Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge is located on the lakeshore in Nkhondwe, 15km South of Nkhotakota town and managed by German since 2016. The lodge offers 4 standard and 6 superior rooms next to 200m of a long sandy beach.
The Pottery is an off-shoot of the more famous Dedza Pottery and was opened in 1998. It provides a variety of pottery courses from a few hours to three weeks. The two to three-week courses include an opportunity to meet and learn from local Malawian potters. The first courses were held in 2001 and are now popular with tourists from over ten different countries.
Visitors also can see potters at work and buy items from the shop.
Getting there and away
Take the M5 road from Salima to Nkhotakota and proceed for 90km. The Pottery turnoff is 9kms North of Chia River and 15km South of Nkhotakota Town. The road is good and the driving time from Lilongwe is about 2 hours.