Set on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, Matetsi River House is a private and luxurious holiday villa that is perfect for indulgent getaways with friends or family. Being on an expansive 50 000-hectare private game reserve means you can enjoy total tranquillity, picture-perfect river views and authentic wildlife safaris while still being close to all the action at Victoria Falls.  

Guests have exclusive use of the elegant 4-bedroom villa, along with perks like a private vehicle and a dedicated staff. There is also the convenience of planning activities and meals according to your own schedule and preferences. Game drives, nature walks, river cruises, fishing and canoeing offer opportunities to track lion, leopard, African wild dog and spotted hyena, and encounter large herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game. When you are not exploring Matetsi Game Reserve, travel to Victoria Falls for white-water rafting, helicopter rides, micro-lighting and other adventure activities. 


  • Most luxurious lodge in the area
  • Within easy distance of Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River exclusive frontage & views
  • Land & water-based activities in a private concession
  • Massage sala & rim-flow pool

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This 4-bedroom sole-use villa features a kitchen, indoor and outdoor living area, a large river-facing veranda perfect for al fresco dining and a sparkling swimming pool. Luxurious amenities and comforts allow you to truly be at ease while a dedicated staff take care of every detail. The Matetsi River House staff consist of a private safari guide, chef and a butler, and guests have sole use of a 4x4 game drive vehicle. Guests also have access to Matetsi River Lodge facilities which include a gym, river-side massage sala, a lap pool, a safari shop and a well-stocked wine cellar. 

General Facilities

    Wheelchair friendly
    Wi-fi available


Your private chef is on hand to prepare your favourite meals for enjoyment at a time that suites you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea can be taken indoors or out, and selected drinks are included. 

River House Villa

Matetsi River House has two generous main bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Two smaller children’s rooms are interconnected and have a shared bathroom. 

River House Villa AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • High tea on offer
  • Horse riding
  • Sunset cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 15 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $715 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $510 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $715 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 06 Jan 2017 $750 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 07 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $530 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $750 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $530 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $750 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Monique Wilson

Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

"The spectacular 4 bedroom sole-use Matetsi River House is geared towards multigenerational family travel seeking the ultimate exclusive safari experience. To ensure a tailor-made safari unlike any other & the very most intimate wilderness experience on offer – a complement of staff including a dedicated guide, private vehicle, chef & butler is provided for guests booking this sole-use luxury villa"



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