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The River Club is a refined Edwardian-style lodge situated on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River just 18km upstream from thundering Victoria Falls. A converted farmhouse, The River Club is set in beautifully manicured gardens that run down to the river’s edge. Sit a while and see if you can spot elephants, hippos and other animals in the Zambezi National Park which is just across the river. You should keep your binoculars close at hand: the birdlife is spectacular and the region is one of Southern Africa's birding hotspots.

Watch an African sunset over the Zambezi River from the River Club's main veranda or enjoy a sundowner river cruise. Daily tours of Victoria Falls are offered as are game drives in the small but rewarding Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, cultural village visits and fishing trips. Alternatively, simply laze by the infinity pool, enjoy the view and do very little.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Premier destination on the Zambezi River - Travel and Leisure Magazine 2010


  • An Edwardian manor house overlooking the Zambezi River
  • Small and intimate with a homely feel
  • Each chalet has fantastic river views
  • Beautiful manicured gardens with amazing birdlife
  • Be welcomed by the owners & your hosts, Peter & Jean
  • Learn stories and history from a bygone era

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The main house is designed in an Edwardian style with a large and comfortable lounge, a small well-stocked library, dining room, and a veranda with views over the gardens and river.

The grounds are beautiful and feature manicured lawns, a tennis court and croquet lawn plus a swimming pool built on the edge of the river bank.

There is also a running trail and a gym for guests as well as a well-stocked gift shop.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Court
    Wi-fi available
    Beauty or wellness therapist


You can enjoy your breakfast at The River Club on the wide veranda while you take in the fresh morning air and plan the day ahead.

Lunch and dinner are either served in the garden, in the dining room, or out on the veranda with the sounds of the African night around you.

Luxury Chalet

The 10 spacious thatched chalets all overlook the mighty Zambezi River and are perfectly positioned to view the African sunset.

Each air-conditioned, en suite chalet has a bed draped in mosquito netting, a writing desk, WiFi access, a mini fridge and a settee well positioned to admire the view - simply open the sliding screen doors for unimpeded vistas of the river. Each chalet also has a luxurious bathroom featuring a bathtub with yet another imposing view.

Luxury Chalet AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mosquito net

Other Room Types

The Suites at The River Club open onto a large outdoor deck with a private plunge pool. The Family Suite also features a plunge pool as well as two separate bedrooms.


  • Picnics
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • River cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2015 - 14 Jun 2015 $750 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $785 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $750 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $750 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Princess Mary Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The River Lodge was a GREAT way to begin our trip. Peter, Jenny, and the staff could not have been more hospitable. The one recommendation you MUST make to all the folks you book there is to GO SEE THE RHINOS! Peter has some deal with the local conservatory in Zambia so they will take you on a walking safari where you are literally 4 yards from the white rhinos. Joe and I heard about it from another couple that was staying there. We’re so happy we did it, because the Rhinos we saw in Mombo were running off the whole time, so it was hard to get a good look, but these Zambian rhinos were just hanging out like cattle. It was lovely just standing and watching the mom and her baby.

    Joe Haberer, October 2012
  • Starting with the River Club. This is the first place I have ever been that I want to return to, even if it meant not seeing some new place in the world. I loved the accommodations - we stayed in the Rhodes Room - It looked out over the Zambezi River and the sounds of the hippos "laughing" us to sleep was delightful. The managers / hosts during our stay, Carol and Paul were very engaging and informative - we really enjoyed the tradition of having them join us for dinner. They were pleased to help us out in any way when it came to visiting Victoria Falls, arranging a driver when we elected to go see the falls from Zimbabwe and a trip to a local village we wanted to see. The evening river cruises were a spectacular way to enjoy the sunset and bird watching. The evening dinners, especially the soups were delicious and were beyond our expectations! Our driver Muta was a most pleasant young man and deserves an extra "shout out" too.

    Leigh Darrin, September 2011
  • The River Club in Zambia was right on the Zambezi and beautiful to chill out and close to the Falls.

    Keith Brodovcky, January 2010
  • Accommodation very beautiful, meals excellent, drivers and vehicles very good, enjoyed the falls the most and the most enjoyable part of their stay was the beautiful surroundings and view.

    Sandra Hoover, June 2008

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Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

"Beautiful location overlooking the mighty Zambezi River! The River Club is the perfect place to just relax or to enjoy the many activities offered at the Falls."



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