THE RIVER CLUB ZAMIBA
The River Club is a charming oasis on Zambia’s mighty Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the town of Livingstone and the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
The River Club is a charming oasis on Zambia’s mighty Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres/ 11 miles upstream from the town of Livingstone and the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Eleven luxury suites (including three with private decks and plunge pools and a 2-bedroom villa), with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their romantic ambience and spectacular views over pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. Each room looks west into the African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.
Soaked in ambience and history, the restored 1940s Edwardian homestead has a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and veranda where breakfasts and teas are enjoyed. Midday meals are often served in the lush gardens spread out beneath the trees. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) provide alternatives for private dining. The pool seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. For the energetic, the running track on the secure property, gymnasium and all-weather tennis court is ideal.
A host of activities await young and old, on the property as well as around Victoria Falls. Activities (on a fully inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls tour on the Zambian side, daily sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others (extra cost) include white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing, and flights over the Falls. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.
The River Club is full of ambience and history. Originally a farm named Quiet Waters, the lodge has many stories to tell. Co-owner Peter Jones’ passion for history has meant the filling of the main lodge building with artefacts and memorabilia all relating to Zambian history. From Jewish, British, Indian and of course, Zambian history, you can learn all about the country, and the town you are staying in!
Co-owner Peter Jones also acts as manager on property and will share stories about the lodge and of course Zambia’s fascinating history.