The River Club is a boutique, kosher-friendly; owner-run luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River; just outside Livingstone and Victoria Falls; which is the largest body of falling water; so it is a magnificent sight to see. It is the ultimate destination for that perfect mix of idyllic relaxation and adventure travel; along with unbeatable sights.
Soaked in ambiance and history, the restored 1940s homestead has a comfortable lounge, dining room, library, and veranda; where guests enjoy breakfasts and teas.
Only 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the town of Livingstone in Zambia and the mighty Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. A highlight of any safari to Africa is seeing the magical Victoria Falls; also called Mosi-oa-Tunya; meaning the smoke that thunders. Escape the crowds in Livingstone with this tranquil location, with spacious suites and a magnificent perspective of the Zambezi River.
Victoria Falls is about twice the height of Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. The Falls form the border between Zimbabwe (the town called Victoria Falls) and Zambia (the town called Livingstone). The River Club forms a perfect end to a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa. It is an idyllic retreat for families or honeymooners.
The main lodge is surrounded by serene gardens; beneath the indigenous riverine forest. Wander the pathways listening to a chorus of birdsong or relax on the main terrace; overlooking the water or in the privacy of the balcony in front of your suite. There are no early wake-up calls unless you request them.
A host of activities await young and old, on the property as well as in the nearby area.
The River Club Accommodation
A total of 11 x spacious suites overlook the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe. The rooms are named after people who in their day; played a special part in the history of the country.
All Suites have overhead fans above the beds, air-conditioning units; cool or warm; a safe, hair-dryer, a mini-bar fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities.
In the event of power outages, each room has 24/7 mains back-up in the form of an inverter/solar battery system; that runs the overhead fan as well as certain lights and plug sockets.
Kosher-friendly Accommodation at Victoria Falls
For those seeking to visit the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, while remaining observant; The River Club’s Kosher ‘Lite’ and Dedicated Kosher kitchen options offer a variety of mouth-watering menus; you won’t find ‘chazerei’ here.
The history of Zambia’s small Jewish community is a personal passion for Peter Jones, an owner of The River Club. His enthusiasm for the subject has led him on a journey from the past to the present. Peter decided The River Club would offer an opportunity for those seeking to visit the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls; while remaining observant.
The River Club Activities
There is a variety of on-site facilities available for all guests to enjoy; chill at the infinity main area swimming pool with forever-views over the river; play croquet or boulés on the lawn; board games in the library such as chess or backgammon or just read a book; make use of the tennis court, the gym, the nature / running trail, and the Summerhouse; or play snooker in the Snooker / TV room. The TV is seldom utilized as there is so much to do at The River Club!
Other on-site activities include; evening sunset cruises, catch-and-release tiger fishing, Island Picnic Lunches on the island in front of the lodge; in low water season; or book a massage or other treatment. You can even send the children off for a KIDS @ THE CLUB guided walk.
Activities that require road transfers include a guided tour of Victoria Falls, a trip to the local Simonga Village; where many of the staff live; a game drive in the local nearby National Park plus all the adrenalin activities that are found in Livingstone.
Other activities are to explore Livingstone Town which offers interesting places like the Livingstone Museum, the local Reptile Park; which kids love, a curio, and a cultural market. A tour of Jewish Areas or just visit the Railway Jewish Museum.
Accommodation rates at The River Club are either on a bed & breakfast or fully inclusive basis. Below are the indicative rates per person sharing per night in US Dollars. Children under 16 pay 50% of the adult rate.
2022 Bed & Breakfast Rates
|2022 The River Club Bed & Breakfast Rates||11th January until 31st May 2022 and 1st November until 19th December 2022||1st June – 31st October 2022 and 20th December 2022 – 10th January 2023|
|Luxury River Suites or Luxury Family River Suite||$580||$610|
|Princess Mary Suite||1st 2 people||$630||$665|
|3rd and 4th adult||$510||$535|
Bed & Breakfast rates at The River Club include:
Accommodation, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, laundry, Wi-Fi, sunset boat cruises (includes snacks & house-brand drinks), activities on the property such as croquet, tennis, snooker, boules & nature trail.
2022 Fully Inclusive Rates
|2022 Fully Inclusive Rates||11th January until 31st May 2022 and 1st November until 19th December 2022||1st June – 31st October 2022 and 20th December 2022 – 10th January 2023|
|Luxury River Suites or Luxury Family River Suite||$705||$745|
|Princess Mary Suite||1st 2 people||$770||$820|
|3rd and 4th adult||$625||$655|
Fully Inclusive rates at The River Club include:
Accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, house drinks such as beer, wine, soft drinks; laundry, Wi-Fi, one activity per night of stay from the list below, facilities on property for example; croquet, tennis, snooker, boules & nature trail.
Choice of one activity per person per day, all include transfers to & from the activity and exclude park fees:
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
Shared guided tour of Victoria Falls (Zambian side)
A tour of Livingstone Town
Game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
A visit to the local village
Fishing on the Zambezi River (not available from December until February)
Both rates exclude:
Tourism Development Levy of US$ 10 per adult per night & US$ 5 per child per night, all transfers; except on included activities on fully inclusive rate; imported drinks, spirits, and drinks not mentioned, shop purchases, spa treatments, levies, park fees, visas, items of a personal nature, meals & activities not mentioned above.
15% off group stays of 8 people or more traveling together (minimum 2-night stay applies)
Honeymoon guests receive a complimentary upgrade if available & a bottle of sparkling wine (minimum 2-night stay applies)
3-NIGHTS @ THE FALLS
Complimentary transfers between Livingstone Airport (LVI) and The River Club
Plus; 1 additional activity per person per stay from the list above for All-Inclusive guests.
Weddings at Victoria Falls
We also do weddings at The River Club.