Africa in Luxury at Matetsi River Lodge

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Do you want some luxury accomm with your dusty African safari? Matetsi River Lodge at Victoria Falls has just undergone a high end rebuild.

For those who like the finer things in life along with their unique nature and wildlife experience, the newly rebuilt  Matetsi River Lodge near Victoria Falls should be high on your list of stays.

After a multi-million dollar rebuild, the lodge situated on a 50,000 hectare private wildlife concession on the Zambezi River is a luxuriously appointed place to stay after a day of incredible wildlife viewing.

The Lodge consists of two camps of nine suites each, including a family suite at each camp. Matetsi is decorated with traditional abstract carvings of wood and stone and features a strong copper theme in homage to the mineral riches of the region. The lodge boasts a generous Safari Shop and state-of-the-art gym, as well as a massage sala and conference facility. A 20-meter-long (66-foot-long) rim flow swimming pool stretches along the river’s bank.


Located on one of the largest wildlife concessions in the area, &Beyond Matetsi claims the most rich and exclusive game viewing experience in Victoria Falls. Extensive planning and reserve management has taken place on the concession for almost two years, encouraging wildlife to thrive in this ideal riverside location. A diverse range of habitats is home to an extensive number of species. The wildlife population has also benefitted from increased security efforts, with both armed National Parks staff and privately sourced employees being utilised for anti-poaching patrols.

Consistent sightings of zebra, giraffe and buffalo, as well as the big herds of elephant, are what this location isrenowned for. Wild dogs and hyena are spotted on a regular basis and large prides of lion have made the reserve their home. Cheetah, leopard, sable and roan antelope are also among the species seen at Matetsi.

With the lodge situated in close proximity to the World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls, a complementary tour of the Falls is included in the rate for a stay of two nights or more at andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge.