A travel magazine has named one of the Victoria Falls lodges the Number 1 Resort Hotel in Africa.
The Travel + Leasure magazine used the readers’ survey to rank Matetsi Victoria Falls number one on the African continent in its Travel+Leasure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards.
Ratings are based on rooms and facilities, location, service, food, and value.
The family-owned safari lodge situated on the banks of Zambezi River within the 136,000-acre Matetsi Private Game Reserve comprises 16 suites, two family suites, and a private villa.
The Number 1 Resort Hotel in Africa Award coincides with Matetsi’s celebration of years in existence.
Sara Gardiner of Matetsi said the award does not only recognizes the exceptional daily commitment that the entire Matetsi family has to provide remarkable service but also drives us to remain one of the very best resorts in Africa and the world.
“We are so proud that our dream has become a reality and that we are able to encourage travellers and shine a light on Zimbabwean talent with this prestigious award.,” she said.
“It truly means the world to myself, my family and the team. Matetsi Victoria Falls looks forward to continuing to contribute to this important industry and to celebrating many more milestones in the future.”
Matetsi also hosted a celebratory ceremony where dignitaries and stakeholders were invited to share in this momentous occasion.
This included Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism, and Hospitality, Hon Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu, who agreed to share a few words of congratulations with our team and the audience in which he highlighted the importance of such an accolade being bestowed on a property in Zimbabwe.