fans, opening onto a long veranda dotted with wicker chairs, and self-catering family chalets with air-conditioning. It's a little far from the Cape Mac action, but the wonderful beach bar-restaurant certainly compensates.

Mains such as tigerfish, chambo, kampango (catfish), curry and spaghetti Bolognese go for around MK4000, while a light lunch dish is MK2000.