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707lindae
Cape Town, South Africa

Excellent stop over oasis

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Oct 2022
It was a pleasure stopping over at Woodlands. The room was big and airy and and the beds comfortable with clean linen. There is a lovely deck to sit on and our own verandah also had comfortable furniture to use. We'd highly recommend Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge.
Date of stay: October 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 28 Oct 2022
Good day LindaE,
Wow! Thank you so much for your high rating and really lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
I shall certainly be reading your comments to all the staff who are very committed in their areas of responsibility. It is very motivating for all us when our valued guests appreciate, enjoy and comment on what we work hard to provide.
We trust that you enjoyed your visit through our beautiful Botswana and that you will be back very soon again?
And of course stopping again with us?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

7 km off the tar road along a rather corrugated gravel road, is so well worth it, to experience the tranquility of Woodlands We pre-ordered frozen meals ( a la Woolies) yet there were alternatives at Reception. Be aware that Garmin Street Maps routes you incorrectly, so best to follow the signs. The directions on their website presume you are travelling north from Francistown, but you can work it out! A delightful overnight stop-over, we highly recommend

Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2022

Good day RobertWB,
Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us so highly and to review us equally highly. We are so happy to hear that the detour on the corrugated road was so worth while.
We have just had the road graded, which usually happens twice a year and just after the first rains.
We do not understand why the Garmin Street Maps as well as Google maps route travellers along the worst roads in our district. However, we are so glad that the road signs still have an important place in this day of HIGH TECH! Will also check the website ( thank you for drawing it to my attention) because it should give directions both from north and south. BUT so thrilled that you came, stayed and enjoyed!
We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your trip through Botswana and that you will be back to visit our beautiful country again soon AND of course to stay with us too?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 11 October 2022

Really a fantastic place, could have stayed a bit longer.
Staff was fantastic at the office.
Our booking was for 25/09/2022, we got a emergency call from home when we were at Khwai camp on the 24/09/2022 and had to go home, we then took a chance and did the stopover on the 24/09/2022.
Thank you for the staff at the reception for accommodating us a day earlier and supplying the pre-cooked meals for us at that time, there was no time enough for us to reach the Martins drift border post. Thanks to all, will make use of Woodlands again when we visit Botswana again

Date of stay: September 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2022

Good day Martin & Elma v d Kuil,

Thank you so very much for your very high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
So sorry to hear that your trip through Botswana was cut short but also happy to hear that we were able to accommodate you with the day earlier than your planned date. I have passed on your comments onto the ladies in reception-- they are delighted! Thank you!
We do look forward to your return visit to both us and our beautiful country - BOTSWANA!
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 10 October 2022

We were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and had pre ordered soups to have for supper. These were heated and delivered to our tents which exceeded our expectations. The facilities are great and I would recommend Woodlands to anyone needing to stop on their way either North or West.

Date of stay: October 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2022

Hello Denise W
Thank you so much for your high rating and truly lovely comments about the staff here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. They love to SERVE and the girls heating your food were probably the same ones who cooked the food .. so I'll share your comments with them! All so motivating for them.
We have set high standards for ourselves and so appreciate it when you, our valued guest, notice and value them.
We trust that the rest of your trip through Botswana was a happy and memorable one and that you will be back again soon?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 10 October 2022

Woodlands is our firm family favorite we stay a few times a year and we always comment on the fact that this is the one place you can stay at and each time you come back they have done something more to improve the property. We love Mikes frozen meals and everyone in the family always looks forward to them. The deck area and garden around it over the river is looking beautiful and definitely worth a stay in the Riverview rooms

Date of stay: October 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2022

Good day Zimshirl,
Thank you so much for taking precious time out of your day to rate us so highly and for the really lovely encouraging comments about us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. We do so appreciate them!
So thrilled to know that you notice the small but constant steps of additions or corrections that we try to do all the time maintaining the high standards that we have set for ourselves.
The chefs will be over the moon to think that you look forward to their "Mike's Meals" -- all home cooked for your enjoyment. We are now making use of the amazing power saving 'WONDERBAGS' for the cooking process. Next time take a peek at the bags as well! -- (available in the reception shop)
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Take care and kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 5 October 2022

We did two times a stopover in Woodlands on our way north and back south again. As usual and expected it is a very convenient place to pitch the tent on the grassy lawns, enjoy the beer before braaiing , have a warm shower and look for the bush babies who hunt around the lights.

Date of stay: September 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2022

Good day RobKeul,

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us SO highly and to make such lovely comments about Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
It is lovely to hear that you now have an expectation of Woodlands and that we met it on both occasions.
We all strive for excellence and work together as a happy team to be able to provide a predictable facility that offers the opportunity to rest and recuperate before the next leg of a long journey.
We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future?
Trust the rest of your trip through Botswana was memorable and enjoyable?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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