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Matetsi Victoria Falls

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Set on a 136,000-acre private game reserve along Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River, Matetsi Victoria Falls invites guests to embark on life-changing adventures from world-class safari experiences to guided tours of Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. Led by expert, conservation-minded guides, guests can explore the wonders of the reserve — with its herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game — by foot, luxury safari vehicle, or boat.

Any stay at Matetsi Victoria Falls is distinguished by superb local hospitality and exceptional amenities, from personal butlers, a massage sala, fitness center and lap pool to indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a wine cellar and library/boardroom. Guests can choose from two intimate and luxurious lodging options, the 18-suite Matetsi River Lodge or a private villa, Matetsi River House.

Matetsi River Lodge accommodations comprise two separate camps facing the river. Set within the original campsite footprints, and fashioned from materials both reused and locally sourced, each including eight spacious air-conditioned suites and one family suite. Among the luxurious touches are indoor and outdoor rain showers, private plunge pools, large circular bathtubs, and entertainment technology from iPads to in-room Bluetooth speakers.

Ideal for families, small gatherings of friends, and business associates, Matetsi River House is an exclusive-use villa with four air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms and a floor plan ideal for entertaining. Wide verandas, a private swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounges, a cozy fireplace, and covered and open-air dining areas provide plenty of inviting spaces to gather. In addition to a butler, Matetsi River House guests are attended by a private chef, guide and tracker. Guests also enjoy exclusive use of a private safari vehicle.

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In addition to private dining, Matetsi River Lodge and River House guests enjoy open-space East and West camp bars, boma dining areas for traditional meals, and a cellar with an extensive wine list. Executive Chef Shane Ellis oversees an ever-evolving menu of fine international, vegetarian/vegan and local foods, using the freshest ingredients. Local specialties including Zambezi bream, venison, sadza (white cornmeal) and peanut butter rice

Spa and Fitness

A fitness studio, massage sala, and 20-meter lap pool overlooking the river provide guests with plenty of options for exercise and relaxation.


Guests can avail themselves of a wide range of activities both on and off property. Supervised children’s activities and the availability of a babysitter keep youngsters happily occupied while parents enjoy a bespoke excursion, from helicopter flights to high tea. The expert staff at Matetsi Victoria Falls can arrange Zambezi River boat cruises and canoeing; morning, evening and night game drives; birdwatching; walking safaris; amateur and professional fishing; and more.

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Fact Sheet

Top Selling Points of Matetsi Victoria Falls:

  • Prime location on a private 15 km stretch of the Zambezi River within Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine wilderness, just 40 km upriver from Victoria Falls
  • Recipient of a number of design awards; acclaimed for its exquisite contemporary interiors, distinctly African design and world-class comfort
  • World-class safari experiences accompanied by knowledgeable, conservation-minded guides
  • Five-star service from attentive butlers
  • Air-conditioned accommodations with private plunge pool or swimming pool
  • Family Suites available with Master Suite and connecting En-Suite Bedroom
  • A range of children’s activities are on offer, as well as the option of booking a babysitter
  • Guests enjoy 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
  • Open-space East and West camp bars, bomas and social dining facilities, as well as the intriguing cellar with an extensive wine list
  • Fitness studio and massage sala
  • Library and boardroom
  • Shopping boutique
  • Luxury safari vehicles
  • iPads for guest use, as well as in-room Bluetooth speakers
  • Complimentary laundry service as well as in-room and lodge wifi
  • River House offers the ultimate in luxury, seclusion and privacy; guests are looked after by a dedicated team including a private chef, butler, guide and tracker
  • Bespoke activities on offer, from dawn breakfasts in the bush and sundowner boat cruises on the river to safari walks with knowledgeable Zimbabwean conservationists to helicopter flights, high teas and personalized Victoria Falls trips
  • Complimentary scheduled Tour of the Falls and High Tea are offered to guests staying 2 nights or more at Matetsi Victoria Falls
  • Airport transfers by luxury vehicle or by helicopter with aerial views of the Falls

Top Selling Points of Matetsi Private Game Reserve/Victoria Falls:

  • Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s 55,000 hectares of pristine wilderness with herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game can be explored on foot, by vehicle and by boat
  • Victoria Falls classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest waterfall in the world
  • All transport arrangements and services are managed and monitored by Matetsi to maintain premium standards
  • Zambezi River boat cruises
  • Zambezi canoeing
  • Morning, evening and full-day game drives
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking safaris
  • Amateur and professional fishing
  • Tour of the Falls / High Tea overlooking the Falls / Helicopter flights over the Falls
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zipline
  • Canopy tour
  • Microlight flight
  • Horseback safaris
  • Community excursions
  • Curio shopping

For rate and availability information or to book your stay:

Phone: +27 11 397 1142

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For information on current promotions at Matetsi Victoria Falls:

Phone: +27 11 397 1142

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Hotel Information

Matetsi Victoria Falls
Matetsi Private Game Reserve, | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 8677 004 779
General Manager:
Franco Rienzo
General Manager Email:
+27 11 397 1142
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