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Peaceful overnight stopover

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 03 May 2023via mobile
We needed to stop over to rest on our travels through Botswana and we’re driving a little behind schedule into the evening and it was getting late. We called ahead to Woodlands and asked if they would accommodate us. They told us they would have someone waiting to greet us at the gate after hours. We were so relieved when we got there we were greeted by Daniel at reception he was very pleasant and helped us to get the four of us to a beautiful cottage for an overnight stay.
The accommodations were outstanding the beds are comfortable. The kitchen was complete. We had fire ring and grill cooking facilities and a beautiful view of the plush green grounds from our deck. There is a Palapa area that looks over the water from the river and sounds of lots of wildlife wildlife throughout the night.! we really enjoyed our stay, and would love to come back on our next journey through this part of Botswana and we highly recommend this to any other safari travelers or weary travelers looking for a restful stay.!
Date of stay: May 2023
Room Tip: Signs were difficult to see from road at night
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 25 May 2023
Good day dpinpb,
What a high rating and wonderful review of us here at Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge! Thank you so much. We value all your comments and highly appreciate your recommendation of us to other fellow safari travellers.
Our staff are all committed to the high standards that we have set for ourselves and are responsible for different areas of the business keeping it all in the condition in which you found it!
We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your travels through our beautiful Botswana and that it won't be too long before you are back again -- and to stay with us?
Kindest regards,
Mike & Anne West (Owners)
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Reviewed 25 April 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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Mike and Anne West, Owner at Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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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