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About Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge

Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge is situated on the site of the Hunters' Road and overlooks the Tati River, 10 km north of Francistown on the Nata, Maun and Kasane A3 route. It is an ideal stopover (or destination) to break the long journey for those exploring the northern territories of Botswana and for those wanting to be safely off the roads before dark.

There are grassed Campsites with their own braai area as well as bush campsites. Water and electrical points are on the lawned sites.

Cosy, basic camp Chalets with beds & linen only- no self-catering equipment available in these except a kettle. These units make use of the central open ablution facility.

Perhaps you would prefer to relax in our luxurious Woodlands Cottage or one of our fully equipped Riverview Rooms. Both these options are fully set up for all the needs of the traveller.

Make use of the lovely sparkling swimming pool to refresh you after a long journey. Also available for your convenience are pre-cooked frozen meals, braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments and other basic food commodities. Breakfast packs are available for early travellers on request.

A large variety of Botswana bird species can be viewed. Experience the call of the migrant woodlands kingfisher who nests here annually arriving in November and departing again in April. Animals which are frequently sighted or heard are kudu, impala, bush buck, duiker, steenbok, jackal and monkeys. Lovely walks along the river bank. The Selolwe Ruins,a National Monument, are within walking distance.

Wedding Venues: Romantic exclusive small wedding! Viewing Deck overlooking the romantic Tati River for the ceremony or the dry river bed in winter. Hosting 30 people. Beautiful gardens and secluded spots for photos. Marquee for the celebration. Outside catering.

Family friendly: Introduce the children to birding and fishing. Lovely bird walks and trails through the property and river beds. A delightful dam that hosts fish for catch & release. Sparkling swimming pool for the hot summer months. The dreaded WIFI available!

Romantic: Sunrise walks along the marked bird walk and trail and then relaxing sundowners watching breath taking sunsets on our new Viewing Deck, of course after the quiet stroll along a magical river bed! It's beautiful!

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Reviews: 39 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Check In
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Safe
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)
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  • Riverview Rooms Riverview Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 8 Comfortable 3/4 beds with fresh, crisp linen and clean en-suite facilities. Each room has a user friendly kitchenettecon... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views, Three-quarter beds, Garden views
    • Rooms Adults
      • Campsite Chalets Campsite Chalets Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Sleep soundly in our cozy, tiled chalets with authentic African cane furniture and 3/4 size beds, each with its own... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views, Three-quarter beds, Garden views
        • Rooms Adults
          • Woodlands Cottage Woodlands Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Is our premier accommodation sleeping four in two separate en-suite rooms. It has all the facilities of a tastefully... see more Features:  Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan see more Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views, Three-quarter beds, Garden views
            • Adults
              • The Deck Room The Deck Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Nestled at the bottom of the campsite. Very secluded. Beautifully furnished sleeping two on three-quarter teak framed... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan see more Shower only, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Three-quarter beds
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge

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                  Cornelia Boekamp
                  02 July 2019

                  A pleasant spot in the middle of nowhere!

                  irma Buys
                  22 April 2019

                  Excellent stop over.

                  Cheryl Kleyweg
                  20 August 2018

                  The beds are pillows are so comfortable - exactly what was needed after 12 days of camping! The setting was very peaceful and quiet and what a pleasure when everything is spotlessly clean and works. Excellent management! Thank you Woodlands.

                  Johann Herbst
                  08 May 2017

                  Thank you for a stunning place with spotless chalets and beautiful gardens. It is a great stopover!!

                  Judi Lontos
                  18 April 2017

                  After a stolen passport on the border of Zambia, I was told to leave the country immediately. I managed to phone Woodlands Lodge and spoke to Len who was happy to bump our accommodation up one night earlier. Len even brought our dinner to our room. We where very impressed with our reception. Woodlands Stop over Lodge was beautiful and very clean.

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                  Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge is 7.1km from the centre of Phase V4 , the nearest airport 174.4km (JM Nkomo International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling