The Matetsi Retreat

Enjoy the freedom of time and space on Matetsi Private Game Reserve with this extended stay in one of the few true wilderness environments left on earth.

What's on offer

Stay for 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights while experiencing the ultimate retreat with a combination of tranquil Zambezi river, exclusive safari and spectacular Victoria Falls. The Matetsi Retreat includes a complimentary 60-minute relaxing massage.

This offer also includes our Signature Helicopter Experience – a helicopter flight along the Zambezi river, over the Falls, landing in Victoria Falls town to then go on and enjoy your guided walking tour of the Falls.

This offer includes:

2 Free Nights

When staying 7 nights, enjoy 2 on us.

Signature Helicopter Experience

A complimentary “Flight of the Angels”, a once in a lifetime experience.

Complimentary Massage

1x 60 Minute complimentary massage per guest.

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for all new standard rate bookings for travel  from 08 January 2023 to 07 January 2024.
  • Long Stay offers may not be combined. However, this may be combined with the Honeymoon offer.
  • This offer is not valid for any Zimbabwean or SADC special rates.
  • Not valid for River House Private Villa.

Online Reservations

For direct online bookings and live availability.

Traveller Enquiry

Your stay tailor-made by our reservations team.
Camp Manager

Caroline Yotamu

Zimbabwean born, Caroline joined the Matetsi Victoria Falls family as Camp Manager in mid-2022, and she thrives on going the extra mile for our guest experience. Caroline brings with her a breadth of experience from 5* luxury properties across South Africa, including, Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, Karkloof Safari Villas, Thanda Private Game Reserve and the Oyster Box, as well as from managing Asilia Africa’s flagship Naboisho Camp in Kenya.

Caroline holds a Diploma in Hospitality Management from the International Hotel School, and is studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Hospitality Operations Management through the same institution. After many years of working abroad, Caroline and her husband Eric (who manages a property in the neighbouring Zambezi National Park) are delighted to be back in Zimbabwe, and in their free time they love bird watching. 

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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