We are very fortunate at our Beach Lodge that the waters of Lake Malawi are so clear...: for sale

We are very fortunate at our Beach Lodge that the waters of Lake Malawi are so clear...

Nkhata Bay, Malawi


2 400 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Beach Lodge
Bedrooms: 40
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 10
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed


Our Lodge offers small but stylishly decorated and well quipped chalets perched on the slopes of our lush gardens, all looking out over the lake, with private balconies and chill out spots.

All our guests have access to free stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and snorkeling gear.

We have WiFi hotspots in the communal bar and restaurant area.

Our Lodge is the hub of traveller activity in the Nkhata Bay area, whether you wish to relax in a beautiful environment, enjoy an amazing meal or make new friends at the bar, there is something for everyone. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and quality service.

We offer a free boat trip every Tuesday and are famous for our Friday night BBQ buffets and all day Sunday pizzas.

The is live music from local musicians every Saturday night and we to host local talent on special occasions throughout the year.

Nkhata Bay is a busy town with crystal-clear waters, a bustling market place and beautiful beaches. There is always something to do: from hiking and scuba diving to beach volley ball with the locals.

Our Lodge is the perfect place to rest for a few days, connect with like minded people and ecxperience the beauty and generosity of Malawi.


Room 4 sunset

The gardens are a heaven for local wildlife, especially birds. Sitting on your balcony or outside your tent you can spot many varieties of sunbird, kingfishers and, if you are lucky, bushbabies in the evening. There is a family of otters living on the lake shore that can be seen at dawn and dusk.

All along the shore we have little beaches and chill out spots where you can relax in a hammock or to sun bathe on the loungers. We have beautiful outdoor hot showers where you can bath in the sun or under the stars with a great view of the lake. To protect the environment we use compost toilets which are really easy and pleasant to use.



We are so fortunate that the waters of Lake Malawi are so clear. In the Northern region you will find the deepest part of the lake, 750 meters, which is only 5 kilometers from Nkhata Bay. This means that the waters will always be clean no matter what season it is. The lake varies in temperature only a little through out the year with the warmest being 26 degrees and coolest 21, so what ever the season it is always pleasant to swim.

Free Snorkeling Equipment

All along the shore, right in front of our Lodge, you will see a huge variety of colorful tropical fish. Lake Malawi is famous for its Cichlid fish, which are very popular for aquariums and with biologists. Cichlids are the fastest evolving fish in the world, which means that the lake has more than 1500 different species, all different in color, pattern and behavior. There is even one fish that only swims upside down to feed on the bottom of rocks. Cichlids are also interesting because the mothers care for their young by keeping them in their mouth when threatened, a really fun thing to see when snorkeling, if you are lucky.

We have plenty of snorkels and masks for you to borrow and can direct you to good sites and tunnels to swim through if you’re brave enough.

Twice a week we offer a free guided snorkelling safari where you get paddle by canoe to some of the best dive sites in Malawi.

Free kayaks, dugout canoes and stand-kup paddle boards

We have traditional dug out canoes you can have fun trying to master and if you want to tour the area easily we have double and single kayaks which are easy to handle. The stand up paddle boards are ideal for messing around. If you have more experience they are a great way to get some exercise while enjoying being out on the water.

We have two touring canoes available for exploring, day trips and overnight trips and have snorkelling safaris going out twice a week. We are also have a collection of stand-up paddle boards for our guests to enjoy seeing Lake Malawi from a different perspective.

Bar and Restaurant


The center of all communal activity at our Lodge is our bar and restaurant area. Open and shady, it provides a cool place to relax on the big comfy sofa during the day and a lively place to have a few drinks, chat to other travelers after dinner.

  • Live music every week.
  • WI-FI hotspot.
  • Book exchange/library.
  • Board games.
  • Homemade iced teas/lemonades/smoothies.
  • The best ever homemade ice cream, waffles and chocolate brownies.
  • Very cold beers.
  • Cocktails.
  • Friendly and relaxed vibe.
  • Free tea at 4.00pm every day.

The Views of the lake from our decks are stunning, especially during the rainy season when you get the best views of the lightning.

The communal area provides a focus for socialising, having a chat with our friendly staff, playing some games with friends or getting the latest information from the travelers grapevine!

We like to encourage local talent and support cultural activities, so you will find local musicians and bands performing in the evenings at least twice a week, and on the last Friday of every month we have a special event to support a Malawian cultural activity such as a local school drama group or a traditional dancing display.

We cook all the food for our restaurant from fresh ingredients for each individual order. We are very proud of the quality of our food. We grow all our own fresh fruit and vegetables from our garden in the hills of Mzuzu and grow all our own herbs in our gardens. We have an extensive and exciting menu with dishes from all over the world and on any given day you will find great lunch specials and evening meals which make the most of the seasonal produce. Our menu has vegan and gluten free options.

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Key features

This husband and wife team are the owners of a boutique backpacker lodge on the lakeshore of northern Malawi, in the port town of Nkhata Bay.

They have built up the Lodge from scratch over the last 20 years. It now has an international reputation, attracting guests from all over the world, with a large number of repeat guests and also a loyal following of in-country clientele. They can confidently say that they are the best-known lodge in the whole of Malawi as well as being number 1 - and travellers choice and wall of fame - on Tripadvisor, The Lodge also features in the Lonely Planet and Bradt guides, to name but a few.

The business has been running successfully for the entire 20 years that they have been open and the Lodge has grown from a small backbackpacker to a 40 bed midrange lodge.

This couple are the sole owners of the business and property, with a 99 year lease on the land that started in 1998.

After 20 years and three children later they have decided it is time for them to have a change. Their children are about to reach secondary school age and they would like to relocate to South Africa in order to be closer to their extended family and access the kind of education thewy want for our children without having to send them to boarding school.

The Lodge consists of the following:

  • 2x family cottages, en-suite, 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin.
  • 2x double en-suite chalet.
  • 2x twin bed en-suite chalet.
  • 4x double bed standard chalets (shared bathroom facilities).
  • 2x twin bed standard chalets.
  • 1x triple single bed standard chalet.
  • 1x quadruple single bed standard chalet.
  • 1x dormitory with 6 beds.
  • 1x dormitory with 8 beds.
  • Camping for 5 tents.
  • A secure carpark.
  • Kayaks and stand up paddle boards and snorkelling gear for guests to use.
  • 40 seater restaurant and a communal bar and lounge area.

This husband and wife team are also selling their 3 bedroomed home, which is a 5 minute walk from the Lodge and could be added to the sale. They are  looking for ZAR 400,000.00 for the house, which comes with its own land lease of 50 years, commencing from 2008.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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10629 Berlin


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