Highlights of The River Club
- The River Club has a stunning rimflow pool overlooking the Zambezi river
- Steeped in history with lots of memorabilia, old photos and books
- Decorated in a comfortable colonial manner with the emphasis on comfort
- Luxurious suites open completely to the river, or can close at night if you prefer
- Family friendly
- Close to Victoria Falls yet away from the tourist crowds
The River Club lies on the glorious Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls. Here you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in a peaceful and tranquil setting far from the madding crowds. The main lodge is an old colonial homestead with a richly furnished sitting area, dining room and library. French doors open onto the wide shaded veranda overlooking the river – the perfect venue for breakfast and afternoon tea. Lunch is usually served on manicured lawns complete with croquet court. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) are options for private dining. The ambience of The River Club takes its cue from the homestead with a comfortable and relaxed ‘Out of Africa’ flavour in the decor, lots of sepia photos and interesting artefacts.
The River Club offers ten luxury air-conditioned chalets with wooden decks all overlooking the Zambezi River, each with en-suite facilities including shower and a particularly romantic bath with a view of the river. The rooms can be completely opened in the front giving you the best possible views of the Zambezi (but closed up at night if you prefer).
The River Club Facilities
The stylish rimflow pool almost seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck is the perfect place to relax and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. The more energetic will enjoy the gym, running trail on the estate and all-weather tennis court.
Guided safari trips to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls are a highlight of your stay at the River Club whilst boating on the Zambezi provides a relaxed afternoon activity. Tiger fishing and sundowner trips are also offered, as are very popular visits to a local Simonga village which is supported by the River Club. Other activities in the area are at an extra cost and include activities such as white water rafting, canoeing and flights over the Falls.
Children over the age of 8 years are welcome at River Club. There is a charming family chalet which has a separate alcove area with a second double bed for children.
The River Club - River suitesThere are seven twin bedded split level suites: Stanley; Baines; Von Vorbeck; Cornwallis Harris; George; Selous and Edward.
Each chalet has a bedroom with a wash basin, toilet and shower on the same level.
A full bathroom is situated on a lower level beneath the bedroom.
All rooms have glass windows and additional sliding screens.
The River Camp - Family RoomThere is one family room named Litunga.
There are two rooms with their own bathroom whereby the main bathroom has an indoor shower and the second bathroom an outdoor shower.
Built on one level and located furthest from the main area, one room has a king-size bed and the other has two single beds. Each room has en-suite facilities & a private plunge pool.
The River Club - Luxury SuitesThere are two double bedded suites with en-suite bathrooms
Each suite has a private plunge pool.
Rhodes – on one level (wheelchair friendly).
Livingstone – split level although fewer steps than others.
Princess Mary SuiteThe Princess Mary Suite is double storey, with two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (1x king-size bed and 2 x single beds which can be converted into a double).
The Princess Mary Suite is situated in a secluded walled private garden with private pool. The ground floor comprises of a lounge area, bar, library and an additional bathroom (on request prior to arrival, it is possible to place extra bed(s) into the lounge to accommodate a total party of 5 or 6).
Both floors are fully air-conditioned with overhead fan above the bed areas and full internet & wireless facilities.
Private dining area can seat a party of 6.