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Plot 9/10/11 NQ 24 Gerald Estates Tati Town, Francistown 0000 Botswana
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-02-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-02-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 35 Speciality lodging in Francistown
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Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge is a self catering establishment situated just 14kms 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Plot 9/10/11 NQ 24 Gerald Estates Tati Town, Francistown 0000 Botswana
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Aloma R wrote a review Jan. 7
Thabazimbi, South Africa6 contributions
We absolutely enjoyed our stay here! Campsites and chalets has nice green lawns which begs you to walk barefoot. Shop is well stocked if you may require anything. Friendly and helpful staff that will go the extra mile.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Aloma R, Wow thank you so much for the great rating and the lovely review! We so appreciate it when our guests enjoy what we have created and continue to maintain in good condition for your pleasure. Tired travellers deserve to be treated well and to enjoy tranqulity and the beauty of nature around of their long road trips! We trust that the rest of your holiday through Botswana was most memorable and that Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge would remain a highlight of this trip! Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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B8383MHmartinp wrote a review Oct. 2021
Benoni, South Africa88 contributions18 helpful votes
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Woodlands is a really a pleasant place to stay-over or spend an extra night or two. The whole setup is well organised, very clean, has absolutely everything you may need (except fridge magnets) and the garden is beautifully maintained. The store is well stocked, the braai and brunch packs are good and the people are friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Oct. 7, 2021
Good day B8383MHmartinp What a lovely review and fabulous rating of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge! Thank you so much for taking the time to put your appreciation into words on this forum-- we in return appreciate it as it helps to keep us motivated and committed during what has been a very difficult time for us in this industry. We do look forward to your many return visits which we trust will be for longer stays and we will also try to get the "fridge magnets"in stock by then! Again thank you! Kind regards, Mike and Anne West (Owners)
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Sue F wrote a review Jan. 6
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After a long trip through Namibia, Zambia and Botswana we have come across many campsites that have obviously sat back during the quiet, covid affected months with no maintainance or planning done for post covid times. Woodlands was very different - from the prompt helpful replies from Sunet, the friendliness and endless patience shown by Connie and all the staff, the neatness and cleanliness of the campsite, pool and ablutions, the upkeep of the bird trails around the lodge grounds. Everything just made our stay a memorable one and we will certainly suggest to anyone travelling through Botswana to make a stop here. It's close to Francistown for the necessary PCR testing and the Thorn Tree coffee shop is a must. Well done Woodlands for showing us that, with good management and motivated staff, it's still possible to run a good establishment when the tourist numbers have dropped, this certainly hasn't always been the case elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Good day SueF2069 Thank you so much for the great rating and the very encouraging and motivating review. We appreciate everything that you have said and shared on this platform and that you will recommend Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge to others travelling as well. So very happy that you discovered us and that you were able to enjoy a few days here! We remain committed to the high standards that we set for the business and the staff enjoy performing to that level. They are highly valued by us and form a most important and integral part of the business. Don't wait too long to return to visit us and our beautiful country again! Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owers)
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javid5khan wrote a review Jan. 5
Lobatse, Botswana1 contribution
We had an awesome stopover, the rooms were great and clean, kids enjoyed the pool Thank you Annie for your hospitality, you were a wonderful host Will definitely stop over again in the future on our way!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Good day javid5khan, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us so highly and for your kind words of gratitude! We value your support and are thrilled that you had an "äwesome" time here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We look forward to all your future visits when passing by in this vicinty of Botswana. We will be waiting for the visit. See you soon? Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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malaga29007 wrote a review Jan. 4
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions6 helpful votes
The family chalet was clean and comfortable. For some reason we were not given the option of a chalet for two, although when we arrived the place was almost empty. Bathrooms should be updated, specially the toilets. Beds are a bit too soft. The camp is beautiful and very well kept.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Good day malaga29007, Thank you so much for your great rating and comments about Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge. The accommodation you stayed in was all that was available the night that you stayed. The rooms that appeared empty had been pre-booked and paid for with the guests arriving late after a long road journey. All the small chalets (7) in the campsite area remain closed since April 2020 when the ban on travels affected us all so badly in this industry and we have still not had the return of business to be able to re-open them. Sad to say the least! The same applies for the rennovation of rooms and in particular the bathrooms, all of which as you could well understand are very expensive projects in times when basic maintenance is what is a huge priorty. To keep our property and grounds "beautiful and very well kept" also requires committment and deditcation as well as funds in order to maintain our pristine Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge in the condition you found it! So happy that you stopped with us and experienced and little bit of our beautiful Botswana just outside a hustling busy city-- Francistown. Trust you will stay with us again one day again in the future but please book well in advance in order to get a beautiful Riverview Room which sleeps just 2 persons to avoid your disappointment? Kind regards, MIke & Anne West (Owners)
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US$55 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-East DistrictFrancistown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.