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clairegdellis
Johannesburg, South Africa

Really good stopover

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Aug 2021
Very comfortable spacious room, convenient stopover on our way home, excellent well-maintained pool, camping facilities and garden etc. Were lucky enough to see a giant eagle owl family in the riverbed trees.
Date of stay: August 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 09 Sept 2021
Hello clairegdellis,
Thank you so much for your great rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
We are thrilled that you found everything to be convenient and comfortable-- the spacious rooms are appreciated by many especially when carrying large travel bags for extended holidays.
The Verreaux's Eagle Owl is still sitting on eggs and we trust we will be seeing the "little ones" very soon-- hopefully two of them! Trust they don't find the tame garden Guinea Fowl easy dinner?
We hope you enjoyed your trip around Botswana and that you will back to visit us all again soon?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 11 August 2021

Our family had a lovely stay at Woodlands. The staff was friendly and the chalet was well equipped and cozy with warm water bottles provided for the cold night. We saw the resident Verreaux eagle owl on and early morning walk in the dry river bed.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2021

Hello anitaerasmus,
So lovely to hear from you with such a high rating and lovely review about us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. Thank you very much! So very glad you got to see the Verreaux Eagle Owl on your early morning walk -- he gives himself away with his deep grunting! We then know he is around for the camera lens!
We trust you will be back soon to enjoy our little piece in Africa.
Travel safely
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 22 July 2021

Yes its a little out of town but well worth the short drive. The Manager Sunet yet again went beyond the norm to help with vehicle issues. The frozen meals are always good value. Fir me a big plus is that they allow my dogs.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2021

Hello Angora v
Thank you so much for the great rating and the very nice review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
So glad your vehicle was sorted out and that you and your dogs always enjoy Woodlands! Also very happy to hear that the meals were enjoyed as well!
Thank you for your loyal support of us here -- we do so appreciate it very much.
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 19 July 2021

On very short notice on a Sunday evening Woodlands had no problem in accommodating us and we were waited upon. Everything was immaculate. Every detail in the rooms were well thought through. This place is a winner!!!

Date of stay: July 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

Good morning iansJ5943BV,
Thank you so much for your great rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
So very glad that you found everything on your arrival to be more than your expectations! It is exciting for us to get feedback on our efforts here at Woodlands. We are very grateful for your support and thrilled that you chose us to come spend a night.
We look forward to your return visits!
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West(Owners)

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Reviewed 15 July 2021

After a held up at Martensdrift I arrived at 20h00 at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge. Friendly people was waiting for me, took me to a spectacular room. Sparkling clean bathroom and crisp clean bedding. A place where one can rest after a days hard work or driving. I will definitely stay there again.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

Hello Broloks
Thank you so much for the good rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
So happy that your experience of Woodlands has been a good one and that you will return to visit again.
We appreciate your support and trust that the rest of your visit through Botswana was good and successful.
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 27 June 2021

A beautiful place with fine ablution block in a safe environment.
I was however a bit put off by the fact that I had to pay Pula45 to be able to hook-up our fridge/freezer to electricity. For the same amount I could buy 122 units of electricity in Cape Town. Our household does not even use half of that for a full 24 hour day. It did not see this anywhere on your website. Please make it clear that electricity is extra over and above camping fees.

Date of stay: June 2021
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Good day retiredsir,
Thank you so much for your high rating of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge and for your lovely review as well. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We also appreciate your comments about the power and wish to apologise for the fact that it is so expensive.
Sadly, the cost of our power in Botswana has gone twice in the last few months and with the fact that we went through very harsh times last year we have to watch the usage of it very closely.
We, too, are horrified at the cost and have had to switch off our huge 4x4 meter freezer and 4x4m fridge facilities together with many other units using electricity in order to "march time" with the ever rising costs and slow income for us.
We will take your advice and see how to best add this information to our website -- on the website we just make reference to the fact that power and water facilities are available on the camping sites.
It is, however, not included in the camping fees. But all our email communication going out to our guests when they book clearly states that it is an extra charge.
We do sincerely hope that this will not prevent you from visiting and staying with us again. We do so appreciate both your support and your comments.
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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