Matetsi River Lodge

The Matetsi Rover Lodge and Matetsi River House are set on a private stretch of the Zambezi River in the Matetsi Private Game Reserve. The incredibly beautiful and luxurious Lodge offers guests a unique, first class experience all within natural surroundings and just 40km from Victoria Falls. The two sites have their own private areas but do share some central facilities. Steeped in luxury and total comfort this 5* lodge ticks all the boxes and will make your stay here unforgettable.

Why we love Matetsi River Lodge!

Team to visit in 2019/2020

Fast Facts


Victoria Falls


22 rooms

Avg. room price

$776 (pppn)

Great for

5* luxury stay

Children welcome

Yes of all ages


All year

Ideal length of stay

3-4 nights





Lodge Key Features

Memorable Culinary Experiences

Although you can enjoy private dining in your own space with private chefs, guests can also enjoy dinner in the open planned structures in the main area or indulge in a traditional African dining experience at the Boma. The head chef will tickle those taste-buds with exquisite meals using fresh and local produce. With both international and local cuisines on offer there is something for everyone to enjoy, and for those with any dietaries they will cater to all your needs.

Matetsi House

The accommodation at Mateti is high end and luxurious, decorated with warm colours, fitting in perfectly with the backdrop. If you want full privacy and seclusion there is the Matetsi River House, a 4 bedroom villa with its very own kitchen, indoor and outdoor living and dining areas and your very own private pool. You also get your own private vehicle complete with a guide and tracker. A private chef and butler add to this wonderful experience that is tailor made for each of its guests.

Activities for the whole family

As well as getting the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent Victoria Falls guests have the wonderful opportunity of also getting the chance to explore the Matetsi Private Game Reserve. The guides will take you on an unforgettable journey, be in on foot, by vehicle or by boat or canoe. There are a number of activities to enjoy in house with lots of wildlife to see. The lodge also caters to families and children can enjoy their own activities or if you wish to leave them at the lodge whilst you head on an adventure or even to the spa, there are minders who will keep them entertained whilst you relax and make the most of the excursions.

Client Reviews

  • Extraordinary! A very special place.

    The superlatives just keep coming when talking about Matetsi. You become part of the Matetsi Family.The staff are friendly , thoughtful and anticipate your every need. You only need to express a preference once.You know everyone and they know you.
    The accommodation is a bungalow with a bath the size of a small pool, then there is your own plunge pool outside.

    Robert B
  • Wonderful family holiday

    Everything about our trip to Matetsi was special. Without exception the staff were superb. Nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the River House which is a beautiful property on the banks of the Zambezi. Our game drives were amazing, many thanks to Reuben and Gift. We would return in a heartbeat.

    Janet and David W
  • Sitting in private infinity pool, watching the elephants walk by with a glass of wine…

    Even after extensive travels all over Africa, Matetsi really stands out as a once in a lifetime experience. From the staff who know you by name, to the exquisitely designed rooms, to the privacy of your plunge pool to the perfect food, it is really the most romantic and beautiful place I have ever been. Every element of the design is just perfect, from the beautiful standing bathtub to the serene outdoor shower to the cozy room patio.


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