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FarAway45488766273

Great place to stop over!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 09 Jan 2023
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!
Date of stay: January 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 16 Jan 2023
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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Reviewed 8 January 2023

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!

Date of stay: January 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2023

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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Reviewed 8 January 2023

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.

Date of stay: January 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2023

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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Reviewed 16 December 2022

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.

Date of stay: December 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 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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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

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.

Room tip: If you're planning to stay at Woodlands, advance booking is recommended as they do get busy, expecially over holidays.
Date of stay: December 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 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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Reviewed 25 November 2022

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!

Date of stay: November 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 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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