Matetsi Victoria Falls

Close to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and located right on the banks of the Zambezi river, the exclusive Matetsi Victoria Falls gives a refined touch to the modern safari experience, and is home to a fantastic array of wildlife.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Matetsi Victoria Falls
  • Elephants rustle nearby trees as you sit on the spacious deck, gently shaded by sausage trees, gazing out over the Zambezi River below perhaps enjoying a cool glass of South African wine.

  • Relish in the lavish and spacious suites, where contemporary elegance melds with natural touches and vast windows -you feel as if you could fall into the panoramic views of the Zambezi River.

  • Sample world class cuisine which blends Zimbabwean traditions with contemporary flare for a sumptuous fusion. Matetsi boasts a gastronomic experience that few in Africa can rival.

  • Time stands still as you glide through the glassy Zambezi waters on a canoe, the mournful calls of fish eagles echoing off the trees - connecting with nature on this truly tranquil experience.

Matetsi Victoria Falls provides the utmost in safari luxury whilst blending seamlessly with its surrounding natural habitat. With 17 miles of private river front access the suites all offer uninterrupted views across the Zambezi, ensuring guests truly feel a sense of privacy while staying at Matetsi. Add to this the 50,000 hectare private wildlife concession and appreciate how remote and exclusive Matetsi Victoria Falls is.

Matetsi Victoria Falls is made up of two camps, both with nine suites, as well as Matetsi River House, a private 4-bedroom villa which is perfect for larger families. The sleek modern design of the assorted buildings is enhanced by the theme of wood and copper running throughout, paying homage to Zimbabwe's mining history. The suites are encompassed by repurposed local materials as a nod to the region's traditional fishing and basket-weaving customs, which gives a natural feel, complementing the modern features of the architecture.

The area around Matetsi is abundant with wildlife, and the lodge offers a plethora of activities to take guests closer to the action. Guests can participate in game drives and walking safaris in order to spot a variety of animals such as elephant, hippo, lion and leopard, and there are birdwatching expeditions to find some of the 366 bird species in the area. Due to its proximity to the river, Matetsi also offers sunrise or sunset cruises, and the chance to take part in mokoro (dug out canoe) or boat excursions. Activities further afield can also be organized at the falls, and adrenaline junkies can try bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, or white water rafting on the Zambezi.

From the vegetable garden growing organic produce, to the natural materials used in construction, Matetsi Victoria Falls certainly takes its environment and conservation efforts into consideration, resulting in a unique luxury lodge in total harmony with its surroundings.

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Situated in its own private game reserve bordering Victoria Falls National Park, Matetsi offers the unique combination of a safari experience, river activities and of course the mighty Victoria Falls themselves

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Luxury Suite

All suites are river-facing, providing stunning views over the Zambezi. Each suite has an en suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a deep bathtub looking over the river.

Suites have their own private verandas for guests to relax in the outdoor seating area, or make full use of the private plunge pool.

2 people
Luxury Family Suite

Luxury Family Suite

Both family suites are made up of two bedrooms, giving both parents and children ample space. Each suite has two bathrooms, one with both indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a deep bathtub looking over the river.

Suites have their own private verandas for guests to relax in the outdoor seating area, or make full use of the private plunge pool.

4 people
Matetsi River House

Matetsi River House

Matetsi River House is the perfect retreat for large families or groups, with 4 bedrooms for private use. The River House has its own kitchen, both indoor and outdoor dining areas and private veranda. Guests at the River House even have access to their own private pool.

Matetesi River House provides a handful of staff to accommodate guests during their stay, including a private guide, vehicle, chef and butler.

8 people


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Around a 45-minute drive from Victoria Falls, Matetsi Victoria Falls is located on the banks of the Zambezi river, with 17 miles of private river frontage.

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