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“The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the town of Livingstone. Soaked in atmosphere and history, this restored 1940s Edwardian homestead has a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and veranda. The pool feels like part of the river itself, and the secluded deck provides great relaxation and a place to catch your breath.”
The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the town of Livingstone, Zambia and the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Eleven luxury suites (including three with private plunge pools and one 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 glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.
Soaked in ambiance 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 and gymnasium and all-weather tennis court are perfect.
A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Victoria Falls. Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, 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.