Matetsi Victoria Falls is the fulfilment of a family's ambition to marry their love for conservation and luxury hospitality in order to sustainably protect one of Zimbabwe's most spectacular natural areas, the 136,000-acre Matetsi Private Game Reserve.

The passion of the team on the ground, which is devoted to the protection and conservation of this incredible region.

The lodge's staff treat guests with such genuine Zimbabwean hospitality that you'll feel like part of the extended Matetsi Victoria Falls family after your stay.

Matetsi Victoria Falls is a lovely five-star resort that's the perfect place to start your journey to see the world's largest waterfall.

The ultimate combination of safari, river, relaxation and the Falls all-in-one is found at this family-owned lodge, which provides the ideal mix of adventure, wildlife viewing, spa treatments and leisure.

While the stunning setting, meticulous construction and understated luxury are usually the first attractions, it's the Matetsi feel that delights visitors.

They provide a genuinely remarkable experience, thanks to their exceptional staff of chefs, butlers and guides.


Matetsi Victoria Falls' guests wake up on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river in rooms that seamlessly blend interior and exterior living areas.

Modern African motifs blend into the natural environment and are complemented by hand-beaten copper detailing and local artisans creative works. Stand-alone suites, 2-bedroom family apartments and a 4-bedroom private mansion are among the accommodation choices.

The lodge may also be hired on a full or part-exclusive use basis, depending on your needs, by special arrangement.

In these situations, as with a private villa, you will have your own private lounge and you will be attended to by a team of specialists including managers, chefs, butlers, personal guides and trackers.


The kitchen team is helmed by two of the continent's best chefs, Chef Shane and Chef Artwell, who have taken Matetsi's cuisine to new heights, which guests have compared to some of the best in the world.

They recognize that food and dining are an important element of a guest's stay, therefore they work hard to provide guests with a selection of exciting culinary moments in beautiful settings all around the lodge.

The culinary team focuses on locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. The chefs are experts at extracting the best from these ingredients while also meeting a wide range of dietary restrictions.

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Facilities at Matetsi Victoria Falls


Indoor & outdoor dining spaces
Boma (BBQ) dining area
Air-conditioned suites
Al fresco lounge areas
20m lap pool overlooking the river
Fitness studio
Massage salon
Library & boardroom
Private wine cellar
Safari boutique
Luxury safari vehicles
iPads for guests to use
In bedroom Bluetooth speakers
Complimentary laundry service
Complimentary in-room and lodge WiFi       

Available Service

Complimentary airport shuttle
Helicopter Transfer from Vic Falls airport
Babysitting service
Credit Card
Room Service (24 hours)

Lodge Experiences

Zambezi river boat cruises
Zambezi canoeing
Morning & evening game drives
Night game drives
Full day game drives
Walking safaris
Amateur fishing
Professional fishing*
Helicopter flights from Matetsi Reserve*
Children's activities (and childminders*)

*Activities at an additional cost

Room Types

Luxury Suites

The Matetsi River Lodge suites are situated in two intimate camps overlooking a private
section of the Zambezi. Each camp has eight suites and one family suite, offering you the
ultimate in peace and tranquillity.

Your personal butler, along with the dedicated team,
will ensure your every need is taken care of.

• Spacious and air-conditioned
• Sumptuous king-size bed (or twin)
• Large circular bathtub
• Indoor and outdoor rain showers
• Private plunge pool and deck
• Views of the Zambezi River


Family Suites

Our River Lodge Family Suites have been specifically designed with families in mind. Each
suite consists of a master suite (as per our River Lodge suites) and a children’s room,
which is connected via an enclosed passageway.

• Spacious and air-conditioned
• King-size bed / twin beds
• Private plunge pool and deck
• Views of the Zambezi river


Private River House

The exclusive-use four-bedroomed private villa offers the ideal home-away-from-home for families or friends travelling together. Here you’ll be looked after by a dedicated team, including a private chef and butler.

A private safari vehicle is at your disposal, with your personal guide and tracker ensuring a tailor-made safari experience.

• Indoor and outdoor lounges
• Covered and al fresco dining areas
• Fireplace
• Wide verandas
• Private swimming pool
• Private safari vehicle
• Views of the Zambezi River

Victoria Falls Excursions

The following is a list of activities that may be arranged as bespoke excursions. Helicopter trips, high teas and a variety of other activities are available. These programs can be secured through our reservations department. Matetsi Victoria Falls ensures that transportation arrangements and services meet or exceed the highest standards by handling and monitoring them.
Tour of the Falls*
• High Tea overlooking the Falls*
• Helicopter flights over the Falls
• Whitewater rafting
Bungee jumping
Gorge Swing
Canopy tour
Microlight flight
• Horseback safaris
• Community excursions
Curio shopping
*Matetsi Victoria Falls offers a complimentary scheduled guided walking Tour of the Falls
and High Tea is included as standard.

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Conservation & Community

The Matetsi initiative is to preserve large areas of unspoiled wilderness, safeguard animals and offer employment opportunities for Zimbabweans.

The rewilding of Matetsi Private Game Reserve, which had been decimated by poaching and illegal hunting before it was transformed into Matetsi Victoria Falls, is inspirational. It's been seven years since they began working on the land, implementing conservation methods to restore it, protect the animals and create an ideal habitat for Africa's most iconic big game.

The sight of enormous herds of elephant quenching their thirst at a waterhole or healthy prides of lion hunting buffalo on the open veldt is a continual reminder of the incredible turnaround this environment has made.

The Matetsi community empowerment is built on their 100% Zimbabwean team of over 130 staff. Through providing opportunities for their team, whole families and communities are supported.

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