On-going Conservation Efforts

As part of our commitment to preserve the 55,000-hectare pristine wilderness that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve, annually we maintain fire breaks through controlled burns in order to minimize the spread of bush fires. This is hard work for our conservation team, and so we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their tireless efforts.

Conservation manager, Ian, and his team also assisted a local conservation group with the removal of a snare from a warthog, that had been sighted on property.

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Quality Assurance Manager

Sara Ellis

Sara Ellis is an incredibly dedicated and hard working member of our Matetsi family. Having been our Head Pastry Chef for over four years, Sara transitioned to her role of Quality Assurance Manager in early 2022, bringing with her a wealth of experience and an unparalleled attention to detail. Sara works primarily behind the scenes, supporting all departments to ensure that the Matetsi Magic shines through brightly in every one of our guest’s stays with us.

Sara holds a Cordons Bleus Grande Diploma from Silwood School of Cookery, Cape Town, and has worked at some exceptional Southern African establishments, including Ellerman House and Singita Pamushana, as well as on private yachts.

Sara is mother to two wonderful boys, wife of our Executive Chef, Shane Ellis, and an individual who shows great commitment not just to Matetsi Victoria Falls, but also to our local community in many ways, including standing on the Parents’ Association and driving fundraising initiatives for a local primary school.

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