Our lodge in Cape Maclear is our flagship Guest House; located in the most beautiful part of Malawi's national park: for sale


Our lodge in Cape Maclear is our flagship Guest House; located in the most beautiful part of Malawi's national park

Chembe Village, Cape Maclear, Malawi

NEGOTIABLE

1 500 000 USD

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: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Showers: 4
Parking: 0
Yield: Not Disclosed


Cape Maclear, Malawi

Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. The town, situated on the Nankumba Peninsula, is on the southern shore of Lake Malawi and is the busiest resort on Lake Malawi. Cape Maclear is close to the islands of Domwe and Thumbwe on Lake Malawi, and is in Lake Malawi National Park.

History

In 1859, the missionary and explorer David Livingstone found the Cape and named it "Cape Maclear" after his friend, the astronomer Thomas Maclear, who was Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope. In October 1875, a new mission, "Livingstonia", was set up by a group of members of the Free Church of Scotland. Before the missionaries arrived, the area was controlled by the Muslim Yao people. The graves of some of the missionaries are in Cape Maclear, overlooking the bay. Although Cape Maclear had a good harbour, the poor soil in the area, and the prevalence of the tsetse fly, meant a more suitable base had to be found; the mission moved to Bandawe, near Chintheche, in 1882.

Wildlife

Cape Maclear and its islands, forests and bay were declared a national park in 1980, creating the Lake Malawi National Park, the first freshwater national park in the world. In 1984, the area became a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are several species of bird at Cape Maclear, including kingfishers, Dickinson's kestrels, and freckled nightjars. There is a museum about the formation of Lake Malawi and its wildlife at Cape Maclear. UNESCO has recommended wildlife preservation at Cape Maclear.

Tourism

Cape Maclear is "a leading tourist destination", and is the busiest resort on Lake Malawi. The area is popular with backpackers. There are bars, restaurants, lodges and guesthouses in the town. Activities available in Cape Maclear include snorkelling, hiking, boat cruises, kayaking, and diving. In October 2001, the Malawian government invited investors to fund a $6,000,000 construction of a new 150-room, four-star hotel at Cape Maclear.  In June 2003, plans were announced to build an ecolodge on Maleri Island, near Cape Maclear. In February 2005, the Malawian government announced plans to increase ecotourism at Cape Maclear with new accommodation and facilities. These plans proved too ambitious for the fragile Malawian economy and tourist industry.

Transport

In February 2006, the Malawian government announced plans to build a new road from Cape Maclear to Monkey Bay. The current road is a bumpy dirt track, and there is no regular public transport at Cape Maclear. Regular bus service extends only from Lilongwe to Monkey Bay where private minibuses can be hired for the trip to Cape Maclear.

Healthcare

There is a medical clinic in Cape Maclear; the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic was established in 2004, and treats diseases such as dysenterybilharzia and malaria. There are no diagnostic services or surgery carried out at the clinic. Mags Riordan, who founded the clinic, is the mother of a man who drowned in Lake Malawi, near Cape Maclear in 1999. The clinic is supported by the Billy Malawi Project.

Bilharzia is common at Cape Maclear; the incidence of the disease at Cape Maclear is three times higher than the rest of Lake Malawi.

Sport

Every summer, a multi-day yacht race is held on Lake Malawi. The race starts at Cape Maclear, heads north, and ends at Nkhata Bay.





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About us

Since 1986

Our Lodges were established in 1986 as a coffee shop in Area 2 of Malawi’s Capital city, Lilongwe,  Later a Backpackers in the same location opened in 1994 due to the high demand for hospitality services. It has since Expanded Phenomenally. The Head office is in Zomba (Est 2003) while in Lilongwe it has two establishments, in Area 47 (Est 1996) and in Area 10 (Est 1997). The latest is in Malawi’s Business Capital, Blantyre, In the Nyambadwe suburb (Est 2010).

The owner is a mother of three children. Two of these three children work with her as Directors while the firstborn is a medical Doctor. The owner, and her Siblings, work together to achieve a warm and welcoming environment with decent services for all Budgets. The lodges continue to improve and expand, as well as, providing employment opportunities and training to over 200 people...

Accommodation

Superior Room

Bed: 1 double bed

Occupancy: Single or Double

Bathroom: Shower & Tub

All rooms have en-suite bath or shower facilities, TV, Voucher internet Wi-Fi internet access, Air conditioning, fan and mosquito nets. There are discounts on offer for group and long-term guests. We provide different category rooms to suit all budgets.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Chargeable WiFi
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air-conditioned
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Linen and Towels Provided

Executive Room

Bed: 1 king bed Occupancy: Single or Double Bathroom: Shower

All rooms have en-suite bath or shower facilities, TV, Voucher internet Wi-Fi internet access, Air conditioning, fan and mosquito nets. There are discounts on offer for group and long-term guests. We provide different category rooms to suit all budgets.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Chargeable WiFi
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air-conditioned
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Self-catering Room

Bed: 1 king bed Occupancy: Single or Double Bathroom: Shower

All rooms have en-suite bath or shower facilities, TV, Voucher internet Wi-Fi internet access, Air conditioning, fan and mosquito nets. There are discounts on offer for group and long-term guests. We provide different category rooms to suit all budgets.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Chargeable WiFi
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioned
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Refrigerator
  • kitchenette
  • Linen and Towels Provided

Two-Bedroom Apartment

Bed: 2 double bed Occupancy: 4 adults Bathroom: Shower

All rooms have en-suite bath or shower facilities, TV, Voucher internet Wi-Fi internet access, Air conditioning, fan and mosquito nets. There are discounts on offer for group and long-term guests. We provide different category rooms to suit all budgets.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Chargeable WiFi
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air-conditioned
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen and Towels Provided 
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

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

Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Skype: cliff.jacobs

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin

GERMANY

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