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Matetsi Victoria Falls

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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
  • Paid 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.
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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 46 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 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 airport transportation
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
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
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Minibar
Walk-in shower
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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Matetsi Private Game Reserve Zambezi River, Victoria Falls 4001 Zimbabwe
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Frances & Charles Pickering wrote a review Apr 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe22 contributions
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Our stay at Matetsi was way too short but we have rebooked for October 2021. The accommodation, staff, food were excellent. The trip to the cellar was a very special touch. You really feel like royalty and nothing is too much trouble. The scenery is breathtaking and reminded me so much of Out of Africa - just waiting for Robert Redford to make a visit ! Thank you Matetsi.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: We were in room 11 which was wonderful but with a little walk to the main area.
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Frances and Charles, We are so glad that you've had a chance to visit our beautiful corner of Zimbabwe, explore the breathtaking landscapes and discover our cellar. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences on Tripadvisor - it means a lot to our whole team. I'm sorry that Robert Redford didn't join you for a sundowner in the bush. :) Maybe next time! We really look forward to welcoming you back in October! Best regards, Sara Gardiner Co-founder
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Elizabeth wrote a review Mar 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
Beautiful, tranquil, breathtaking, serene, elegant; can all be used to describe this gorgeous place. Amazing friendly staff, views to die for and scrumptious meals, I shed a tear when I left. MAGNIFICENT!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Chiedza, Hello from the banks of the Zambezi river! We are SO glad that you enjoyed your holiday with your Bae. :) Your feedback really warmed our hearts (and brought a happy tear to my eye!). Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of this beautiful part of the world - we really appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back and sharing more of the Matetsi Magic with you! Warmest regards, Sara Gardiner Co-founder
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Fotini wrote a review Mar 2021
Lusaka, Zambia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Matetsi is an all round incredible experience. From the warm hospitality of all the staff the moment you arrive, to the exquisite food, to the flawless rooms with the most breathtaking view! To activities which are all awesome experiences. I don't think anyone could ever get enough of Matetsi - it is truly a unique experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Fotini, Greetings from Matetsi Victoria Falls! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with fellow travellers on Tripadvisor. Your kinds words about your experience here and the warm hospitality of our team really does mean the world to us. We look forward to welcoming you back one of these days! Warm Regards, Sara Gardiner Co-founder
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lovetogoonvacations wrote a review Jan 2021
Jamestown, Rhode Island51 contributions81 helpful votes
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My family stayed here for a few nights when visiting Victoria Falls in early June, 2018. I would be just repeating all the other reviewers by saying how incredibly fabulous this place is, so instead I will just say, I am so mad we had not planned on staying here longer! We did not stay here long enough (3 days/2 nights).... It is fabulous in every way.....sleeping and dining right on the Zambezi River was just magical. The only slight criticism I will mention is when we were there it was cold once the sun went down (high 40’sF), and because the meals are served outside along the Zambezi River, we were very cold one night while eating dinner, especially since we had been outside on a safari for the three hours before. They do have fires lit by your table which are awesome (great atmosphere), but it might make sense to have a few gas heaters for the few nights that get that cold during the winter. Otherwise everything was PERFECT! The safaris were amazing, the staff was wonderful and the setting is just incredible. Ask for Jonathan and Brian to take you out on safaris. Incredibly professional. Loved, loved this place. GO!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sara Gardiner, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello from Matetsi Victoria Falls! (And apologies for the delayed reply! Time does fly on the banks of the Zambezi!) It's feedback like this that motivates us to keeping doing what we do, sharing the Matetsi Magic. Thank you so much for sharing the feedback around the chilly temperatures! Constructive feedback like this helps us strive for excellence in each element of our guests' experience. You'll be delighted to hear that we do have gas heaters now for those colder evenings. Sending warmest wishes from Jonathan, Brian and the whole team at Matetsi! We hope to welcome you back here one day - for a little longer stay ;) Best regards, Sara Gardiner Co-founder
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Clarehbennett wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The most beautiful lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi! Secluded, private suites with a spectacular view of the river - perfect romantic getaway. Great service from the team and delicious meals. Oh, AND you get to choose your own exclusive wine from the wine cellar!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jono Hudson, Owner at Matetsi Victoria Falls
Responded Sep 28, 2020
Dear Clare, Greetings from Matetsi! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay with us at Matetsi Victoria Falls and for taking your time to share your experience with us and many other travelers. Thank you for your kind words regarding our private wine selection, the meals and service and your wildlife experiences provided by our team to which I will convey your appreciation. Thank you once again for your kind feedback, hoping to see you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards, Jono Hudson General Manager
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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 a fireplace.
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 and a 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.
Are any cleaning services offered at Matetsi Victoria Falls?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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.