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Hindhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped here for one night and were very disappoint to spend our last night, after a fantastic month camping in Botswana, here. The pitches are so small our truck hardly fitted into the area allowed and there is no view or feeling of the magnificent countryside that is Botswana. It was particularly noisy with the tv on in the...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in desperate need of a thin slice of getaway time in the solitude of the magnificent bush and there was only one place we had in mind - "Woodlands!!", our all time favourite stop over when we travel to Botswana! We literally couldn't wait to get there and just be still ....breathe in the beauty our surroundings, go...

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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling with 6 people (grandmother and grandfather too) to Nata. Woodlands was a great stopover. We loved the cottage and enjoyed a beautiful night on the stoep watching the animals in the bush. Also the ready meals available at the reception were an amazing discovery as we did not have time to go into Francistown to buy groceries....

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a stop over here, its a beautiful place! Even if we didn't get to sleep here we found the staff very friendly and helpful. We felt like home and they helped us relax after a long drive. Its a beautiful place just stop!!!!! Oh they actually told us to drive 160 kms to find a cheaper place, absurd...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We loved our stay at Woodlands. Our animals were so happy to be able to run around after a long journey. The room was lovely and had everything that we needed. I highly recommend Woodlands! Very peaceful.

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Felecity D, Thank you for taking the time to review us so positively. We're very happy that you and your special little "family" enjoyed the stay at Woodlands. Even though it has been extremely hot and water becoming scarce we do try to keep the establishment quiet and peaceful and "refreshing" for guests. We look forward to your future...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed in the Deck Room which was magic. To look out into the bush and the dry river bed was wonderful. we will stay again on our next trip. Just a small tip, If you have your own food make sure it is in sealed containers as there are visits in the night by little critters looking for a...

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello 959lynnk, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and the Deck Room that you stayed in. So very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again? Yes, we do co-habit with those little night visitors! We apologise, on their behalf, for their mis-behaviour! We take your point about the sealable...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful night's stay at Woodlands. The staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. The pool was very welcome after a hot day of traveling and shopping. "Mike's meals" were a winner! This was the best place we have stayed in Francistown. We will definitely be back to stay at this tranquil oasis!

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Rosy S, We're so very glad that you found Woodlands and that you were able to enjoy much of what we have created and offer here at Woodlands! The mention of the staff is very motivating for them and of course "Mike" is very happy that you enjoyed his meals! Thank you so much for taking the time to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well appointed rooms and good facilities.There is wifi but you have to walk back to reception for it. Welcome luxury on a journey to or from the bush - the beds were comfortable and water was hot. It's ideally located a day's drive from Nxai Pan.

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Nick B, Thank you for the lovely review and so glad that you were able to enjoy what we are offering just outside of the busy city of Francistown. We do feel we are ideally situated from the mid regions of Botswana and from Johannesburg/Pretoria RSA. Sorry about the wifi! The provider is the national provider and has found...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a pleasant surprise! Very comfortable, well looked after oasis in Francistown. We had an escellent overnight stay at Woodlands and was so spoiled by the actual Woodlands Kingfishers nesting in and around the river. Very tranquil area with beautiful trees, gardens next to the water. Good service and friendliness from staff. Highly recommend this Lodge.

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello 410why, Thank you very much for the most positive review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We love it when our guests are "surprised" by what they see and get here! We do try hard all the time to keep our facility in a well loved condition so that many will enjoy and experience what you...

Florence, Italy
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I truly enjoyed my overnight stay. Rooms are beautifully decorated and have everything you may possibly need. Bought one of their frozen dinners which was quite good. Staff is very friendly and the place is spotless. Recommended.

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AnneW278, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello 58renate, All the hard work that every member of our staff puts into their areas of responsiblity makes it so wonderfully worth while when we receive a lovely review like yours. Thank you so much. We look forward to welcoming you again one day! Please come. Kind regards, Management.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge is a self catering establishment situated just 10kms north of Francistown just off the A3 National road. We have three different types of accommodation suiting the pockets of all travellers. A lovely, well appointed, family cottage with two en-suite bedrooms and all the comfortable amentities of home. Fully furnished and equipped. Eight Riverview en-suite rooms with their own kitchenette, also fully equipped. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Six quaint chalets in the campsite making use of the immaculately clean ablution facility. These rooms (campsite chalets) do not have en-suite facilities. Lovely lawned campsites with water and power points for customer convenience. For the tired traveller a sparkling swimming pool welcomes you on arrival. A tranquil setting awaits all our valued patrons! We are ready to give a warm Botswana welcome. Dumelang! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge

Address: Plot 9/10/11 NQ 24 Gerald Estates | Tati Town, Francistown 0000, Botswana (Formerly Mike and Anne West)
Region: Botswana > North-East District > Francistown
Price Range: $80 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Find another camping ground”
 of 5 bubbles dhw3, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Nice view closer to the River”
 of 5 bubbles 410Why, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Maybe the houses by the river would be more luxurious, but personally I wouldn't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family cottage is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 673pennyt, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Specify if you want a private bathroom and self-catering.”
 of 5 bubbles TripMember07092016, 13 May 2016 | Read review
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