Perfectly in tune with Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine habitats, the exclusive &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House offer 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 &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House. Splashes of bright blue remind guests of the rushing waters of the Zambezi River, while traditional abstract carvings and local artworks complement the natural and contemporary atmosphere of the reserve’s safari lodge and sole-use villa. Guests staying at &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive Safari Shop, a fitness centre, massage sala and conference facility. 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.
&BEYOND MATETSI RIVER LODGE
Showcasing two intimate camps of just nine river-facing suites each, including two interleading family suites; the lodge is ideal for families and groups to reconnect, explore and unwind. 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.
&BEYOND MATETSI RIVER HOUSE
Guests can enjoy the exclusivity of Matetsi River House, a 4-bedroomed sole-use villa that is perfect for multigenerational travel. This private villa boasts two rooms with lovely ensuite bathrooms as well as two interleading children’s rooms with an ensuite bathroom. Matetsi River House has its own kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a veranda overlooking the Zambezi and a sparkling pool. It also comes with a complement of staff, including a dedicated guide, private vehicle, chef and butler, ensuring a tailor-made safari unlike any other.
Road transfers from Victoria Falls, Livingstone Airport (Zambia) or Kasane (Botswana)
Victoria Falls International Airport
45km / 1 hour
Livingstone International Airport
61km + Border Crossing
Kasane International Airport
45km / 1½ hours + Border Crossing
Weather and Climate
Average daytime temperatures are 30°C / 86°F in summer and 20°C / 68°F in winter.
Summer: 30°C / 86°F
Winter: 20°C / 68°F
Zimbabwean Dollar. USD is also accepted at the lodge.
Visas and documents
Nationals of other African countries often do not require visas for Zimbabwe. Visitors must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport.