Matetsi Water Lodge

Matetsi Water Lodge

Value of Project: $4 million
Size: 2,500sqm
Completion: 1996

Inspired by colonial nostalgia and the Victorian railroad station built in 1905, this oasis in the vast Zambezi National Park not only serves as a successful example of ecotourism but one with grass roots economic development.

Materials such as bricks are manufactured locally by residents of the area and traditional sisal, African art and thick timber logs are used.

A cascading, multi-tiered pool at the camp is a contemporary interpretation of nearby Victoria Falls.

“An oasis in the vast Zambezi National Park, the cascading water of the multitiered pool at Matesi Safari Camp is a contemporary interpretation of nearby Victoria falls”
Bibi Jordan, Safari Chic, Thames and Hudson

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