Magnificent Sable Antelope running in the bush at andBeyond Matetsi

Why visit Matetsi Private Game Reserve?

Matetsi Private Game Reserve pays homage to the wonderfully rich cultural heritage of Zimbabwe by showcasing a vibrant theme of wood and copper, the “red gold” of the country’s historical mining industry, throughout the spectacular interiors of &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House. Splashes of bright blue remind guests of the rushing waters of the Zambezi River, while traditional abstract carvings and local artworks

complement the natural and contemporary atmosphere of the reserve’s safari lodge and sole-use villa. Guests staying at &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive Safari Shop, a fitness centre, massage sala and conference facility. A 20 meter long, rim-flow swimming pool stretches along the riverbank, while an exclusive wine cellar boasts eye-level views of the Zambezi River.

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 kilometres stretch of private Zambezi River frontage
  • 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
  • You will be spoilt for choice at the wonderful selection of land and water-based safaris
  • 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


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

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