We invite you to make use of our sparkling swimming pool. RESIDENTS USE ONLY.
Decide between our luxurious fully furnished and well equipped WOODLANDS COTTAGE or one of our 8 RIVERVIEW ROOMS. ALL are en-suite units and equipped for self-catering together with their own adjacent parking. Or sleep peacefully in a cosy tiled CHALET or the DECK ROOM (neither are en-suite) and both sleep 2 in ¾ beds complete with African cane furniture. All rooms offer tea and coffee facilities.
Alternatively, there is an option to set up your own tent on the grassed individual campsites, with braai and water point. Some electrical points are available.
The shared ablution facility is within easy reach of all the sites.
RECEPTION: stop at the boom gate and check in. Here you will meet our front of house staff, awaiting your arrival, who will welcome you to WOODLANDS STOP OVER & LODGE.
HOMEMADE MEALS for your convenience, braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments and other basic commodities all available at the reception.
BRAAI STANDS AVAILABLE for your convenience.
POWER AND WATER POINTS ACCESSIBLE.
A large variety of bird life is awaiting your appreciation whilst relaxing or going for a BIRD WALK along the breathtaking trails. Experience the summer call of the migrant Woodland Kingfisher, who nests here annually, and after which the campsite is named.
Stroll along the TATI RIVER BED in search of some of Botswana’s finest birds.
Relax on our VIEWING DECK - overlooking the Tati river as the sun sets at the end of the day.
The SANDGROUSE BIRD HIDE overlooks our DINKIE DAM.
Cool down after a long journey in our lovely SPARKLING SWIMMING POOL. Take your experience of Woodlands with you as you continue your discovery further into the wilderness which Botswana has to offer.
We are situated on the original “Hunters ‘Road” site, 10KM North of Francistown, Botswana on the A3 Nata/ Maun/ Kasane route just 7 hours from Pretoria and 5 hours from both Kasane and Maun.
Selolwe Ruins is a national monument site within 30 minutes walk along the riverbed. Animals frequently sighted include kudu, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbok, jackal and monkeys.
Within 2 kilometre is Douma's Crocodile Farm, hosting over 2000 crocodiles.
In Room Facilities:
Choose between our:
LUXURIOUS WOODLANDS COTTAGE: Sleeps 4 in 2 separate en-suite rooms, linen is provided on all beds including towels and fans. Attractive, cozy and comfortable for both families and business travellers. The dining and lounge area are open plan to the kitchen. The Kitchen is conveniently equipped with: emergency lights, lanterns, gas stove, microwave, kettle, teas, coffee, cutlery, crockery, toaster, fridge, dishwasher and sink. Wifi available. The Front Veranda overlooks our beautiful green lawns, with a short walk to the braai area, set up with a Yellow bulb light, water tap and electrical point.
RIVERVIEW ROOMS: Sleeps 2, complete with fresh linen and towels. These rooms are equipped with an en-suit bathroom and small kitchenette, each containing the essential necessities including a dressing table, hairdryer, toaster, kettle, microwave, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. A personalized touch welcomes you. These rooms have a cool veranda furnished with outside seating which overlooks a Braai facility with yellow night light, electrical power point and water tap. WIFI is available.
DECK ROOM: This private and romantic deck room is tastefully decorated with comfortable beds, fresh linen, towels, and overhead mosquito nets. WIFI is available in the deck room as well as a kettle, coffee and tea. Experience the outside shower with a bush view BUT there is NO toilet - an ablution block is a short walking distance away. There is a private outside braai area which is furnished with an umbrella, deck chairs and loungers.
CAMPSITE CHALETS: a walk away from the ablution block – these "Cool bush huts" are designed to suit the needs of those looking for a typical Botswana sleep over experience. Complete with two beds, clean linen, towels and mosquito nets. Each chalet has a fan, kettle, coffee and teas, some cutlery and crockery. Outside furniture, lanterns, emergency lights are available and a braai area with yellow night light and electrical power point is just outside the chalet.
CAMPING: Pitch a tent or park your camper van - allocated where the grass is green. Offering shade from the trees, braai facilities, running water, electrical power points and WIFI.
A TRANQUIL SETTING AWAITS Botswana's tired traveller. Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge is situated on the banks of the beautiful Tati River, 10kms north of Francistown on the Nata/Maun/Kasane A3 route. Discover this hidden GEM!
Experience the call, in the summer months, of the migrant Woodland Kingfisher who nest here annually, and after which the establishment is named.