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Matetsi Victoria Falls

Luxury Safari Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, Zimbabwe.

Located on a 15 km stretch of the spectacular Zambezi River just 40 km upriver from the world-famous Victoria Falls.

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Matetsi Victoria Falls, located on a 15 km stretch of the spectacular Zambezi River is one of Africa’s most stylish luxury lodges. Just 40 km upriver from the rush and spray of the the world-famous Victoria Falls, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers one of the finest combination experiences in Africa with world-class safari experiences, river activities and the falls all in one. Explore, adventure, relax and recharge.

Experience stellar five-star service rivalled only by the spectacular natural wonders surrounding Matetsi River Lodge and River House. Guests, accompanied by knowledgeable, conservation-minded guides, are invited to explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55 000 hectares of protected and unspoiled wilderness on foot, by vehicle and by boat, while great herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game delight and amaze.

Above all, the Zimbabwean spirit at the heart of everything that is done on the property makes Matetsi Victoria Falls a unique experience: From the visionary owners’ passion, to the distinctly local design and architecture, and to the artistry and warmth of the Matetsi team. Matetsi weaves a magical quality to leave guests with greater insight into the culture and surrounds, treasured memories, and a longing for more Matetsi magic.

Inspired by the magnificent location of the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. The result is an award-winning luxury nature retreat that offers the discerning traveller an unparalleled luxury safari experience.

This is a big sky country – a land of giant baobabs and ancient acacias, red soil and burnished grasslands, and abundant wildlife – all set within a pristine wilderness area that extends for as far as the eye can see. A family-owned property, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines the Big-Five luxury safari experience with a bucket-list visit to the largest waterfall on earth. But it also offers a uniquely authentic and personal experience that embodies the hope and dynamism of this incredible country and its people.

River Lodge Suites

The generosity of space and absolute privacy are a given, with a bold sequence of architectural spaces and contemporary interiors defined by an earthy yet sophisticated mix of textured latte screens, contemporary blonde basketry, warm tactile wood and the lustre of copper. All suites are air-conditioned and come with sumptuous King-size four-poster beds, generous bathtubs, indoor and outdoor rain showers as well as a private plunge pool and deck. Each suite is perfectly appointed so as to capitalize on the lodge’s 15km’s private river frontage.

River Lodge Family Suites

The River Lodge Family Suites comprise an adult’s suite with an adjoining passageway to a children’s room via a secure courtyard. The adjoining room sleeps two children in twin beds. Each family suite comprises a main suite with a King-Size bed, a generous bathroom with an indoor and outdoor rain shower as well as a private plunge pool and deck. Each suite is perfectly appointed for views of the Zambezi River and set beneath the canopies of a riverine forest on a 15km stretch of private river frontage.

River House Exclusive Use Villa

For those in search of the ultimate in seclusion and privacy, there’s River House – an exclusive-use, four-bedroom villa that is ideal for a large group, family or trans-generational group travelling together. River House is equipped with every luxury necessary in the bush from a full kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining areas that lead out to a spacious veranda with a private swimming pool and fire pit bowl. River House also comes with the dedicated services of a private chef, butler, guide as well as a dedicated game drive vehicle.

About Matetsi Private Game Reserve
Matetsi is a village in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe and is located about 55 km west of Hwange. The village started as a railway siding and took its name from the nearby Matetsi River. Most of the surrounding land is under forest and the Matetsi Safari Area.

Just 40 km upriver from the rush and spray of the Victoria Falls, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers an idyllic oasis from which to explore, adventure, relax and recharge. Situated within our own 136,000-acre pristine wilderness, Matetsi Private Game Reserve, offering the most private and exclusive experience in the Victoria Falls area.

Special SADC Short Notice Rate


per person sharing per night, book within 30 days. Valid Midseason 2024

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night

    Scheduled luxury return transfer to/from Matetsi from/to within the Victoria Falls area, i.e. VF Town & VF Airport
    All meals
    The house selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages
    Safari activities incl. game drives & a sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the river & additional boat cruise subject to availability, scheduled guided tour of the falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls offers the ideal combination of safari, river, Victoria Falls and relaxation all wrapped up in warm genuine Zimbabwean hospitality. Experience Matetsi Magic from sunrise safaris to sunset boat cruises. There is a wide range of activities available within Matetsi Private Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls town offers additional activities catering for authentic culture seekers through to avid adventure enthusiasts.

The River Lodge Family Suites, which have been specifically designed with families in mind, offer the ideal family accommodation in the Victoria Falls area. Each family suite consists of a master suite and children’s room connected via an enclosed passageway offering convenient and secure access. Our incredible team and your personal butler will ensure you feel right at home on the banks of the Zambezi river.
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