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Matetsi Victoria Falls

Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls you will find Matetsi Victoria Falls. Comprising of Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House, the property is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Stellar five-star service from attentive butlers and an array of premium facilities are rivalled only by the spectacular natural wonders surrounding the lodge. Accompanied by experienced, conservation-minded guides, guests tour the incredible Victoria Falls and explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55 000 hectares of pristine wilderness on foot, by luxury safari vehicle, and by boat, while great herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game delight and amaze.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
Family Friendly
The Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa - Travel + Leisure
1 House / 9 Suites
2 Dining Areas / 2 Boma Dining Areas / 2 Bars
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Matetsi River House

This spacious, exclusive-use villa offers four air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and an array of facilities including indoor and outdoor lounges, covered and al fresco dining areas, fireplace, wide verandas, private swimming pool, private safari vehicle. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker.

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.

Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

River Lodge’s two family suites offer the same facilities as the River Lodge suites. The master-suite is connected via an enclosed passage way to an additional en-suite bedroom. Ideal for family travel, River Lodge has a range of children’s activities and the option of booking a babysitter.

Dining

Dining

In addition to private dining with a private chef and butler provided, Matetsi River Lodge and River House guests enjoy open-space East and West camp bars, bomas and social dining facilities, as well as the intriguing cellar with an extensive wine list. Zimbabwean Executive Chef, Shane Ellis, provides a fresh and evolving menu of international and local fine foods including Zambezi bream (fresh-water fish), vegetarian and vegan options and local highlights including venison, sadza (white cornmeal) and peanut butter rice which is much loved in the area.

Activities

01
Tour of the Falls

02
Game Drives

03
Zambezi River Boat Cruises

04
Zambezi Canoeing

05
High Tea overlooking the Falls

06
Spa

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

Air-conditioned en-suite rooms

Family suites

Private villa

20 m lap pool flanking the river

Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

Boma dining area for traditional meals

Al fresco lounge areas

Fitness studio

Massage sala

Library and boardroom

Private wine cellar

Shopping boutique

Luxury safari vehicles

iPads for guests use

In-room Bluetooth speakers

Complimentary laundry service

Complimentary in-room and lodge WiFi

Inclusions

Accommodation

Three meals daily

The house selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages

Refreshments on game drives

Safari activities including game drives & safari walks

Laundry

A sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River and additional boat cruises subject to availability

Amateur fishing & canoeing

Birdwatching

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Scheduled Luxury Return Transfer to/from Matetsi from/to within the Victoria Falls area, i.e. VF town, VF Airport & VF borders with Botswana/Zambia

Additional River House includes:

Arrival and departure transfer on a private basis

Private villa

Private 4x4 safari vehicle

A dedicated team of staff

Location
The ultimate location from which to explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site Victoria Falls. Matetsi offers a whole new way of experiencing the world’s greatest waterfall in luxury. Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls, Matetsi is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls.
Distance from Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe

- 60 km / 1 h drive to Matetsi Victoria Falls

- 15 min helicopter transfer to the lodge

Distance from Livingstone International Airport, Zambia

- 61 km / 1 h drive + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

Distance from Kasane International Airport, Botswana

- 45 km / 1,5 hours + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

Luxury Africa Collection

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls you will find Matetsi Victoria Falls. Comprising of Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House, the property is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Stellar five-star service from attentive butlers and an array of premium facilities are rivalled only by the spectacular natural wonders surrounding the lodge. Accompanied by experienced, conservation-minded guides, guests tour the incredible Victoria Falls and explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55 000 hectares of pristine wilderness on foot, by luxury safari vehicle, and by boat, while great herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game delight and amaze.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
Family Friendly
The Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa - Travel + Leisure
1 House / 9 Suites
2 Dining Areas / 2 Boma Dining Areas / 2 Bars
Wheelchair Accessible
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Matetsi River House

This spacious, exclusive-use villa offers four air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and an array of facilities including indoor and outdoor lounges, covered and al fresco dining areas, fireplace, wide verandas, private swimming pool, private safari vehicle. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker.

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.

Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

River Lodge’s two family suites offer the same facilities as the River Lodge suites. The master-suite is connected via an enclosed passage way to an additional en-suite bedroom. Ideal for family travel, River Lodge has a range of children’s activities and the option of booking a babysitter.

Accommodation

Matetsi River House

This spacious, exclusive-use villa offers four air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and an array of facilities including indoor and outdoor lounges, covered and al fresco dining areas, fireplace, wide verandas, private swimming pool, private safari vehicle. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker.

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.

Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

River Lodge’s two family suites offer the same facilities as the River Lodge suites. The master-suite is connected via an enclosed passage way to an additional en-suite bedroom. Ideal for family travel, River Lodge has a range of children’s activities and the option of booking a babysitter.

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Matetsi River House

Matetsi River House

This spacious, exclusive-use villa offers four air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and an array of facilities including indoor and outdoor lounges, covered and al fresco dining areas, fireplace, wide verandas, private swimming pool, private safari vehicle. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker.

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.
Matetsi River Lodge Suites
Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

River Lodge’s two family suites offer the same facilities as the River Lodge suites. The master-suite is connected via an enclosed passage way to an additional en-suite bedroom. Ideal for family travel, River Lodge has a range of children’s activities and the option of booking a babysitter.

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Activities
01
Tour of the Falls

02
Game Drives

03
Zambezi River Boat Cruises

04
Zambezi Canoeing

05
High Tea overlooking the Falls

06
Spa

Dining
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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Air-conditioned en-suite rooms

Family suites

Private villa

20 m lap pool flanking the river

Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Accommodation

Three meals daily

The house selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages

Refreshments on game drives

Safari activities including game drives & safari walks

Laundry

A sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River and additional boat cruises subject to availability

Amateur fishing & canoeing

Birdwatching

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Scheduled Luxury Return Transfer to/from Matetsi from/to within the Victoria Falls area, i.e. VF town, VF Airport & VF borders with Botswana/Zambia

Additional River House includes:

Arrival and departure transfer on a private basis

Private villa

Private 4x4 safari vehicle

A dedicated team of staff

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
The ultimate location from which to explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site Victoria Falls. Matetsi offers a whole new way of experiencing the world’s greatest waterfall in luxury. Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls, Matetsi is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls.
Distance from Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe

- 60 km / 1 h drive to Matetsi Victoria Falls

- 15 min helicopter transfer to the lodge

Distance from Livingstone International Airport, Zambia

- 61 km / 1 h drive + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

Distance from Kasane International Airport, Botswana

- 45 km / 1,5 hours + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

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Matetsi Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls / Zimbabwe

Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls you will find Matetsi Victoria Falls. Comprising of Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House, the property is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Stellar five-star service from attentive butlers and an array of premium facilities are rivalled only by the spectacular natural wonders surrounding the lodge. Accompanied by experienced, conservation-minded guides, guests tour the incredible Victoria Falls and explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55 000 hectares of pristine wilderness on foot, by luxury safari vehicle, and by boat, while great herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game delight and amaze.

Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
2 Dining Areas / 2 Boma Dining Areas / 2 Bars
1 House / 9 Suites
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Accommodation

Three meals daily

The house selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages

Refreshments on game drives

Safari activities including game drives & safari walks

See More Inclusions

Facilities:

Air-conditioned en-suite rooms

Family suites

Private villa

20 m lap pool flanking the river

Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

Show More Facilities
Restaurants

In addition to private dining with a private chef and butler provided, Matetsi River Lodge and River House guests enjoy open-space East and West camp bars, bomas and social dining facilities, as well as the intriguing cellar with an extensive wine list.

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Activities

Matetsi Victoria Falls is a wonderful all year-round destination, with offers and attractions for every season.

Tour of the Falls

Game Drives

Zambezi River Boat Cruises

Zambezi Canoeing

High Tea overlooking the Falls

Spa

Location

The ultimate location from which to explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site Victoria Falls. Matetsi offers a whole new way of experiencing the world’s greatest waterfall in luxury. Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls, Matetsi is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls.

Distance from Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe

- 60 km / 1 h drive to Matetsi Victoria Falls

- 15 min helicopter transfer to the lodge

Distance from Livingstone International Airport, Zambia

- 61 km / 1 h drive + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

Distance from Kasane International Airport, Botswana

- 45 km / 1,5 hours + border crossing to Matetsi Victoria Falls

Frequently Asked Questions

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.

Luxury Africa Collection
Matetsi Victoria Falls

Set on a private 15 km stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls you will find Matetsi Victoria Falls. Comprising of Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House, the property is unique in its offer of both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Stellar five-star service from attentive butlers and an array of premium facilities are rivalled only by the spectacular natural wonders surrounding the lodge. Accompanied by experienced, conservation-minded guides, guests tour the incredible Victoria Falls and explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55 000 hectares of pristine wilderness on foot, by luxury safari vehicle, and by boat, while great herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game delight and amaze.

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Accommodation

Matetsi River House

This spacious, exclusive-use villa offers four air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and an array of facilities including indoor and outdoor lounges, covered and al fresco dining areas, fireplace, wide verandas, private swimming pool, private safari vehicle. Guests are looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker.

Matetsi River Lodge Suites

River Lodge comprises of two intimate river-facing camps. Each camp includes eight suites and one family suite featuring an array of facilities including sumptuous king-size bed, large circular bathtub, indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pool and deck, and views of the Zambezi River. River Lodge guests are looked after by a personal butler, and have the option of booking a private safari vehicle.

Matetsi River Lodge Family Suites

River Lodge’s two family suites offer the same facilities as the River Lodge suites. The master-suite is connected via an enclosed passage way to an additional en-suite bedroom. Ideal for family travel, River Lodge has a range of children’s activities and the option of booking a babysitter.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
2 Dining Areas / 2 Boma Dining Areas / 2 Bars
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
1 House / 9 Suites
The Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa - Travel + Leisure
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Dining

In addition to private dining with a private chef and butler provided, Matetsi River Lodge and River House guests enjoy open-space East and West camp bars, bomas and social dining facilities, as well as the intriguing cellar with an extensive wine list. Zimbabwean Executive Chef, Shane Ellis, provides a fresh and evolving menu of international and local fine foods including Zambezi bream (fresh-water fish), vegetarian and vegan options and local highlights including venison, sadza (white cornmeal) and peanut butter rice which is much loved in the area.

Activities

01
Tour of the Falls

02
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