Nature conservation meets luxury and world-class hospitality combines to create an unforgettable experience at Matetsi Victoria Falls. A talented team of artists, artisans, game rangers and hospitality staff ensures a stay at Matetsi Victoria Falls is next to none. From the moment guests arrive they are welcomed with cool towels and refreshing beverages. This sets the precedence of the service to come. From the architectural design, to curated epicurean experiences to the expansive list of available activities, every minute detail has been considered to maximize the guest experience at Matetsi Victoria Falls.

Location

What makes Matetsi Victoria Falls the ultimate safari lodge to stay at during a trip to Zimbabwe?

On the 4th-longest river in the mighty Africa, the Zambezi river hosts 15 kilometers of private land with the beautiful lodge and villa of Matetsi Victoria Falls. The name is a hint to its unique location, situated just 40 kilometers away from the picturesque Victoria Falls. Accessible by car, airplane, and helicopter, a ride to Matetsi Victoria Falls is as beautiful as the stay. Surrounded by 136,000 acres of wilderness, vibrant flora and fauna, and the spraying river waters – the lodge is perfectly placed amid the Matetsi Private Game Reserve.  

Key Facts

  • Matetsi Victoria Falls is set on a 15 km stretch along the Zambezi
  • located a short 45-minute drive from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • the resort houses a helipad for domestic charter arrivals

What is special?

  • experience an idyllic oasis nestled along the Zambezi, the fourth-longest river in Africa 
  • adventure into the wild and explore the game-rich reserve where you will marvel at sightings of the wildlife
  • feel thunderous reverberations from miles away from Victoria Falls, the legendary UNESCO heritage site

What do the guests say?

  • Matetsi Victoria Falls is fabulous in every way, and sleeping and dining right on the Zambezi River was simply magical
  • the secluded, private suites with a spectacular view of the river is the perfect romantic getaway
  • as someone who has traveled extensively in Zimbabwe, this is the best location — the river is beautiful, the game and birdlife prolific, but what stands out the most is the diversity of landscape at Matetsi

Accommodation

How are the rooms at Matetsi Victoria Falls? Will I spot any animals from my lodge?

Displaying natural, African vibes, the interior and exterior of the accommodation options at Matetsi Victoria Falls are aligned with the surroundings with their safari vibe. From earthy finishes to copper detailing, each room is a wonder in itself – and there are three types! Book the Luxury Suite, a haven of tranquility and private space of solitude. Enjoy the private butler that comes with it and spend your days immersed in peace and quiet, overlooking the river. Conversely, if traveling with family, make your choice between the 4-bedroom Private Villa and Luxury Family Suites created specifically keeping family time in mind. You can ensure ultimate privacy at your villa. The only neighbors you’re likely to run into are wild animals roaming the lands.

Key Facts

  • the resort is comprised of 22 luxury suites and villas
  • each suite includes its own plunge pool 
  • Matetsi Victoria Falls can be booked on a full or part exclusive-use basis 

What is special?

  • wake up to breathtaking views on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river
  • feel nature all around as safari-inspired interiors, polished off with earth finishes, allows for a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces
  • enjoy the life of luxe with a dedicated team, including a private chef, butler and personal safari guide at your service
  • admire the beauty and magnificence of wild game wandering into open spaces at this unfenced game reserve

What do the guests say?

  • we loved seeing baboons right outside our bedroom window and hippos where we ate lunch
  • the staff took care of everything we needed, even snacks for the plane ride home! Their warmth, grace and attentiveness was above and beyond
  • the superlatives just keep coming when talking about Matetsi — from the accommodations, to the staff and food we cannot stop singing their praises

Pools & Spa

Is there a spa at Matetsi Victoria Falls? How can I best relax on the property?

While there are sights of the Zambezi that greet your eye, you can take a dip in the infinity pool that stretches along its banks. Or, if you have children or wish for a private pool party, you can also use the plunge pools built in each villa/suite. If water dips are not your form of relaxation, head to the in-house spa. Featuring Africology rituals and natural ways of curing your mind, body, and soul, let the bush beats take you over and rid your mind of any worries. Rejuvenate yourselves with the luxurious spa products – and be renewed!

Key Facts

  • the spa only uses all-natural ingredients and essential oils for all treatments
  • a 20m lap pool runs along the Zambezi river
  • the lodge is equipped with a gym, technogym equipment and yoga area

What is special?

  • bush beats and the soothing sounds of the river will lull you into a state of euphoria during a therapeutic massage under an outdoor sala
  • experience the ultimate refreshment with a cooling dip in the sparkling swimming pool while observe wildlife enjoying their own refreshment at a nearby watering hole
  • retreat to the comforts of your private villa after a safari adventure and indulge in an in-room spa treatment of your choice

What do the guests say?

  • the private plunge pools are beautiful and the perfect relaxing haven after a long safari drive
  • the spa was wonderfully relaxing and needed after a day of adventuring
  • guests felt the facilities were beautiful and the service was terrific, beyond anything they expected

Culinary

What type of dining experience can I expect?

When wishing for a change from the minibar and nespresso machine in your suite, venture out for a bespoke culinary experience. The lodge is divided into East and West camp areas, and each present their social dining experiences. Enjoy a night under the stars with locally produced barbeque (boma) or head to the wine cellar for a refreshing wine tasting experience. For some privacy with delicious food, have the Matetsi Victoria Falls staff arrange private dining for you with a chef and butler at your service.

Key Facts

  • Matetsi Victoria Falls dining menus are prepared daily
  • exceptional regionally-sourced produce is used to curate menu-items
  • chefs cater to a range of dietary needs and requests

What is special?

  • drink in the views of the Zambezi River while enjoying a fireside feast as dusk begins to settle over the boma
  • take a break from your safari adventures for a delectable treat of sumptuous snacks and sundowners
  • drink your fill of African wines as you indulge in a gorgeous lunch in the lodge’s wine cellar

What do the guests say?

  • a visit to the wine cellar is a must for any guest — the variety is spectacular!
  • the chefs at Matetsi Victoria Falls are world class
  • dinner under the trees with chandeliers was unbelievable, as is breakfast near the river

Activities

What types of activities are available at Matetsi Victoria Falls? Are there other things to do besides safaris?

Unique experiences wrapped in Zimbabwean magic; this is what Matetsi Victoria Falls offers for its visitors. Cruise along the Zambezi as the wind caresses your hair, water splashes reach up to your face, and the sun sets in the background – a view that leaves you mesmerized. Book a canoe to set sail with your significant other for a romantic ride along the riverbank. For the adventurous soul, embark on the safari jeep to tour the 136,000 acres of the Matetsi Private Game Reserve and take in the local wildlife. When in Matetsi Victoria Falls, prepare to be amazed at the offerings of nature in their truest form. 

Key Facts

  • water activities such as canoeing, boat cruises and fishing are available for guests to enjoy at their leisure
  • guests can take morning, evening and night game drives
  • the incredible staff at Matetsi Victoria Falls will arrange your activities along with transfers

What is special?

  • spend luxuriant evenings watching the sun go down over the river, with a glass of wine in hand, listening to the sounds of hippos in the wild 
  • feel the mist of Victoria Falls spray against your skin as you soak in the beautiful vistas and take in the magic of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • soar high on the ‘Flight of Angels getting a birds-eye-view of the largest waterfall on Earth

What do the guests say?

  • highly recommend the helicopter over the falls and the guided walk along them, something we will never forget.
  • guests recommend staying five or more nights so that you have the opportunity to absorb all the riches this amazing reserve has to offer
  • the diversity of activities, along with the professionalism and kindness of the staff, were all perfect

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