Highly acclaimed for exquisite distinctly African contemporary interiors, Matetsi Victoria Falls, is very much in keeping with its natural surrounds. Polished earth finishes, lustrous hand-beaten local copper detailing, and seamless flows between interior and exterior living spaces. The theme of 'Life on the River', as conceptualised by our Zimbabwean architectural designer, comes through subtly with clay-pot down lighters, fish-trap inspired features and custom works by local artisans.
Our exclusive-use 4-bedroomed private villa, positioned within the vast Matetsi Private Game Reserve, close to Victoria Falls, offers the ideal home-away-from-home for families or friends travelling together. Here you’ll be looked after by a dedicated team, including private chef and butler. A private safari vehicle is at your disposal, with your personal guide and tracker ensuring a tailor-made safari experience.
Our River Lodge Family Suites, which have been specifically designed with families in mind, offer the ideal family accommodation in the Victoria Falls area. Each family suite consists of a master suite and children’s room connected via an enclosed passageway offering convenient and secure access. Our incredible team and your personal butler will ensure you feel right at home on the banks of the Zambezi river.
Our Matetsi River Lodge suites, overlooking a private section of the Zambezi, offer you the ultimate in peace and tranquility. Situated within the vast Matetsi Private Game Reserve, close to Victoria Falls, these suites offer the most exclusive experience within the destination. Your personal butler, along with our dedicated team, will make sure your every need is taken care of.
Matetsi Victoria Falls can be booked on a full or part exclusive-use basis, depending on your requirements. In both cases, you will have a private guest area and will be looked after by a dedicated team, including manager, chefs, butlers and personal guides and trackers to ensure a tailor-made experience. Both options are available for day and week-long buyouts subject to availability.
Our full exclusive-use option includes a buyout of the whole lodge, private access to the 136,000-acre wilderness area that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve and 9 miles of Zambezi river frontage.
Our part exclusive-use option, gives you private access to the Matetsi Victoria Falls western guest area, creating your own exclusive camp on the banks of the Zambezi.
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.