Guests per Safari Vehicle
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.
Just 40 km upstream from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Victoria Falls –the proximity to the largest waterfall in the world is a coup - it is just one of the many experiences on offer. Set on 15km of private Zambezi river frontage, your arrival at Matetsi Victoria Falls will signal a slow retreat into the senses with exclusive access to 55 000 hectares of Matetsi Private Game Reserve.
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.
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.
All ages welcome
16 River Lodge Suites
2 River Lodge Family Suites
1 River House Exclusive-Use Villa
All ages welcome
6+ welcome on game drives
Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
All ages welcome
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