Matetsi River Lodge

Luxury Family Suite

Ideal for families, your Matetsi River Lodge Family suite will become your home-away-from-home on the banks of the Zambezi.

Specially designed family accommodation, welcome home.

Matetsi Victoria Falls offers the ideal combination of family safari activities, Victoria Falls excursions and relaxation for your family holiday. Here you and your family will be looked after by our incredible team, including your own personal butler.

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 with a sumptuous king-size bed and a twin bedded room for children up to age 16. The two rooms are both air-conditioned, en-suite and connected via an enclosed passageway offering convenient and secure access to loved ones. The private outdoor terrace area, with private plunge pool, offers inspiring views of the Zambezi river.

Spacious guest areas on the eastern and western sides of the lodge feature indoor and outdoor living spaces, stunning copper bar, an interactive kitchen, covered and al fresco dining areas, as well as a boma. Evenings with blazing fire bowls and lanterns create an atmosphere of connection and togetherness under starlit skies.

Details & Amenities

  • Spacious ~2,000 sq ft family suite
  • Air-conditioned
  • Sumptuous super king-sized bed
  • Two 3/4 beds in children’s room
  • Private plunge pool and deck area
  • Indoor & outdoor seating areas
  • Large circular bathtub
  • Indoor and outdoor rain showers
  • Views of the Zambezi River
  • Option of private in-room dining
  • A wide range of guest facilities including lap pool, fitness studio, library / boardroom, shopping boutique & wine cellar

Stay inclusions

  • Luxury private family suite accommodation on a fully inclusive basis
  • Personal butler service
  • Exquisite meals
  • Extensive selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary laundry
  • Safari activities including game drives
  • Birdwatching
  • Sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Amateur fishing
  • Guided walking tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Luxury return transfer service to/from Matetsi from/to within the Victoria Falls area

Kindly note, the above are our standard stay inclusions. If you’re visiting us on a special offer, your stay inclusions may vary. Please see the specific offer terms and conditions for further details.

Where you will be located


We’ve compiled a few hand-picked highlights here to help to ensure your ideal experience, and with extra benefits.

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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Outside view of a lovely suite at Matetsi Victoria Falls

Exclusive Use

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.

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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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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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