Overview of The River Club

The River Club is a refined Edwardian-style lodge situated on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River 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 verandah 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 don’t lift a finger…

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • An Edwardian manor house overlooking the Zambezi River
  • Small & intimate with a homely feel
  • Each suite has views of Zambezi National Park
  • Beautiful manicured gardens with amazing birdlife
  • Walking & running track
Boules / Petanque

Boules / Petanque

Day tours

Day tours

Fishing

Fishing

Game drives

Game drives

Hiking

Hiking

Local village visits

Local village visits

Picnics

Picnics

Sunset cruises

Sunset cruises

Tennis

Tennis

Rooms at The River Club

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    River Suite

    There are seven spacious thatched River Suites, all overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and perfectly positioned to view the African sunset.rnrnEach air-conditioned, en suite suite has a twin or king-sized bed draped in mosquito netting, a writing desk, Wi-Fi 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 River Suite also has a luxurious bathroom featuring a bathtub and a ‘loo with a view’.

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      Princess Mary Suite

      The Princess Mary Suite in a double-storey unit with two bedrooms that can sleep up to four adults. It has a swimming pool in a secluded, walled garden and an upstairs deck that has beautiful vistas of the Zambezi. Twin beds can be added to the sitting room for two children. There is air conditioning, Wi-Fi, television, a small library, a bar and a 6-seater dining table. You can enjoy meals in this villa or choose to join other guests at the main lodge’s dining room.

      General Facilities

      The main house is designed in an Edwardian style with a large and comfortable lounge, a small well-stocked library, dining room, and a verandah 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 or walking trail and a gym for guests as well as a well-stocked gift shop.

      Curio shop

      Curio shop

      Gym

      Gym

      Laundry service

      Laundry service

      Library

      Library

      Swimming pool

      Swimming pool

      Tennis court

      Tennis court

      Wi-Fi available

      Wi-Fi available

      Dining

      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.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Tracy Payne

      Tracy Payne

      Head of Operations

      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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      Traveller Reviews

      • JH

        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
      • LD

        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
      • KB

        The River Club in Zambia was right on the Zambezi and beautiful to chill out and close to the Falls.

        Keith Brodovcky
      • SH

        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
      • SH

        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