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Dianne D

Dianne Dohne

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Apr 2023
What a relief to arrive at a peaceful, interesting, and safe venue! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity of staying here with the very generous voucher you donated to Nippers Pre-School. We are very greatful.
Date of stay: April 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 25 May 2023
Hello Dianne
We are so happy to hear that you managed to come all the way to Botswana to enjoy your stay with us! Thank you so much for your high rating and lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge and trust that the rest of your trip through our beautiful Botswana was a happy and memorable one?
Maybe you'll be back again soon?

Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

The place is exactly as its described and the pictures maybe even more BEAUTIFUL in reality.Clean and tranquility defined and VERY friendly staff and management. its definitely gona be my place of frequency.

Date of stay: April 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

Hello helenngoma,
Thank you so much for your great rating and wonderful review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
We are so thrilled to hear that you found our advertising matching the 'hard copy' of the establishment!
All the members of staff work very hard in their areas of responsibility with such commitment, passion and personal responsibility. Your comment of 'VERY friendly staff and management' has been shared with all the staff with much appreciation. Thank you!
We look forward to your frequent visits.
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 24 March 2023 via mobile

Well equipped cottage. Beautiful scenery around river. Warm hosts and staff (Winnie & Lwazi).
Delicious lasagne for dinner.
Strange cooling system. Would prefer aircon.
Comfortable stay. Good beds. Shower en suite.
Dirt road approach.

Room tip: Outside Francistown
Date of stay: March 2023
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 27 March 2023

Good day ChintaSouthAfrica,
Thank you so very much for the great rating and the lovely sincere review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge. So very thrilled to hear that you had a delicious meal - 'Mike's Meal' and that Winnie and Lwazi welcomed you so warmly! The quiet, serene surroundings are maintained to the best of our ability all the time for your pleasure and enjoyment.
The cooling system is an "EVAPORATIVE COOLER" (Australian invention for the dry hot climates). It works very efficiently and uses a small amount of electricity. Our power supply into the property would prohibit the use of aircons so this is a most effective and efficient means of cooling the rooms.
Our dirt road receives due attention twice a year and is due for a good grading soon once we know the rains have left us!!
Trust you had a wonderful trip through our beautiful country and that you will be back again soon -- and of course to us here at Woodlands as well?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 16 March 2023

We always try and stop at Woodlands at least for a couple of nights on our journey back to Malawi.
The bird life is wonderful and the garden beautiful and very well tended.
The riverside bedrooms are comfortable, clean and we bought delicious Mike’s meals at the office. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay perfect. It’s always the highlight of our trip.
We recommend Woodlands to any travellers we meet.
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay.

Date of stay: March 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2023

Good day MargaretW,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and high rating of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
We value them very much as we do your loyal and constant support of us!
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the 'Mikes' Meals' and the birds 'showed off' all their glory for you!
We all do strive for excellence in our own areas of responsibilities here at Woodlands. Reading your comments, which cover so many of those areas, thrills us and motivates us to do better and better all the time!
We look forward to your return trips!
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 10 March 2023

Beautiful grounds and accommodation. Hidden and peaceful setting in gorgeous nature ~ well kept gardens and grounds. Great accommodation facilities ~ well equipped and comfortable... Frozen food was also enjoyable

Date of stay: December 2022
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2023

Good day Sunshine27004124575
We appreciate you taking time to rate and review us so highly on this forum.
We do consistently try our best to maintain our property and business in the condition you found it and delight in the knowledge that you have enjoyed and valued everything here.
Trusting that you will return again and again to us?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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Reviewed 6 March 2023


We stayed at wonderfull places in Botswana on our 8 day trip, but this one was the best one in terms of value for money, the rooms was very nice, smelled fresh, all you need was in the rooms was in, service was fast and great! Lovely braai and the braai packs was well priced and good quality meat. The wood is proper wood and made great coals.

Date of stay: February 2023
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2023

Good day hendrikk19
Thank you so much for your high rating and truly lovely review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge.
We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful trip through Botswana recently!
Absolutely delighted that you found us to be the best in terms of value for money and so appreciate all your lovely comments. Our staff do work very hard at keeping the establishment in 'tiptop shape' and so when customers value the fruit of their efforts it makes us all very happy!
We do hope to see you again soon?
Kind regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)

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