We invite you to make use, feel refreshed and unwind, 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 arival who will welcome to WOODLANDS STOP OVER & LODGE.
Beautifully appointed accommodation varies for all – choose from our:
WOODLANDS COTTAGE: that sleeps 4 in 2 separate en-suite rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining room and own spacious parking.
RIVER VIEW ROOMS: en-suite and well equipped for self-catering and with braai areas.
THE DECK ROOM: Romantically nestled away at the bottom of the campsite, overlooking the Tati River, a private setting from all. It sleeps two ¾ beds on teak frames. Channel in and look out through the “slide screen TV’ not to be missed.
COSY CHALETS: NOT EQUIPPED, but with linen and hospitality tea/coffee and adjacent parking.
CAMPSITES: Have their own braai areas, water taps and limited electrical points.
HOMEMADE MEALS for your convenience, braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments and other basic commodities all available at the reception.
A large variety of bird life is awaiting your appreciation whilst relaxing or going for a walk along the breathtaking trails or simply relax on our DECK -overlooking the Tati river as the sun sets to the end of yet another day.
The SANDGROUSE BIRD HIDE is special, overlooking our little dam. Experience the summer call of the migrant Woodland Kingfisher, who nests here annually, and after which the campsite is named.
Take your experience of Woodlands with you as you continue your discovery further into the wilderness which Botswana has to offer.
Cool down after a long journey in our lovely SPARKLING SWIMMING POOL. Once feeling energised, kit up for a stroll to DINKIE DAM or a 2 km walk through either the cleared bush or along the TATI RIVER BED in search of some of Botswana’s finest birds.
If you looking for Self-catering or simply desire to pitch a tent, experience Woodlands Stop Over and Lodge overlooking the banks of the Tati River, situated on the “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.
Identify and share your discovery of Botswana’s large variety of bird species. Hear the call in the summer months of the migrant Woodland Kingfisher, our regular annual resident after which our establishment has been named.
Lovely walks along the river bed /bank within easy walking distance from the Selolwe Ruins… A National Monument Site. Frequently sighted kudu, impala, bush buck, duiker, steenbok, jackal and monkeys, is always something special.
Within 2 kilometre is Douma's Crocodile Farm, hosting over 2000 crocodiles.
It is with much delight that the Tati River over which we look flows after the rains falling from November through to March.
In Room Facilities:
Choose between our:
Luxurious Woodlands Cottage: Sleeps 4 in two separate en-suite rooms, linen is provided on all beds including towels and fans. Attractive, cozy and comfortable for families, business and more. The dining and lounge area are open plan to the kitchen Fully equipped kitchen: conveniently equipped with: WIFI, emergency lights, lanterns, gas stove, microwave, kettle, teas, coffee, cutlery, crockery, toaster, fridge, dishwasher and sink. The Front Veranda is beautifully set with a tranquil finish and full view of our beautiful green lawns, with a short walk across to where your will find your Braai area, set up with a Yellow bulb light, water tap and electrical point and fire extinguishers
Riverview Room: Sleeps 2, complete with fresh linen on all beds, towels, WIFI. An en-suit bathroom, dressing table, hairdryer, guest book, kitchenette with a toaster, kettle, microwave, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. A personalized touch welcomes you. A cool veranda, outside furniture and beautiful setting in view of your Braai facility set out in the garden with yellow night light, electrical power point, water tap and seats. You will find deck chairs and other seating furniture allocated for you to use and a fire extinguisher
Deck Room: Private and secluded. Romantic and delightful. Tastefully decorated, comfortable beds fresh linen, towels, WIFI and bush view. Experience the outside shower BUT no toilet -ablution blocks available in a short walking distance. There is a kettle, coffee and teas. Clean fresh linin and towels. A mosquito net, outside braai area and umbrella, deck chairs and loungers and fire extinguisher.
Campsite Chalets: a walk away from the ablution block – ‘Cool bush huts” designed to suit the needs for all those looking for a typical Botswana sleep over experience. Complete with two beds clean linen and towels, mosquito nets a fan and kettle, coffee and teas, some cutlery and crockery. Outside furniture, deck chair, lanterns, emergency lights, fans braai area and facility, with yellow night lights and electrical power point and fire extinguisher.
Camping: Pitch a tent or park your camper van. - allocated where the grass is green. Offering shade from the trees, running water, outside lights and electrical power points, WIFI and Braai facilities.
Beautiful neat and clean SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION in a tranquil & serene environment is what Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge offers the tired but excited traveller through Botswana. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Tati River, 10kms north of Francistown on the Nata/Maun/Kasane A3 route. Discover this hidden GEM!
Our sparkling swimming pool is most inviting after a long journey in summer.
Beautifully appointed accommodation, of different types, meeting the needs of all travelers
WOODLANDS COTTAGE sleeps 4 in 2 separate en-suite rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge & dining room. Private parking
RIVERVIEW ROOMS, en-suite, all with braai areas and allocated parking
COSY CHALETS, NOT EQUIPPED, but with linen and hospitality tea/coffee and adjacent parking
CAMPSITES have their own braai areas, faucets and limited electrical points.
Delicious HOMEMADE MEALS for your convenience plus braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments and other basic commodities.
Identify of large variety of Botswana bird species whilst walking along the lovely trails or relaxing on the RIVERVIEWING DECK or in the SAND GROUSE BIRD HIDE. Experience the call, in the summer months, of the migrant Woodlands Kingfishers who nest here annually, and after which the campsite is named.
SELF CATERING ACCOMIDATION simply beautiful, neat, clean set in a tranquil and serene environment is what Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge offers the tired but excited “explorer” trekking through Botswana’s finest. Alongside the Tati River banks, 10Kms north of Francistown on the Nata/Maun/Kasane Road, is a hidden gem guaranteed to be discovered!