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Plot 9/10/11 NQ 24 Gerald Estates Tati Town, Francistown 0000 Botswana
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#1 of 38 Specialty 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
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Convenience store
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
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Plot 9/10/11 NQ 24 Gerald Estates Tati Town, Francistown 0000 Botswana
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Andre N wrote a review Jan. 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
Woodlands is a non-pretentious stop-over that strives to offer a comfortable, pleasant stay-over for an affordable price. It exceeds at that. The surroundings are peaceful and well-groomed and Mike's Meals are a very thoughtful optional extra.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Criticus123 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Cromer, United Kingdom70 contributions16 helpful votes
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Checked into Woodlands on 16th November. Our party of four booked both a cottage and a camping site. This is an oasis and not to be missed. The cottages are all of a high standard, spotlessly clean and well appointed, and the camp sites are all on lush grass and have clean ablution blocks and power. As a real bonus, they have a beautiful swimming pool with clear water. The following morning, it was obvious that the place is well managed, as there were smartly dressed staff around the grounds tending to maintenance. A very nice touch is the availability of ready meals in reception that can be microwaved, along with wine and beer to purchase. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded Dec. 1, 2022
Hello Criticus123, WOW! Thank you so very much for your very high rating and fabulous review of us all here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. So very thrilled to hear that you experienced the full spectrum of our accommodation from the campsites, using the shared ablution facility, to the self-catering, fully equipped Riverview rooms. Also absolutely delighted to read your comment "This is an oasis and not to be missed". Thank you! We value this comment which certainly is very motivating as we continue to strive for excellence! Hope you enjoyed a couple of our MIKE'S MEALS together with a glass of our in-house 'Hunters' Road Wine' Trusting that you will be back to stay with us and to visit our beautiful Botswana again soon? Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Graham E wrote a review Jan. 2023
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom88 contributions53 helpful votes
Goodness knows how many times we’ve frequented woodlands and how many times we’ve recommended it to other travellers. It ticks all the boxes: Ideally situated, spotlessly clean, full facilities for every type of traveler, including spacious, well appointed and shady campsites, pristine swimming pool, spotless ablutions and the necessary Braai essentials available to purchase. For those that have been caught at the veterinary road block just up the road and had their meat confiscated - there’s food available to purchase by way of ‘mikes meals’ - tasty portions ready to cook or Braai packs. Chalets are spacious, spotlessly clean and well appointed. Linen is crisp and fresh. Beds are comfortable & supportive. In the hot weather, rooms are equipped to cool you down nicely. Each chalet has a fully equipped kitchenette and a generous stoop on which to settle down to listen to the wonderful birdsong that abounds. What more can anyone ask? Recommend 100%
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day Helicopter40t, WOW -- thank you for your very high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We also thank you for your very loyal support of us and trust that it will always be your accommodation of choice? We will also continue to offer you the very best of service as we strive for excellence all the time. Our staff delight in welcoming our guests as well as maintaining the high standards we set for ourselves. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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FarAway45488766273 wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Woodlands was our last stop on our way home and it was perfect. The grounds were clean and well maintained, the bathrooms were clean and spacious. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. They have a little shop on site which was also very convenient. We will definitely go back!
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning FarAway45488766273, What a great rating and fabulous review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We are thrilled to hear that our facility 'perfectly' suited your needs on your return home! Our standards are set very high and we strive for excellence for the benefit the traveller such as yourself. We trust that your trip through our beautiful Botswana was enjoyable and most memorable? We do so look forward to your return visits! Kind regaards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Lindilila wrote a review Jan. 2023
Isoka, Zambia1 contribution
Really enjoyed our stay here. It is so nice and peaceful, the self catering room is equipped with everything you need. Would like it though if there were budget room options as we only stay for a quick stop over while on the way to Zambia or SA. But for someone staying longer it is definitely worthwhile!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning Lindilia, So thrilled to receive such a high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. Trusting that you will always use us as your accommodation of choice as you travel backwards and forwards to Zambia. We do have budget rooms but sadly they have remained closed since "the gap year" 2020. We are still operating on a minimum staff compliment and waiting for the travel industry to fully recover before re-opening. Please check when you come through again-- things change! We do look forward your future visits! Kind regards, Mike & Mike West (Owners)
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PeterSulli wrote a review Jan. 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa170 contributions72 helpful votes
En route from Kasane to Johannesburg, a wonderful, birdsong-filled place to stay. Full marks to them. We were allocated the magnificent Woodlands Cottage with a lovely breakfast in the fridge included.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day PeterSulli, Thank you so much for your very high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We so appreciate your comments and the staff get very motivated by such as they all work very hard in their areas of responsibility to bring you, as a valued guest, a product that is worthy of the praise you give it. So glad you enjoyed the Woodlands Cottage and were entertained by all the happy birds! The continental breakfast fills a gap for the next leg of journeys. Hope to see you back again in the future? Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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GarethWeinrich22 wrote a review Dec. 2022
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As always, very accommodating. Lovely place to just relax after a long drive. Friendly staff, very clean. Simple catering facilities but perfect for what we need for a quick braai. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded Dec. 28, 2022
Good Day GarethWeinrich22, Thank you so much for your very high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We are so thrilled to think that you find us predictably very accommodating. We do work very hard to maintain the high standards that we set for ourselves and to receive a positive review with a plan to visit us again is most motivating for us all. Thank you very much! We look forward to your future visits. Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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David Amyot wrote a review Dec. 2022
Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe5 contributions
An immaculately kept hidden gem well put together, great value I would highly recommend for those self driving through Botswana. The road into woodlands is a gravel road which is passeable during the rains and its location on the Tati River makes it well worth the short drive out of Francistown.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded Dec. 15, 2022
Hello BLACKRHINO S, Thank you so much for your high rating and really lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We do all work very hard at maintaining our "hidden gem" in the 'immaculate" condition you found! We are only 7 kms off the main tar national A3 road and easily passable even in the rainy season. We trust that the rest of your trip through Botswana was both enjoyable and most memorable? We also look forward to your future visits to our little spot. Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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marinaphysio wrote a review Nov. 2022
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Well maintained campsite and pool and ablutions. Enjoyable and reliable stopover. The prepacked meals and braai packs are an excellent help- especially when coping with transporting meat across vet fences!
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Responded Dec. 1, 2022
Hello marinaphysio, Thank you so much for the high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. Our staff all have specific areas of responsibilities and do enjoy keeping the property in the condition in which you found it! So happy that you found the prepacked meals and braai packs good as well as helpful for transporting meat through the vet control fences. We trust that the rest of your trip through Botswana was enjoyable as well as very memorable? Thank you for your support and recommendation of us! Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Andrewschoeman wrote a review Nov. 2022
Skukuza, South Africa945 contributions58 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a night at Woodlands on our way to Zambia from South Africa, we loved the location on the river, the beautiful gardens and walking through the gardens, the staff were friendly, the unit was neat and clean and we will definitely use Woodlands again, thank you.
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Response from Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge
Responded Dec. 1, 2022
Good day Andrewschoeman, Thank you so very much for your very high rating of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge and the lovely review you have given us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the view over the river and the walk through the gardens. Our staff all have specific areas of responsibilities and love welcoming our valued guests, so we will all be waiting for your return visit which we look forward to! Trust that the rest of your visit through our beautiful country Botswana was a good and memorable one? Many thanks again. Kind regards, Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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BotswanaNorth-East DistrictFrancistown
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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.