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The River Club

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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s nice to stay in a place which has a long history and is a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the falls. Pleasant old farmhouse, which has been renovated and serves as the hub for activities. The added colonnade and summer house...More

1  Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Response from Peter J, Owner at The River ClubResponded 3 days ago

Dear GlobetrottingSwede It was wonderful to have you to stay with us on your recent trip and thank you for mentioning your highlights at the lodge. You absolutely hit the nail on the head about being away from the hustle and bustle of the Falls...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. Great stop close to Victoria Falls. Main house is historic building with lots of history in the rooms and on the walls. Individual buildings are the rooms, but they are two-storied so much more than a room. Staff is excellent, as was the...More

Thank ekm321
Response from Peter J, Owner at The River ClubResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ekm321 Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor but more importantly thanks for coming to stay. It was a pleasure to have hosted you here and we all hope that you are able to make it back for a return visit at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Club is a perfect combination of lovely accommodations set amidst the natural beauty of the Zambezi and its abundant wildlife. The lodges are right on the river so you hear the hippos and wake up to the sound of the birds. The boat...More

Thank Betsy B
Response from Peter J, Owner at The River ClubResponded 1 week ago

Dear Betsy B It was a real pleasure having you to stay and I am delighted that you had a wonderful time with us. I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed the hammocks which have only just been put into all the rooms. We all...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

We had a wonderful couple of nights here, after a great week at camps in Zambia. Everything is of highest quality. The original buildings and their furnishings are well worth an hour or two by themselves. The chalets are very private and look out over...More

1  Thank GoHawks5
Response from Peter J, Owner at The River ClubResponded July 7, 2018

Dear GoHawks5 Firstly I should say that I am delighted you had such a good time in Zambia. The country as a destination is not that well known compared to other countries around us and it is great to hear that your whole trip was...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018

This was our first experience of Africa and the River club was just a spectacular introduction, set in beautiful gardens and trees beside the beautiful Zambesi River. The setting is amazing the numerous the colonial style building and all the different places to relax, the...More

Thank lewisgar
Response from Peter J, Owner at The River ClubResponded June 30, 2018

Dear Gary and Mary We are already looking forward to your return visit with great eagerness. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are all delighted that your first trip to Africa has left such a marvelous impression. Charmaine works incredibly hard...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Details
Price range
$708 - $1,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Family Hotel in Livingstone
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$708 - $1,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Family Hotel in Livingstone
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Susan M
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Peter J | Property representative |
Dear Susan, We provide bottled water for you to drink and all the water the the rooms used for showers, baths etc has been filtered and is absolutely fine, even for cleaning teeth. We spray the hotel surrounds twice a... More
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mchilukwa
September 29, 2016|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year. We went late July 2016 and paid around $925 for the 2 of us which included everything. Loved, loved, loved it.
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mchilukwa
September 29, 2016|
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Response from PeterSulli | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. Try the website. It depends on whether you are Zambian, African, have a 'deal' and many other factors. Bargain!
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"All Rooms have a magnificent view facing the Zambezi River"
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