Burgess House for sale in Zomba Malawi

  • €7,000,000
https://www.google.com:443/maps?q=Plateau+Horse+Riding,+Zomba+Plateau+Road,+Zomba,+Southern+Region,+Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
For Sale
Burgess House for sale in Zomba Malawi
https://www.google.com:443/maps?q=Plateau+Horse+Riding,+Zomba+Plateau+Road,+Zomba,+Southern+Region,+Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
  • €7,000,000


  • House
  • Property Type
  • 7
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Bathrooms
  • 700
  • sq meters


Burgess House for sale in Zomba Malawi Africa

Esales Property ID: es5554147

Property Location

Burgess House, Zomba Plateau, P.o. Box 54,

Zomba, Malawi,

Central Africa

Website – http://burgesshousezomba.com

Property Details

Unveiling a Paradise: The Majesty of Burgess House Awaits on Zomba Plateau

Imagine a place where breathtaking views, rich history, and unparalleled tranquility converge. Nestled amidst the verdant embrace of Zomba Plateau in Malawi, Burgess House isn’t just a property; it’s an invitation to experience a bygone era while embracing modern comforts. Registered as a hotel with the Malawi Tourism Board, this sprawling 7.36-acre estate offers a unique blend of history, luxury, and endless possibilities.

A Canvas of Breathtaking Beauty: Location and Setting

Zomba Plateau, a haven of natural beauty, forms the backdrop for Burgess House. Enveloped within the Zomba Plateau forest reserve, the estate offers a sense of serene seclusion, perfect for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet, it’s not entirely remote. A convenient ten-minute drive takes you to Zomba Town, ensuring access to amenities while maintaining the peaceful charm.

Beyond the immediate surroundings, Burgess House boasts a panorama that leaves you breathless. Imagine waking up to the majestic presence of Mount Mulanje, Africa’s highest mountain outside of East Africa. Gaze upon the shimmering expanse of Lake Chilwa, its waters reflecting the ever-changing hues of the sky. Let your eyes wander towards the horizon, where the majestic outline of Mozambique beckons. Every vantage point at Burgess House unfolds a postcard-perfect scene, a constant reminder of the beauty that surrounds you.

A Journey Through Time: The Allure of History

Burgess House whispers tales of a bygone era. Its rich history stretches back to the early 1900s, with ties to pre-independence Nyasaland (the former name of Malawi). Imagine experiencing a slice of colonial-era charm, imbued with the stories of those who once called this estate home. The lovingly preserved architecture, the mature trees bearing witness to the passage of time, and the very air itself carry the echoes of a fascinating past.

A Haven of Diverse Accommodations: Cater to Every Need

Burgess House transcends the notion of a single dwelling; it’s a collection of distinct accommodations, each catering to a unique desire. The Main Farm House, a sprawling structure, offers sleeping arrangements for up to eight guests. Imagine gathering loved ones in spacious living areas, all while reveling in breathtaking views that stretch for miles. Modern amenities ensure comfort without compromising the historic charm.

For those seeking a more intimate experience, the Top House beckons. Sleeping four guests, it delivers a cozy ambiance, enhanced by panoramic verandahs that invite you to spend hours simply soaking in the beauty of the surroundings. The Quaint Wooden Cottage offers a haven for romance. Imagine stealing away for a weekend getaway, engulfed in rustic charm and the magic of the Zomba Plateau. The Brick Chalet, nestled in serene tranquility, offers comfortable accommodation for two, perfect for a quiet escape.

And if dreams of transformation dance in your head, six stables stand ready. These historic structures hold the potential to be converted into additional living spaces, guest houses, or even specialty areas catering to specific needs. Imagine creating a space dedicated to yoga and wellness retreats, an artist’s studio, or a cozy library – the possibilities are boundless.

Beyond Accommodation: Convenience and Comfort

Burgess House ensures your stay is seamless and comfortable. Two dedicated staff living quarters ensure the property is well-maintained. Various outbuildings provide ample storage and utility space. An unused swimming pool, with its breathtaking views of Mount Mulanje, awaits restoration, offering the chance to create a refreshing oasis.

A Playground for Nature Enthusiasts: Adventure Awaits

The captivating beauty of Zomba Plateau extends beyond the boundaries of Burgess House. Mulunguzi Dam, a short distance away, beckons with the promise of peaceful walks and tranquil moments by the water. Hiking trails wind through the lush scenery, inviting you to explore the hidden gems of the landscape. For those seeking panoramic vistas, scenic viewpoints offer breathtaking views, allowing you to witness the full majesty of Zomba Plateau. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a casual nature lover, the surroundings offer endless opportunities to connect with the natural world.

Investment Potential: A Property with Limitless Possibilities

Burgess House presents a unique investment opportunity. Whether you envision creating a luxurious boutique hotel, a private family retreat, or a vibrant hospitality venture catering to discerning travelers, the possibilities are endless. The rich history, breathtaking location, and diverse accommodations offer a foundation for a truly special venture.

Contact Information: Unveiling the Next Chapter

Burgess House awaits its next chapter. For those seeking a property with a soul, an opportunity to create a legacy, or a chance to be part of something truly extraordinary, we invite you to contact us.


Location: Situated within the Zomba Plateau forest reserve, Burgess House offers unparalleled tranquility and access to natural wonders. Nearby attractions include Mulunguzi Dam, hiking trails, and scenic viewpoints, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. A ten minute drive from Zomba Town.

Nestled amidst the verdant embrace of Malawi’s Southern Region, Zomba boasts a rich history and captivating beauty. This charming town, once the bustling capital of Malawi, now holds the title of the country’s ‘Old Capital.’ Despite relinquishing its capital status in 1974, Zomba retains a unique allure. British colonial architecture lines the streets, a testament to the town’s past. Chancellor College, the prestigious University of Malawi’s flagship institution, adds a youthful energy to the town.

Beyond the historical and academic aspects, Zomba thrives as a center for agriculture and ecotourism. Rolling hills surrounding the town are carpeted with verdant tobacco and tea plantations. Adventurers flock to the dramatic Zomba Plateau, a hiker’s paradise offering breathtaking vistas, cascading waterfalls, and refreshing swimming pools. Whether you’re seeking a glimpse into Malawi’s colonial past, a vibrant university atmosphere, or an escape into the natural beauty of the Zomba Plateau, this charming town offers something for everyone.


* 700m2 of living space
* 30000m2 plot
* 7 Bedrooms
* 6 Bathrooms
* Private Garden
* Private Parking
* Close to essential amenities such as supermarkets and pharmacies
* Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
* Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Malawi
* Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
* Rental Potential through Airbnb and Booking.com
* 7.46 acres (3.02 hectares) of land atop Zomba Plateau
* Registered as a hotel with the Malawi Tourism Board
* Main Farm House sleeping 8, with breathtaking views and modern amenities
* Top House accommodating 4 guests, boasting a cozy ambiance and panoramic verandahs
* Quaint Wooden Cottage with historic charm, perfect for a romantic getaway
* Brick Chalet offering comfortable accommodation for 2, with serene views
* 6 Stables ripe for conversion into additional living spaces
* 2 Staff Living Quarters and various outbuildings for convenience
* Unused swimming pool with panoramic views of Mount Mulanje
* Rich history dating back to the early 1900s, with ties to pre-independence Nyasaland

Contact us today to buy or sell property in Malawi online

  • Address Plateau Horse Riding
  • City Zomba
  • State/county Southern Region
  • Country Malawi


Updated on July 16, 2024 at 12:27 pm
  • Property ID: 18703-ES5554147
  • Price: €7,000,000
  • Property Size: 700 sq meters
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Property Type: House
  • Property Status: For Sale



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