Luxury suites along a private stretch of the Zambezi

Facilities & services
  • Two camps of nine suites each
  • 4-bedroomed sole-use villa
  • Private plunge pools
  • Interactive kitchen and bar
  • Wine cellar
  • Fitness centre
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Horseback safari
  • Fishing and canoeing
  • Sunset river cruises
  • Trips to Victoria Falls

Set within the pristine Matetsi Private Game Reserve along an exclusive 15km (9 mile) stretch of the Zambezi River a little upstream from Mosi-oa-Tunya, Matetsi Victoria Falls perfectly combines fine safari with easy access to the thrills and adventure of Victoria Falls. Making this property extra special is its commitment to having a positive impact on the wildlife and environment. Water is served in reusable glass bottles,  and Matetsi has greatly contributed to the fight against poaching by installing clear-road networks.

The lodge comprises of two intimate camps of just nine suites each, including two family suites. All the suites are modern yet of the vernacular, with clean lines softened by local craft pieces and repurposed materials.

En-suite bathrooms boast indoor and outdoor showers as well as a deep bath which looks out over the Zambezi. A private veranda offers a refreshing plunge pool and a peaceful sitting area that overlooks the river.

At the heart of each camp is a communal area with a variety of dining spaces, an interactive kitchen, convivial bar area and an al fresco area that encircles a blazing fire bowl, all with unifying theme of a wood and copper, the ‘red gold’ of the country’s historical mining industry. There’s also a large central pool, massage sala, fitness centre and wine cellar.

For the utmost privacy, Matetsi River House is an exclusive use villa with four bedrooms, its own kitchen, dining areas, pool and a complement of staff, including a dedicated guide, private vehicle, chef and butler, ensuring a tailor-made safari unlike any other.

The 50,000ha (124,000 acre) private reserve is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as an assortment of plains game and predators including kudu, sable and roan antelope, hippo, lion, leopard, African wild dog, spotted hyena, and 366 bird species. Explore the concession on expertly guided game drives, horseback safaris and bush walks, or head out onto the water on canoeing excursions, fishing trips and sunset river cruises. You can also discover Victoria Falls and the famous adventure activities that surround it such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, scenic flights and zip lining.

Positive Impact

The largest multi-country conservation area in the world

The 55,00 hectare wilderness that is the Matetsi Private Game Reserve helps Zimbabwe to support the second largest elephant population in the world. The property holds a key position within the enormous Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) – the largest TFCA in the world – and incorporates five co-operating countries (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and Angola). Matetsi have been instrumental in installing clear-road networks, which are essential for anti-poaching. The property also supports the Rhinos without borders project. 

Plastic-free stay

Water is treated and bottled at the Matetsi, ensuring a constant availability of still and sparkling drinking water served in recycled glass bottles. Reusable bottles will be provided to all guests so your holiday can be free from single-use plastic. 

Locally-sourced materials

Camps have been set up within original campsite footprints and materials were re-used or sourced locally where possible. Local artisans have been made use of in both decor and design. Solar-powered boreholes and wide-reach radio networks have been installed to ensure vital care and protection of the wildlife and natural treasures.

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