One of Victoria Falls’ top and most luxurious lodges – Matetsi combines luxury safari with a Vic Falls experience to offer the best of both worlds. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River in pristine wilderness amid colossal baobab trees. Striking architecture and slick service sets family - owned Matetsi River Lodge apart from the rest. Unwind in luxurious river-facing suites with private plunge pools between a huge array of activities.
Matetsi River Lodge was transformed from a classic Zimbabwean establishment into an architectural wonder, blending seamlessly into the surrounding natural environment. Glass- fronted suites, complete with wooden viewing decks epitomize the modern luxury safari experience as we know it. The interior of the rooms comprises of elegant stylish decor and the use of traditional natural materials is evident. Air-conditioned and spacious, the suites include beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers and imposing bathtub, as well as safes, tea and coffee making facilities and a well - stocked mini fridge. Matetsi accommodation leaves nothing to be desired.
The river and the reserve form the basis for lodge activities which incorporate sundowner cruises, canoeing, fishing trips and game drives. Species that inhabit the area include elephant, buffalo, sable antelope, lion, hyena and leopard. Interpretive guided walks with professional guides are a highlight at Matetsi.
Access to the main lodge areas is made possible by a series of winding sandy walkways which culminate in an open plan lounge -cum dining area complete with an all-copper designed bar perfect for guests wanting to enjoy sundowners after the heat of the day begins to wane.
Divided into two camps of 9 suites each alongside each side of the private River House , one finds an exceptionally well-stocked wine cellar further enhanced by an extensive collection of diecast toys. Private dinners in the wine cellar can be arranged beforehand at time of booking.
A 25m infinity pool overlooking the river, an on-site spa, and a well - equipped gym centre is available for utilization by guests.
The lodge is just 40 kms from Victoria Falls, and it is possible to arrange some of the more extreme adrenalin- filled activities from here such as white- water rafting, bungee jumps or helicopter flights, but these will be charged separately.
For wine connoisseurs a private dinner in the impressive wine cellar is called for.
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