The River Club

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 525 (Pps)

Overview

  • 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
  • Privately owned; the only property in the area managed daily by one of the owners

The River Club lies on the glorious Zambezi River, 20 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 Edwardian homestead with a richly furnished sitting area, dining room and library. But french doors open onto the wide shaded veranda overlooking the river. The perfect venue for breakfast and afternoon tea. Enjoy breakfast and High Tea on the terrace. Whilst lunch is usually on the 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.

Accommodation

The River Club offers 11 luxury air-conditioned suites with wooden decks all overlooking the Zambezi River.

The 7 River Suites have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. They can open completely giving you the best possible views of the Zambezi. But they can close at night if you prefer. Each room looks west into the glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath with its secluded river views.

The 2 Luxury River Suites have their own plunge pool for an extra dash of indulgence. These rooms also feature a living area and one queen-size bed swathed with a walk-in mosquito net. Both suites have a full bathroom. One Luxury River Suite has an additional half-bathroom as well as room to accommodate an extra single bed. This room is gauze-fronted.

The Luxury Family River Suite is a spacious and open plan unit with two semi-private, en-suite bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen-double bed; the other has twin-beds. An additional bed can be requested in the twin-bed bedroom to create triple-single beds. Walk-in mosquito nets swathe the beds. A small sitting area is located between the two bedroom sections. The main bathroom has a double vanity, bath, separate shower and lavatory. The second bathroom (down one step) has a single vanity, bath, lavatory and separate open-air balcony shower. Glass doors open to a private outside deck and plunge pool with unimpeded views of the Zambezi River beyond. Children over the age of 8 years are welcome at River Club.

The double-storey Princess Mary Suite is perfect for a larger family as it sleeps up to six people. With its own pool and the option to dine privately if you wish, the luxurious 2 bedroom villa is set in its own garden. The primary bedroom upstairs has a private balcony overlooking the river. Downstairs we find a lounge-living area, mini-bar and dining area plus a second bedroom with twin beds. The second bathroom (not en-suite) has a double vanity, large walk-in shower, lavatory and dressing room. Two additional single beds can be arranged in the downstairs living area to accommodate a total of six guests.

The stylish rimflow pool almost seems part of the river itself. Whilst 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.

Activities at the River Club

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.

The River Club on the map

Rooms

River Suite

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.

Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

 

Luxury River Suite

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.

The suites are tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood and large mosquito nets which swathe the double bed and doors which open to a private outside deck, plunge pool and small secluded garden presenting views of the Zambezi River beyond. The spacious interiors feature a living room and full bathroom amenities. One suite has room to accommodate two children's beds on the mezzanine floor and a second bathroom.

Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

 

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.

Our Luxury Family River Suite is spacious and open plan with two, partially private, en-suite bedrooms. An additional bed can be requested in the downstairs room to accommodate 3 children. Glass doors open to a private outside deck and plunge pool with unimpeded views of the Zambezi River beyond. The suite is tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood and large mosquito nets swathe the beds. The main bathroom has a double vanity, bath, separate shower and lavatory. The second bathroom downstairs has a single vanity, bath, separate shower and lavatory.

Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

 

Includes

Full Board & Activities

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Features