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The River Club

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the dark, not knowing where The Royal Livingstone had despatched us to, having lost our booking which had been fully confirmed to us. Thank goodness for the River Club and the excellent personal service afforded by its staff. The next morning the beauty of its location was revealed as we watched the Zambezi flow past our lodge...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite spots that I've ever stayed at! Such a stunning location on the side of the Zambezi. I'm not sure you could see a better sunset. I only booked the River Club at the last minute and Charmaine couldn't have been more helpful, organising all my trips for me. The highlight was definitely...

Thank lisasplaces
Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Lisasplaces, Wow, what a review. Thank you for your very kind write up and for mentioning so many of the staff for it is they who make the place so memorable. Your highlighted recommendations are graciously accepted and valuable to those who are reading about your time with us. We are all delighted that you are already thinking of...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our travel agent booked us at the River Club for a two night stay after 10 days on safari in Botswana. The site, overlooking the Zambezi River, is breathtaking. We found the rooms to be spacious, tasteful and comfortable, each with its own private pool. The staff was first rate and courteous, and the host was helpful and quite interesting....

Thank MisterXAtlanta
Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear MisterXAtlanta, Thank you for your review on TA and we all thoroughly enjoyed hosting you during your stay on the Zambezi River. Thank you for your kind words about the staff who are always pleased to hear that their work is appreciated. hank you also for your valued recommendation and I do hope that you will come back to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the River Club for 2 nights in April 2017 and experienced the most enjoyable stay you could possibly imagine. The lodge we stayed in was situated on the bank of the Zambezi was beautifully appointed, comfortable and uniquely different. The club house was furnished to just make you smile at some ones ability to...

Thank EveryLuxury
Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Everyluxury, Many thanks indeed for your enormously kind write up on TA. I am of course delighted that all the little touches that we put in at the lodge were noticed and had the desired effect of raising a smile and creating some extra interest. Thank you for mentioning the staff and all that they do, for without them...

Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were with a tour, Alexander and Roberts, and this was our first stop. Our lodge had a rustic feel, but it was comfortable, clean, 2 bathrooms, beautiful view, deck, 2 levels, with 2nd bath on lower level. The staff arranged a last minute request helicopter tour over Victoria Falls for our group (that was an extra cost----but worth every...

Thank Susan M
Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Susan It really should be us thanking you for opting for the itinerary that you chose. Your whole group was a wonderful collection of outstanding people and it was truly a delight to host you at the lodge. Thank you for your kind words and I have passed them all on to our terrific staff, without whom this place...

New York city
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Greetings, Peter, My husband and I were recently in Zambia visiting the Falls. Due to a wedding at the Royal Livingstone, we had to stay a night at The River Club. We were somewhat disappointed at the time of booking, as the Livingstone has such a powerful cache. It was indeed a lovely hotel, but it was a world apart...

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Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Andy and Michael I am truly humbled by your message on Trip Advisor and I thank you for your very kind words. I am very sorry to have been away during your stay at the lodge as it would have been good to have met you but I am delighted that the wonderful crew here looked after you so...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 March 2017

After years of visiting Livingstone we found this lovely out of the way place on the Zambezi River perfect for lunch or dinner. Great menu with good service, yes we will be back! Ask directions to find the place, not hard but hidden.

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Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Muzunguterry, I am delighted that you found us at last. But more to the point we are all delighted that you came! Very much looking forward to seeing you again. The view, our staff and their service await! Don't be too long returning. Warmest regards Peter

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is what African Colonial experience is all about. The River Club is located on the banks of the Zambezi River with views that go forever. The multi tier bungalows, your own private swimming pool, each room with a view, what more can I say. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to get out on the river on...

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Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Jnopol Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us on TA. Relaxation is our by word and I am glad that we were able to provide all that you were looking for. The staff are immensely pleased when they hear that they have been able to provide the atmosphere that ensures everyone has...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The River Club is an outstanding lodge on the Zambezi River. The staff are extraordinary and anticipate your every need. The location is near Victoria Falls and all of the adventure activities. The cottages are beautiful and all overlook the river. We stayed in the Princess Mary Suite which was really over the top! The grounds are beautiful with a...

1Thank RayMat
Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Raymat Thank you so much for your great review and your very kind words. It was wonderful to have had you to stay with us and it was an absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for pointing out that some activities should be booked before getting here. It is always sad when people find them without spaces having...

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I literally cried when I had to leave this beautiful property! The villas were just perfection and I loved that one wall was only screens so that I could enjoy the beautiful rainstorms at night. The food was so incredible that it was impossible to skip a meal. I still miss having a nightly sunset cruise before dinner. I have...

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Peter J, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Gerdi92, I have to say there were more moistened eyes the day you left than I care to remember. It was wonderful to have been able to host you and really all the thanks must go to you for choosing to stay with us. You told me of all the research you had done before hand and I felt...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Club is the only boutique hotel in the area and run by its owner. This former residence is a tranquil oasis on Zambia's mighty Zambezi River and is the perfect location for a visit to the renowned Victoria Falls - a World Heritage Site and one of 2 places in the world to have remained on the list the 7 Natural Wonders of the World (the other being the Grand Canyon). Located a mere 26kms/16 miles upstream from the Falls and 18kms/ 11miles from the historical town of Livingstone, The River Club forms a perfect end to a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa. The 11 private and spacious suites are individually set within magnificent trees on the edge of the Zambezi River, overlooking pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Victoria Falls. The lodge is set on a 50 acre secure property with manicured gardens, where one can completely relax away from all the noise of helicopters over hotels closer to the Falls. A magnificent rim flow swimming pool, pool loungers, private deck and hammocks complete the setting. An all-weather hard tennis court, a central croquet lawn and a 2km nature trail that can also be used as a running track for those who need to keep fitness levels topped up. Daily sunset cruises on the Zambezi River are offered at sunset. Activities in the area include a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls, game drives in the nearby Mosi-Oa-Tunga National Park, white water rafting, helicopter flights over the Falls, canoeing safaris, historical tours including places of Jewish interest and more. Dining under the stars is a highlight and a kosher kitchen ensures we are able to cater for those who require it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Club

Address: Farm 1519A, Nakatindi Road | Simonga, Livingstone 60469, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: R7 630 - R36 485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River Club 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
The River Club Hotel Livingstone
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Spa Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Family Hotel in Livingstone
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“Free wi fi was available on site but not in the room”
CeeandM, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Our lodge was called George and was excellent and I can't imagine any of the others being anything less brilliant.”
EveryLuxury, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The WIFI is NOT in your room, but within easy walking distance to your rooms.”
C5269CGsusanm, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are only 11 rooms, all stand-alone cottages, named after notables in Zambian history.”
  • Our personal pool!
  • Rooms are screened, keep the views wide open.
AndyNewYorkCity, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Livingston and The Princess Mary were both excellent suites.”
RayMat, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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