A woman sold small fish on a table beside a gravel road. Street stalls like this are typical for Malawi where self-sufficiency is crucial. A charming way of doing small business.
What to buy: Small fish from Lake Malawi.
What to pay: One fish was 50 MKW (0,35 USD).
Local prepaid SIM cards are sold in many local shops in Cape Maclear. You can buy them almost everywhere. It's much cheaper to use a local SIM card inside Malawi than a foreign SIM card.
The country code is +265.
There are some few shopping stalls and shops along the main gravel road in Cape Maclear where you can buy handmade crafts.
What to buy: Handmade African crafts like masks. Tribal jewelry like necklase, bracelets and pendants. Batik paintings and wall hangings.
Some beach boys walk around in the beach and try to sell handmade crafts and jewelry to the tourists.
What to buy: handmade crafts like masks and tribal jewelry like necklase, bracelets and pendants.
What to pay: You can bargain down the price down.
Cape Maclear has only small shops and stalls where you can buy food and drinks. The size are not bigger than an ordinary kiosk.
What to buy: You can buy bread, softdrinks, beer, biscuits, chocolate and goodies.