Perfectly in tune with Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine habitats, the exclusive andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge offers a safari oasis. The lodge 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. Splashes of bright blue remind guests of the rushing waters of the Zambezi River.
Matetsi River Lodge showcases two intimate camps of just nine river-facing suites each, including two family suites. Each camp features its own guest area with a variety of dining spaces, an interactive kitchen, a convivial bar area and an al fresco area that encircles a blazing fire bowl. Each of the nine spacious suites, at the two intimate camps, are encased in local and repurposed materials that reference the ancient fishing and basket-weaving traditions of the region. The clean lines of the interiors are softened by authentic craft pieces and curated natural objects. A lovely ensuite bathroom boasts indoor and outdoor showers as well as a deep circular bath, which looks out over the Zambezi. A private veranda offers a refreshing plunge pool and a comfortable sitting area that overlooks the river.
The standard rooms have showers and the two presidential elephant suites have bathtubs and showers. The main area of the Lodge has a cool and comfortable seating area with tea and coffee served all day. Ivory’s bar has a wide selection of beverages, alcoholic and non alcoholic. The newly thatched central dining area, bar and library command great views of the waterhole and overlook the swimming pool which is a welcome haven from the mid-day heat. Wireless is available at the library for all of our Lodge guests.
|Bird watching||Tour of Vic Falls|
|Bungee jumping||Walking safaris|
|Game drives||Gorge swing|
|Horseback safaris||White water rafting|
|Sunrise/sunset boat cruises||Microlight flights|
Matetsi River Lodge is a fantastic destination for group and family travel. The lodge’s two family suites each consist of an adult’s room joined to a children’s room by a passageway; offering convenient access to loved ones. Each suite features two ensuite bathrooms, a private veranda and a sparkling plunge pool. Guests can also enjoy the use of the exclusive &Beyond Matetsi River House, a 4-bedroomed sole-use villa that is perfect for multigenerational travel.
As with all of our lodges, your children will have the opportunity to embark on our very exciting WILDCHILD programme, which is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Little ones can enjoy adventures such as learning to make a fishing rod, fishing and baking biscuits in an interactive kitchen.
“These are the most luxurious accomodations I’ve ever experienced. The bathroom itself is apartment sized, and for our anniversary the staff prepared a bubble bath filled with flowers and champagne on ice. The service was impeccable throughout our stay. There is a beautiful bedroom, an outdoor shower, a veranda, and a private plunge pool. I cannot say enough about how beautiful these accomodations were. Stay here if you are in Zimbabwe and enjoy luxury as well as game drives.” –Peggyels
“We visited Matetsi in April 2011 on our way to the Victoria Falls and were completely taken by the hospitality and accommodation.The game drives at dawn and dusk were the “real thing” and the dinners on the banks of the great Zambezi, under the African stars,were magnificent. The accommodation in a “royal” hut included a private plunge pool on the banks of the river and was served on the porch in the company of our faithful monkey visitors! (not to worry,they are quite harmless!)” –pafsanias
“There is nothing more magical than the Zambezi, and no better place to sleep than a lodge on its banks. Great for breathtaking river views and leisurely meals on the river banks. We took a river cruise from the lodge. We left in daylight and saw game on the river banks. We came back after sunset and saw the most amazing shades of purple, orange and pink dance on the water.”-Consigliera-S
Let the adventure begin!