- The River Club hotel in Livingstone, Victoria Falls is on the banks of the Zambezi River with an outstanding view of one of Zambia’s coveted regions. This farmhouse-turned-hotel is ideally located to experience the grand Victoria Falls and the Zambezi.
- Guestrooms are across its 50 acres of winding gardens, manicured lawns, and lush foliage. Each abode feels like its own secluded hideaway within the riverside vegetation. 11 chalets with each offering superb views of the Zambezi River from your private plunge pool, and breathtaking sunsets each evening.
- The heart of The River Club is its Zambezi House, the restored colonial-style farmhouse. Dine on the expansive terrace with a perfect view of the river. An inviting plunge pool in front of the house overlooks the Zambezi. Take a dip and cool off here during the day, or enjoy a scenic dinner with a view as the sun descends.
- Whether fishing or simply surveying the sights of the river, the pleasures of the Zambezi are well within reach via the lodge’s private boat. On land, try a bit of tennis practice or a game of croquet, or keep up your fitness in the gym and running track around the property.
- The River Club is less than an hour away from Victoria Falls. Visits to local villages, safari game drives, and walks with a private guide are among the many activities to be enjoyed in this splendid region.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Following a leisurely breakfast, don a hat and sunscreen before taking a short stroll down to our boat where The Club’s fishing tackle and bait are ready and waiting. A cooler box is available to quench your thirst with fishing trips returning to The Club before lunch.
In the later afternoon, enjoy a leisurely sundowner cruise up the Zambezi.When the captain sees fit he will switch off the engine and let the boat drift quietly downstream passing the odd elephant, hippo or crocodile and an abundance of colourful bird life. The sunsets are particularly beautiful during the drier months.
Just half an hour’s drive from The River Club are the mighty Victoria Falls. Known by the locals as ‘Mosi–oa-Tunya’ (meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’) as the spray and the sound of the Falls can be seen and heard from many miles away.
Visit an authentic village to experience life as it really is in rural Africa. A short drive takes you to a local village where you will be shown all aspects of African village life. Visits to either Simonga or Sinde Villages allow guests to spend quality time in the environment of these traditional African settlements, meeting local residents and visiting children at their school.
The highlight of a game viewing trip in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is the chance of seeing White Rhino, some of the only remaining in Zambia. The park is home to a wide variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, elephants and buffalo. Drives are approximately three hours long.
Professionally guided canoe safaris take you through the narrow channels on the incredible Zambezi River where you will experience breathtaking scenery and incredible game viewing. With a choice of a half day or full day canoeing excursion, the experience can be as active as you wish.
People travel to Africa from all over the world to see the Schalow’s Loerie and the African Finfoot, residents at The Club. Other birds to try and spot in the area include the African Skimmer and native Fish Eagle whilst the Taita Falcon and Black Eagle can be found in the gorges below the Victoria Falls.
The most scenic bridge dive in the world, bungee jumping at Victoria Falls is high on our list of adventure activities in Livingstone. Take the leap and see the gorge from a different angle.
Get the adrenaline pumping while surfing the rapids of the Zambezi. White water rafting at Victoria Falls is sure to get the heart racing in this unrivalled setting.
In your choice of Microlight or Helicopter, get a bird’s eye view of this expansive natural wonder as you fly over Victoria Falls. This experience is known as the ‘Flight of Angels’ through the ‘smoke that thunders’ and is an opportunity not to be missed.
Take a trip back in time with a historic tour of the bridge at the Falls. There is 100 years of Victorian engineering to uncover and insight into the heart of Cecil John Rhodes’ vision of a Cape to Cairo railway.
There is a tennis court and lovely infinity pool which seems part of the river itself, while a secluded deck with hammocks and loungers provides respite.
The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the town of Livingstone, Zambia and the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. 11 luxury suites (including three with private plunge pools and one 2-bedroom villa), with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their romantic ambience and spectacular views over pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. Each room looks west into the glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath. Soaked in ambiance and history, the restored 1940s Edwardian homestead has a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and veranda where breakfasts and teas are enjoyed. Midday meals are often served in the lush gardens spread out beneath the trees. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) provide alternatives for private dining.
The pool seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. For the energetic, the running track on the secure property and gymnasium and all-weather tennis court are perfect. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Victoria Falls. Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others (extra cost) include white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing, and flights over the Falls. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.
Accommodation is in 10 luxurious cottages including one family room. The rooms are spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, and all have en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. Their originality stems from the fact that one side is completely open to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bath.The latest addition is the Princes Mary Suite, an airy two bedroom house with stunning river views with a private plunge pool, lounge and dining area.
Perfectly positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River, our River Suites offer unimpeded views of the Zambezi River and complete privacy.Open plan and tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood, they have been designed for comfort and complete relaxation.Each suite is on a split level and features include a sitting area with windows that can be opened to admire the spectacular views, two bathrooms and large mosquito nets swathing the bed. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, vanity and lavatory while the downstairs bathroom has a bath overlooking the river, separate shower, vanity and lavatory.
Luxury River Suite(s)
Imagine a place where days are spent languishing on a private deck, dipping into a private pool and gazing out over the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River from a private suite.Our Luxury River Suites offer spacious, open plan interiors and are the ultimate space in which to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring Victoria Falls, playing lawn games, visiting the nearby attractions or enjoying a game drive.
Luxury River Family Suite
At The River Club, we understand taking time to reconnect as a family is important. Spend time together exploring the beautiful grounds of the The Club, visiting one of the world’s natural wonders at Victoria Falls or relaxing by your private pool.The River Club is the ideal escape for families with a wealth of things to see and do, both on the property and nearby, from croquet, tennis, fishing and yoga to nature walks, game drives and cooking classes.
Princess Mary Suite
A luxurious double storey villa situated in a secluded garden with a private pool, the Princess Mary Suite offers an intimate experience for families or groups of friends seeking privacy and space.Named after the Royal Princess Mary, who represented the Queen at Zambia’s Independence in 1964, the suite is just as enigmatic and charming as the person to whom it pays homage.
The lodge features a lounge, library, dining room and verandah overlooking the garden and river.
The colonial style main building houses the dining room, and the drawing room has a fascinating library, which focuses on the history of southern Africa.
The main area is a well-appointed residence, with a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Lush gardens (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees is a croquet court .
A wellness centre houses a treatment room for manicures, pedicures, facials and massages as well as a sauna and Jacuzzi.
The newly opened Princes Mary Suite is a two-bedroom house with private plunge pool.