Bush walks and guided 4x4 game drives in the Matetsi Reserve offer the chance to see elephants, lions, hyenas, crocs, kudu, sable as well as various bird species (366) and roan antelope. Despite this list, we’ve heard that game viewing can be quite limited (especially for experienced safari-goers). However, we still consider it a top Victoria Falls location for those who want that authentic bush setting close to the Victoria Falls.
What we love about Matetsi Victoria Falls is that you can balance out your experience with some water-based activities. Fishing trips, sundowner cruises, and kayaking, all take place from the lodge with an experienced Zimbabwean guide. You can do as little or as much as you like, customising your days to your perfection, and asking our Siyabona Africa Destination Specialists to help you plan ahead.
One of the highlights of Matetsi Victoria Falls is that it is just 30 minutes’ drive from Victoria Falls. For a change in pace, this legendary hotspot offers up its own extensive activity menu, including those legendary ‘Flight of the Angels’ helicopter flights, bungee jumping, gorge swinging, and river rafting. For those wanting to tone it down slightly, opt for a guided tour of the falls or a cultural experience at one of the local communities nearby.
Matetsi Victoria Falls boasts an intriguing, private wine cellar, where you can unwind after a long day and savour a few favourites from the owner’s private collection. If you’re big on wine, try a cognac, brandy or something with bubbles. On that note, you can easily set aside an entire day for relaxation at this lodge, adding in a visit to the spa. There is a generous selection of holistic treatments and massages using all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients and essential oils.