The River Club
The River Club is defined by the value we attach to helping family and friends create lasting memories together. Our unpretentious hospitality, the outstanding, exclusive and safe location, the preservation of historic Livingstone, and commitment to the community we live in, all form part of our ethos. We offer a realistic experience by combining the natural heritage of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, culturally-extraordinary Livingstone-town as well as visits to Simonga Village, an authentic piece of present-day semi-rural life.
Our mission is achieved by giving service and synergy to our community, while exceptional attention to detail elevates each stay - turning moments into magic for our guests.
The River Club offers a hassle-free and gratifying array of experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Ten spacious, private suites are individually set within the tree line along the edge of the magnificent Zambezi. From their elevated positions, the suites are perfectly situated to gaze across the river to the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe on the opposite bank, home to an array of wildlife and birds in an area of abundant natural beauty. Renowned for their spectacular views and romantic ambience, each suite looks west into the glorious African sunset, idyllically viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.
Soaked in ambience and history, the lodge's main building is a well-appointed rebuilt 1940’s homestead with a comfortable lounge, dining room, and library complete with wrap-around veranda and gift shop. Meals are often enjoyed on the veranda, in the Gazebo, around the infinity pool or in the lush gardens beneath the trees. There are many alternatives for private dining making The River Club relaxed and easy for purposes of social distancing. A secluded deck above the river adds to the infinity pool area which seems part of the river itself. For the energetic, the croquet lawn, the gymnasium, walking/running trail and all-weather tennis court are perfect. A ‘Summerhouse’ and snooker room provide additional areas to enjoy. Beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre.
A host of activities await young and old, on-property as well as in the nearby area. Located only a short distance from the historic town of Livingstone and the renowned Victoria Falls, The River Club is the perfect retreat for families, friends, couples, honeymooners or those looking to complete a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa.
Activities available include tours of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village, museam and market trips, scenic flights over the waterfall, Livingstone Island (where the famous seasonal Devils and Angels Pools are), white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, quad biking and Segway rides. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.