Matetsi River Lodge is one of the few places that allows you to combine an adventure-filled visit to Victoria Falls with an authentic and luxurious safari experience. Set on a private game reserve on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, you can enjoy total tranquillity, beautiful scenery and game viewing, while still having easy access to exciting adventure activities at Victoria Falls. Matetsi is ideal for travellers seeking a refined and exclusive Victoria Falls vacation, and because it has two large interconnecting suites as well as a 4-bedroom private villa, it is also perfect for family getaways.
The reserve spans an impressive 50 000 hectares and has nine miles (15 kilometres) of private Zambezi River frontage, with the lodge itself stretching right along the river’s banks. Observe the water’s ebb and flow from the viewing deck or the large infinity swimming pool and watch for swifts, falcons, warblers and other birdlife. While Matetsi is a traditional and authentic safari lodge, its beautiful interiors and luxurious fittings reflect contemporary African design. Local timbers blend with copper finishes, abstract carvings and local artworks to create a natural but modern aesthetic.
Game drives take you into the reserve’s wilderness to encounter large herds of elephant, buffalo, plains game and to track top predators like lion, leopard, African wild dog and spotted hyena. River cruises, nature walks, fishing and canoeing are also offered on the game reserve, and at Victoria Falls thrilling adventures await including white-water rafting, zip lining and microlighting. Return to the lodge after a busy day in time for high tea on the lawns, and top it all off with a relaxing massage in the river-side sala.