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Matetsi Private Game Reserve Zambezi River, Victoria Falls 4001 Zimbabwe
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Matetsi Victoria Falls
Updated 04/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 47 Specialty lodging in Victoria Falls
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5-Star rated Matetsi Victoria Falls on the pristine 55 000 hectare Matetsi Private Game Reserve, offers a safari oasis that combines an exceptional wildlife experience and 15km (9.3 miles) of private Zambezi River frontage with easy access to the majestic Victoria Falls. Matetsi Private Game Reserve pays homage to the wonderfully rich cultural heritage of Zimbabwe by showcasing a vibrant theme of wood and copper, the “red gold” of the country’s historical mining industry, throughout the spectacular interiors of Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House. Splashes of bright blue remind guests of the rushing waters of the Zambezi River. Guests staying at Matetsi River Lodge and Matetsi River House have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive Boutique, a fitness studio, massage sala and boardroom. A 20 meter long, rim-flow swimming pool stretches along the riverbank, while an exclusive wine cellar boasts eye-level views of the Zambezi River.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Kids club
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Matetsi Private Game Reserve Zambezi River, Victoria Falls 4001 Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls Airport27 miSee all flights
Livingstone Airport21 miSee all flights
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Nic wrote a review Jan 3
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My wife and I were fortunate to have experienced the “Matetsi Magic” during our 4 night stay at this magnificent 55000ha game reserve, located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, 35km from the world renowned Victoria Falls. Our highlights included game drives with experienced and knowledgeable trackers and rangers, who never disappointed. Along with the usual plain species, sightings included numerous elephant, sable antelope and a breeding herd of 1000 Cape buffalo. Incredible food and wine served by knowledgeable and attentive staff, on the banks of the Zambezi or in the privacy of your chalet. Generous, private luxury chalet accommodation, each having its own rim-flow pool, overlooking the river. Magnificent bird life, including rare species, easily observed along the paths and from your chalet. Awesome sunset cruises with sundowners on the Zambezi, with attentive guides and the opportunity to enjoy the sunset; observe water birds and game and even try your hand at fishing for the iconic tiger fish. Matetsi is in a class of its own in the highly competitive world of luxury safari experiences. Keep up “Matetsi Magic” Nic and Astrid Louw Cape Town
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris M wrote a review Dec 2021
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I was blessed to experience the whole 55000hectares of Matetsi as their only guest 😊. They spoilt me rotten with the perfect service, gourmet meals, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and sightings of all the Big4. It was a truly magical experience. It was a perfect balance of privacy for my solocation and warmth from the Matetsi family… exactly what my soul needed. The guides are really knowledgeable and patient, my personal Butler Obie❤️ was superb… an experience I would do over #matetsimagic💫
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 11, 2021
Dear Christine, we are so so glad you were still able to visit us during these strange times. Our team absolutley loved sharing the Matetsi Magic with you - it fills our hearts with joy to know that you enjoyed every element of it. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here on Tripadvisor. It means the world to us. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards, Sara & the whole Matetsi family
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Rachel L wrote a review Dec 2021
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Spent a wonderful birthday weekend at Matetsi. Staff were flawless in their attentiveness and professionalism. We visit a lot of lodges and this was definitely a special treat. Food was fantastic, guides very knowledgeable. Would recommend the “cellar lunch”. Rooms absolutely beautiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded Dec 11, 2021
Dear Rachel, we were delighted that you chose to celebrate your birthday weekend here at Matetsi Victoria Falls. Our team loved creating moments of Matetsi Magic for you. Your complements to our team, on our food, guiding and accommodation are so appreciated. It's feedback like this that keeps us striving for excellence, so thank you so much for taking your time to share on Tripadvisor. Sending warmest regards from the banks of the Zambezi, Sara & the Matetsi family
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Jessica Z wrote a review Dec 2021
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For me, Matetsi is southern Africa’s Garden of Eden. From the moment we were picked up from the airstrip, I was engulfed by the peace of the pristine bush, and on arrival at the camp, the warmest of welcomes awaited us. My room was pure luxury, and attention to detail – from the kikois on the towel rail to the ‘night time survival box’ – was delightful. With my very own stretch of the Mighty Zambezi, I could have stayed on my terrace watching the bird show all day, but for the lure of magical game drives, boat trips and sundowners. The team was entirely efficient and graceful. We spent many happy moments with our guides, Jonathan and Ophy, who shared so much of their vast knowledge. And it was incredibly exciting to hear about all the conservation and education projects going on behind the scenes at Matetsi. From the kitchen came many splendours, like kudu tataki. A view of the Zambezi with a Tanganda and fresh croissant is my new favourite way to start the day. What will life be after Matetsi? Thank you to the whole Matetsi family for sharing your piece of paradise with us and for making our time so special. We will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded Dec 11, 2021
Dear Jessica, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with fellow travellers here on Tripadvisor. As well as striving for an overall exceptional guest experience, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and are delighted that many of our little touches made such a positive impact on your stay. We can't wait to welcome you back to "Africa's Garden of Eden" for many more happy moments. Best wishes from the whole Matetsi family!
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Ruzanne M wrote a review Nov 2021
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Gorgeous paradise on Zambezi,close to Vic Falls. Bungalows are spacious and equipped with all the necessary amenities. Nature wild and beautiful. And last but not least, the staff are very professional and helpful,they welcome guests and make them feel at home as part of their Matetsi family. Thank you Matetsi River Lodge family
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 11, 2021
Dear Ruzanne, thank you! Our whole team so appreciate this feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our piece of paradise one of these days. Best wishes from your Matetsi family! P.S. Thank you for posting the great wildlife photos here! :) So wonderful to see the experience through your lense.
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PRICE RANGE
$1,618 - $2,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
matetsi private game reserve hotel victoria falls
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matetsi Victoria Falls
What are some of the property amenities at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Matetsi Victoria Falls have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Matetsi Victoria Falls have airport transportation?
Yes, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Matetsi Victoria Falls have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Matetsi Victoria Falls accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.