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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our fourth stay in six months & we always stay in The Deck. Two comments. One, the foliage in front of The Deck needs to be judiciously trimmed because the view of the river is now almost completely blocked. Two, not sure whose responsibility it is, but the road in badly needs to be graded. Once there, it's delightful, but...

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Zambia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here a few times over the years on our trips from Zambia to SA. Really friendly staff, well kept gardens and campsites. All the accommodation is of a very high standard with everything provided. A great bonus is the delicious ready made frozen meals available from reception. Excellent value for money. Safe and peaceful place to unwind...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can gladly recommend this place! The ablution blocks are immaculate and it was such a welcoming place to stay. Staff are very friendly, the grounds are neat and tidy. The pool is clean, just a pleasant experience.

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

Hello annamariep2017, Thank you for your lovely happy review. It makes us so glad when our guests enjoy everything that we work hard to put in place. All our staff participate, happily, to make the stay of our valued guests as comfortable and pleasant as possible and they too are motivated by reviews such as yours! Thank you and we...

Pandanmatenga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I regularly use woodlands stop over as a midway stop from Chobe to Pretoria. There is excellent facilities and good value for money. The only criticism is that it is not that accessible from the main road.

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

Dear jacoh2017, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and also for your most loyal support of us! We appreciate both the comments and the support. We do strive for excellence here at Woodlands and try to keep our guests comfort in the foreground of our business. We have held our prices for the last four...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Such a beautiful peaceful place to stay, only a few km out of Francistown but you might as well be on another planet. The accommodation is perfect and the bird life just wonderful. The staff are friendly and helpful as are the ex Zimbo owners who's only wish is for you to relax and enjoy the superb surroundings. If you...

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

Hello CookRE Thank you so much for your most positive review and we're so very happy that you were able to relax and soak in the ambiance of Woodlands! We're thrilled when out guests enjoy our little spot on this existing planet! Even getting to hear the little baby Woodlands Kingfishers as their mama & papa fly to the nest...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband and I stayed at beautiful Woodlands over Christmas and New Year while visiting family in Francistown. It was a wonderful experience and we would go back again for sure. A peaceful haven - the staff and owners are just amazing people and so friendly and kind. We felt so welcomed and cared for every day. The location is...

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

Hello Carrie C, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us and so very positively. Most of all we are very happy that you were able to relax and de-stress and enjoy what Woodlands has to offer-- a little bit of bush and tranquility just outside the hustle and bustle of a busy city! So glad...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arrived after dark and departed after first light so did not have time to explore. But staff were friendly and helpful and the accommodation comfortable. Finding Woodlands coming through Francistown from the south was a bit of a nightmare with the road developments in progress and absent of signposts. Would help to indicate if the tap water is potable....

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

Hello alann695, We thank you for your review of us here at Woodlands and we are so sorry you were unable to see a little more of our surroundings! Perhaps on another occasion? By then we do hope that our road constructions will be a thing of the past and that we will be enjoying the freer movement of traffic....

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is a lovely place to stop and rest after a long drive. The family room is wonderful, it was clean and neat with great bathrooms. The rest of the lodge was also neat and clean. Would have loved to stay longer.

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

Hello remofiloel, Thank you so much for the review. So happy to know that you enjoyed your stop with us and everything was pleasing and comfortable for you. We would have loved you to have stayed longer! Come back soon! So many of our guests wish they could have stayed longer so we try to encourage potential guests to schedule...

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very quiet and comfortable, just needed to have warm meal and it would have been perfect. Price is overall reasonable, we enjoyed spending the night at this place, I would come back and would also recommend to friends and colleagues.

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

Hello 740jacintaa, Thank you for reviewing us and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a self-catering establishment but do have selection of lovely pre-prepared meals availabe in the reception that could have been heated for your enjoyment. I am so sorry if they were not offered to you by the staff on duty. An oversight...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a nice place to stay. very clean and staff very friendly. the location is absolute beautiful in the bush. we love it very much. hope we could have stayed longer and arrived earlier. thanks for a nice stay

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Hello pietp2017, Thank you for your lovely review and so sad that you arrived late. A pity as there is much to enjoy and appreciate here at Woodlands. At the moment (January 2017) it is the beautiful flowing Tati river and the "noisy" "breeding" Woodlands Kingfishers! Both a delight to see. You'll have to come back to visit again. Kind...

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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: $76 - $83 (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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“River views but all of the rooms and chalets are just wonderful - tranquil and safe.”
 of 5 bubbles CarrieC296, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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