Matetsi Victoria Falls


Just 40km from Zimbabwe’s famous Victoria Falls

Matetsi River Lodge is the perfect base from which to enjoy the true spirit of the mighty Zambezi River.

Situated on a 50 000 hectare private game reserve, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers contemporary luxury steeped in local tradition. The concession includes 15 km of prime Zambezi River frontage, and each of the lodge’s rooms is perfectly positioned to offer a view of the river.

The perfect combination

Perfect for luxury travellers wanting to combine a wildlife safari with an intimate experience of the Victoria Falls, Matetsi is one of only two lodges offering a luxury safari experience within a comfortable 45-minute drive of the Falls.

The diverse terrain of the Matetsi game concession offers everything from lush riverine vegetation to open savannahs. It’s home to a wide variety of wildlife, with elephant, sable, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala roaming the plains while predators like lion and hyena are commonly spotted. Many other impressive species can also be seen, including the elusive leopard and wild dog.

It goes without saying that game drives at Matetsi are unforgettable experiences. Add to this adventurous night drives, relaxing boat cruises, intimate walking safaris as well as day visits to the Victoria Falls, canoe trips, fishing, birdwatching and kiddies’ activities, and there’s never a dull moment at this unique river and safari destination.

Activities at Matetsi

As memorable as the activities at Matetsi is the accommodation. The Zambezi runs alongside two intimate camps, each offering nine river-facing suites. While Zimbabwe’s rich heritage is evoked in the traditional details, the spacious suites offer the best in contemporary comfort. Private verandas offer sweeping views of the river, and each suite boasts its own private plunge pool. Travelling families can choose from two inter-leading family suites, as well as a private family villa with four bedrooms at Matetsi River House.

An interactive kitchen serves up mouthwatering local flavours either indoors or beneath a magical canopy of mangosteen and waterberry trees. A cosy bar area offers the perfect spot for guests to gather and swap stories of the day’s adventures. Discovering the impressive wine cellar in the midst of the wild is a treat for many a thirsty traveller! For wellness-inclined guests, there is a well-equipped gym for keeping active, and a tranquil massage sala for ultimate relaxation.

If you’re looking for a unique combination of amazing wildlife and scenic Victoria Falls experiences,  Matetsi Victoria Falls is undoubtedly your next bucket list destination.