Matetsi Victoria Falls

Exclusive Use

Private access to all that Matetsi Victoria Falls has to offer.

Exclusive use of Matetsi Victoria Falls

Renowned for its contemporary African design and warm authentic hospitality, Matetsi Victoria Falls, positioned on the banks of the Zambezi river, offers the most exclusive experience within the destination.

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. This offering is ideal for those looking for the ultimate exclusive experience close to Victoria Falls.

An exclusive use buy-out is also ideal for a large group travelling together. Combined, the suites can accommodate up to 36 adults, or up to 43 guests (including at least 7 children up to age 16). A supplement can be applied should use of the River House private villa be included in the booking in order to accommodate additional guests, with a total of up to 44 adults, or up to 51 guests (including at least 7 children up to age 16).

Details & Amenities

  • 16 spacious ~1,000 sq ft air-conditioned suites
  • 2 spacious ~2,000 sq ft air-conditioned family suites
  • Sumptuous super king-sized beds or twin ¾ beds (as preferred)
  • Each suite has a private plunge pool and deck area, indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Each en-suite bathroom has large circular bathtub and indoor and outdoor rain showers
  • Beautiful views of the Zambezi river
  • Private use of the Matetsi Victoria Falls guest areas
  • Private use of a range of guest facilities including lap pool, fitness studio, library / boardroom, shopping boutique & wine cellar
  • Private access to the 136,000-acre Matetsi Private Game Reserve
  • Private safari vehicles

Stay inclusions

  • Luxury private suite accommodation (up to 16 suites and 2 family suites) on a fully inclusive basis
  • Exquisite meals
  • Extensive selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages
  • Private use of Matetsi Victoria Falls guest areas, including recreational area with lap pool
  • Dedicated team of staff, including manager, chefs and butlers
  • Complimentary laundry
  • Private Safari Vehicles
  • Safari activities including game drives & optional safari walks
  • Birdwatching
  • Sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Amateur fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Guided walking tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Private luxury return transfer service to/from Matetsi from/to within the Victoria Falls area


Please do familiarise yourself with our child policy if you’re travelling with children, age restrictions do apply on certain activities. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you require any additional information.

Kindly note that the full buy-out does not include use of the Matetsi River House private villa by default and can be included at a supplement.

Where you will be located

Luxury is the freedom of choice​

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Private Villa

If you’re in search of exclusivity and privacy, Matetsi River House epitomises the luxury of space for you, with family or friends.

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Part Exclusive Use

Matetsi Victoria Falls on a part exclusive-use basis, gives you private access to the Matetsi Victoria Falls western guest area and up to seven suites, including one family suite.

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Exceptional experiences in a remarkable destination.

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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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