What does Matetsi Mean? The word Matetsi is the local name of a blue-green algae that grows in water supplies that are the most favourable for wildlife to drink, defining it as one of Mother Nature’s life-giving sources. Where does the name Matetsi originate from? The story goes that a very long time ago the […]
A travel diary entry from Hayley Walls (Director of Sales & Marketing, Matetsi Victoria Falls)
We recently launched a once-in-a-lifetime combination offer between Matetsi Victoria Falls and Angama Mara in Kenya. This 7-night Southern and East Africa itinerary offers up to 50% off and here are just some of the highlights of the trip: Walk through the spray of the Victoria Falls One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the […]
Happy New Year! Compliments of the New Season! We hope that you had a wonderful festive season and that 2021 brings glad tidings to all. As 2020 drew to a close, we reflected on our achievements, including (but not limited to!) being voted Top 25 in Africa in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, […]
BirdLife South Africa’s 36th Annual Birding Big Day took place on Saturday 28 November 2020 and (although we are not in South Africa) we held our own Birding Big Day 2020 on property at Matetsi Private Game Reserve with both our team and guests taking part. Nature provided an overcast day, which meant even at […]
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Today on World Animal Day 2020, we would like to shine a light on the amazing work that Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ) […]
Over the last few weeks, some of our team have joined the Greenline Africa Trust team, assisting with their daily tasks and developing a deeper understanding of the work they are doing and the needs of the communities.
As part of our ongoing conservation work, last week we swept one island in particular which is favored by elephants on the upper Zambezi.
As Zimbabweans, we are blessed with a strong sense of community, a nurtured resilience and a natural hopefulness that will carry us through this. Along with the whole of mankind, these past couple of months have not been “business as usual” for us. Though we are fortunate to be isolated from the worst of the […]
Global Big Day of Birding 2020 on Matetsi Private Game Reserve On Saturday 09 May, six teams went out on a birding mission across Matetsi Private Game Reserve. In total they recorded 106 bird species! And counted well over 500 birds! “I really had fun and learnt so many more birds.” Starting from the lodge, […]