Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Matetsi Victoria Falls - River House

Style

Easy to Falls for

Setting

Zambezi riverbanks

Bedrooms

4

Fully staffed Matetsi River House in Zimbabwe offers a safari experience like no other, and exclusivity at every turn. The villa itself is deftly designed for indoor-outdoor living, with a private infinity pool on the banks of the Zambezi. All bedrooms have private terraces, and master bedrooms come with outdoor showers, too. Mealtimes are effortlessly taken care of by your chef and butler, and a dedicated tracker and guide will mastermind private safari tours to suit your schedule. Not only are you in the ideal place to spot the Big Five, on a private game reserve, but you’re also on a secluded stretch of the Zambezi. Home to crocodiles and hippos, these waters are only 40 kilometres upstream from the famous falls. Paddle a canoe or board a river cruise for an excursion with a difference. You’re in have-it-all safari territory now.

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First Glance

  • A four-bedroomed villa and pool on the banks of the Zambezi.
  • Lounging and dining spaces indoors and out.
  • All bedrooms have private terraces and ensuite bathrooms.
  • A chef and butler provide three meals a day.
  • The River House has a private safari vehicle, tracker and guide.

Villa highlights

  • Fully staffed private lodge
  • A safari vehicle, tracker and guide to yourselves
  • In a private game reserve near Victoria Falls

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are four double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and private terrace.
  • The two 52sq m master bedrooms are at either side of the property. Each has twin beds that can be made into a king-size double, a freestanding bath tub, twin sinks, and indoor and outdoor showers.
  • The 33sq m bedrooms 3 and 4 have a walk-in shower in the ensuite bathroom.
  • Rooms have a modern southern-African feel with neutral shades, polished concrete floors, dark woods, ceiling fans and carved furniture.

Key kit

  • Fireplace.
  • Outdoor fire pit.
  • WiFi throughout, but don’t expect much of a phone signal.
  • In-room Bluetooth speakers.

Poolside

  • The private 10sq m infinity pool looks out over the Zambezi river.
  • There are steps for getting in and out.

Grounds

  • Matetsi River House lies in the hotel grounds of the Matetsi Victoria Falls safari lodge, between its East and West Camps.
  • It is within the private game reserve, unfenced, so at night, guests are accompanied by staff when outdoors.
  • The property borders the Zambezi river, shaded by acacia trees, with outdoor lounge and dining areas.

Location

  • The River House is in Matetsi Private Game Reserve, near the Zambia, Namibia and Botswana borders.
  • You’re just 40 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, on a private stretch of the Zambezi.
  • Victoria Falls Airport is under an hour’s drive away, or 15 minutes by helicopter.
  • Alternatively, fly to Livingstone (Zambia) or Kasane (Botswana), each an hour away by road.

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