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&Beyond Matetsi River Lodge

Offering a unique combination of rich wildlife viewing and scenic Victoria Falls experiences, &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge is set on a massive concession that boasts 15km (9 miles) of private Zambezi River frontage.

Situated within 40 km (25 miles) of the Victoria Falls, the reserve’s unique location means that guests also have convenient and easy access to the magnificent sights and variety of adrenalin adventures available at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nestled on an exclusive stretch of the Zambezi River, &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge celebrates the region’s fascinating heritage with authentic features and effortlessly combines them with light and airy contemporary interiors. Designed to make the most of the reserve’s spectacular views, the lodge’s two camps, of just nine suites each, are complimented by tranquil guest areas.

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About the Lodge

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Why Visit 

  • Situated just 40 kilometres (24 miles) above the Victoria Falls, you will have easy access to this iconic destination’s array of adventures.
  • Enjoy an exclusive 15 kilometre (9 mile) stretch of private Zambezi River frontage
  • You will be spoilt for choice at the wonderful selection of land and water-based safaris.
  • Discover the wonders of the Zambezi River on sundowner boat cruises, canoeing or fishing adventures.
  • Encounter large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as an assortment of plains game and predators on a 50 000 ha private wildlife concession.
  • Matetsi Private Game Reserve offers some of the finest safari guides in Zimbabwe and boasts legendary local hospitality.
  • Take in the exceptional views of the Zambezi River from the comfort of your suite

Climate 

Summer (November to March)
Average daily temperature: 30°C / 86°F

Winter (April to October)
Average daily temperature: 20°C / 68°F

Fast Facts

  • BEST TIME TO TRAVELYear-round. The best game viewing can be experienced from March to the end of September.
  • RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDRENThis is the perfect destination for families to reconnect, with two family suites catering for children and a fun-filled WILDChild program to keep the little ones entertained.
  • GUEST SAFETYThe lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • LODGE AMENITIES18 suites, 2 family suites, Safari Shop, fitness centre, massage sala, conference facility, rim-flow swimming pool and an exclusive wine cellar.
  • LANGUAGESThe official language of Zimbabwe is English. Other languages spoken include Ndebele and Shona.
  • WILDLIFELarge herds of elephant and buffalo, kudu, sable and roan antelope, hippo, lion, leopard, African wild dog, spotted hyena and 366 bird species.
  • CURRENCYUS Dollars

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Activities

Embark on once-in-a-lifetime adventures, from big game safaris, sundowner boat cruises and canoe excursions on a 15km (9 mile) private stretch of the Zambezi River, to exploring Victoria Falls in true &Beyond style.

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Activities

  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Sundowner boat cruise on private stretch of Zambezi River
  • Canoe excursions
  • Tiger fishing in the Zambezi
  • Bush walks
  • &Beyond Tour of the Falls
  • WILDChild activities for families
  • Flight of the Angels (scenic flight over Victoria Falls)
  • A myriad of adrenaline adventures at Victoria Falls
Learn More about Matetsi River Lodge
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    Immerse yourself in the rhythm of river life from the morning you open your eyes with luxurious suites set in the shade of the riverside trees.

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    True African hospitality lies at the core of &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge.

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