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    1/23 - Woodlands Cottage- two bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Sleeps 4
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    2/23 - Woodlands Cottage, our premier accommodation
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    3/23 - Woodlands Cottage in winter
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    4/23 - Teak furniture in the open lounge around a cosy fire place (in winter)
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    5/23 - Looking into the kitchen over the teak counter
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    6/23 - Dining area seating 6 people around a teak table
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    7/23 - Fully equipped kitchen
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    8/23 - Internal picture of bathroom
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    9/23 - Private secluded braai area in front of the cottage
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    10/23 - Over looking the braai area with the river bed in the background
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    11/23 - Sparkling swimming pool
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    12/23 - Migrant Woodland Kingfisher-- after whom we're named. Visits November to April
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    13/23 - Frequently sighted in our river bed: Kudu bull
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    14/23 - Our own Walk & Birding trail on property of Woodlands
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    15/23 - The dry river bed at the end of the birding walk
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    16/23 - Largest fig tree in the area: 42m span
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    17/23 - Kukonje Island- within close driving distance
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Location & Contact Details
Address:Plot 9/10/11, Francistown, Botswana

Payment Methods
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Tswana
Special Categories
  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
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  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Small dogs
     Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
     Caution - other animals on the property

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Last updated on 17 Apr, 2018.
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WOODLANDS STOP OVER AND LODGE'S tranquil, out of the noisy city, location makes it an ideal destination for a few days or a quick stop over en-route to the Okavango Swamps, Chobe Game Reserve, Central Kalahari, Makgadigadi Pans, Botswana National Parks, Victoria Falls & other northern Zimbabwe destinations. Situated on the beautiful banks of the Tati River about 10km north of Francistown off A3 Nata/Maun Road. We are sited on the OLD HUNTERS' ROAD. An historic route travelled by hunters, explorers and missionaries of yesteryear.
Plan to stay with us a few days & let us organise day trips to various interesting spots in & around this area, or just stop to break the long journey for those exploring the northern territory of Botswana, returning home and for those wanting to be safely off the roads before dark.

Francistown International Airport is 10Kms from us and transfers can be arranged on special request.
We are a self-catering establishment.
WiFi is available to all resident guests.

Our facilities include:
Woodlands cottage (1) is our premier accommodation sleeping four in two separate en-suite rooms. It has all the facilities of a tastefully furnished home.

  • A beautiful private veranda & secluded braai area on the front lawn overlooking the river.
  • Fully equipped for self-catering with a kitchen area suitable for catering.
  • Crisp linen provided.
  • Complimentary tea & coffee.
  • Secure private parking adjacent to the cottage
Woodlands Cottage (Sleeps 4)
  • Room 1 - three quarter, three quarter
  • Room 2 - three quarter, three quarter

There is access for guests to use the sparkling swimming pool at the campsite.

Delicious homemade pre-prepared meals, braai packs, wood, ice & drinks as well as basic provisions are available.
There are a few good restaurants in the city which could be recommended to guests using the facility.

Our Activities include:

  • Two walk & birding trails on the property and the bird life is an ornithologist's paradise.
  • Dinkie Dam sports Tilapia fish for the ardent fisherman and novice alike.
Day trips to places of extreme interest such as:
  • Largest Baobab tree in the area
  • A Fig Tree with a 42m span
  • Mea Pan
  • Kukonje Island
  • Mukubilo Pan
  • Nata Bird Sanctuary
Woodlands Lodge is more than a Stop Over & we encourage you to stay a few days to really appreciate the ambiance of peace & tranquility and watch the abundant bird life for which we are also well known.

Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence 2016
Facilities
  • Airport (less than 15km)
  • Car hire (less than 20km)
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing onsite
  • Hunting (less than 30km)
  • Internet facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking all onsite
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Tumble dryer onsite
  • Washing machine onsite
  • Wifi Available
Special Categories
  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    no information

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Small dogs
     Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
     Caution - other animals on the property

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  • Directions

    GPS CO-ORDS
    LATITUDE:  S 21.08157, LONGITUDE:  E27.46404(s)
    21deg,04’min,54”sec: (e) 27deg,27’min,50”sec
    Alternate GPS Co-Ords: Depending on settings of GPS Unit
     s21 04 53.2 e27 27 50.7
     S21 04.889 E27 27.843
    s21 04.892 e27 27.840

    Travelling from South Africa (north) on the A1.
    When approaching Francistown, at the second traffic circle, turn left onto the A3-Nata/Kasane road.
    After traveling 10km from Francistown look out for the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign on the right hand side of the road (this sign board is exactly 2km after the Orapa Road turnoff). Turn right.
    Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
    You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

    Travelling from Zimbabwe on the A1.
    When approaching Francistown, at the second large traffic light intersection, turn right.
    Travel along this road going over the railway line and through three sets of traffic lights until the T-Junction.
    Turn right onto the A3-Nata/Kasane road.
    After traveling about 8km from Francistown look out for the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign on the right hand side of the road (this sign board is exactly 2km after the Orapa Road turnoff). Turn right.
    Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
    You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

    Travelling from Nata/Kasane (south) on the A3.
    When travelling south on the A3 from Nata/Kasane, the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign board is clearly visible on the left hand side of the road about 190km south of Nata (8km after you have passed the sign board stating 20km to Francistown). Turn left.
    Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
    You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

  • Cancellation Policy
    1. Check in time is from 15h00 and check out is at 09h00 on the day of departure.
    2. A cancellation rate of 25% of the full payment due will apply in all instances. Any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non refundable.
    3. Accommodation charges for the entire stay must be settled upon arrival.
    4. Bookings are kept until 5pm on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made for a late arrival.
    5. Non arrivals (no-show) will be liable to pay the full rate for the first night.
  • Arrival & Departure Times
    1. Check in time is from 15h00 and check out is at 09h00 on the day of departure.
    2. A cancellation rate of 25% of the full payment due will apply in all instances. Any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non refundable.
    3. Accommodation charges for the entire stay must be settled upon arrival.
    4. Bookings are kept until 5pm on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made for a late arrival.
    5. Non arrivals (no-show) will be liable to pay the full rate for the first night.
  • Terms Of Payment
    In order to secure your reservation, which will only be held for 48hrs, a 50% deposit is required (not negotiable) and we find that credit cards are the easiest for us to deal with. (Visa/Master Card only) If you would like to confirm this booking by credit card, then please complete the following form, and return via either email or fax. Alternatively you may phone through the details. NB: For security purposes could we ask that you either phone us at 00267 – 2440131 or text to 00267 – 73325912 between 09:00am and 12:00am with the CVC number together with your name and reservation date. ________________________________________ Please be advised that I, ____________________________ give permission for Woodlands Stopover to debit my credit card as follows: RESERVATION DATE: _________________________________ NAME ON CARD: _______________________________________ C/CARD TYPE: ___________________________________________ C/CARD No: ______________________________________________ EXPIRY: ___________________________________________________ 3 DIGITS (CVC #)ON REVERSE OF CARD: ___NB please phone/text through_____________ AMOUNT: Pula_______________________________________________ ________________________________________ Should you wish to deposit money into our account - the details are below, however please note that the bank charges on foreign transfers are quite high, and we are unable to absorb these costs. The bank charges P120.00 (Pula) on foreign transfers, and therefore please add this to your total amount. Once the payment has been made - please fax / forward through your proof of payment with your name and arrival date so that we may be able to efficiently trace your payment. BANK DETAILS WOODLANDS STOP OVER FNB BOTSWANA BLUE JACKET STREET ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6203 1739 602 CODE: 281867 SWIFT CODE: FIRNBWGX
  • Rules/Conditions
    A Key deposit of P100 will be required, payable on arrival. A breakage deposit of P350.00 will also be required, payable on arrival. NO SMOKING allowed in the rooms. NO MUSIC is allowed to disturb the peaceful tranquillity of the bush environment. Power outages, due to power shedding, can happen from time to time and the establishment cannot be held responsible for these. It is generally only for a few hours at a time. Credit Card facilities are available. There is no restaurant on the premises but homemade, pre-prepared meals are available from reception. Units are self catering and no meals are provided. You will need your passport & car registration documents together with the insurance cover to cross over the border into Botswana. There is a fee payable at the border for road tax & insurance in Botswana so have ready cash Pula or Rand. If you are not the vehicle owner then you will also require a police certified letter from the owner giving you permission to drive the vehicle in Botswana.
Directions

GPS CO-ORDS
LATITUDE:  S 21.08157, LONGITUDE:  E27.46404(s)
21deg,04’min,54”sec: (e) 27deg,27’min,50”sec
Alternate GPS Co-Ords: Depending on settings of GPS Unit
 s21 04 53.2 e27 27 50.7
 S21 04.889 E27 27.843
s21 04.892 e27 27.840

Travelling from South Africa (north) on the A1.
When approaching Francistown, at the second traffic circle, turn left onto the A3-Nata/Kasane road.
After traveling 10km from Francistown look out for the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign on the right hand side of the road (this sign board is exactly 2km after the Orapa Road turnoff). Turn right.
Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

Travelling from Zimbabwe on the A1.
When approaching Francistown, at the second large traffic light intersection, turn right.
Travel along this road going over the railway line and through three sets of traffic lights until the T-Junction.
Turn right onto the A3-Nata/Kasane road.
After traveling about 8km from Francistown look out for the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign on the right hand side of the road (this sign board is exactly 2km after the Orapa Road turnoff). Turn right.
Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

Travelling from Nata/Kasane (south) on the A3.
When travelling south on the A3 from Nata/Kasane, the “Woodlands Kingfisher” sign board is clearly visible on the left hand side of the road about 190km south of Nata (8km after you have passed the sign board stating 20km to Francistown). Turn left.
Once you are off the main road you will travel on a 7km, passable, dirt road (also fit for non 4WD vehicles) leading to the campsite which is well sign posted.
You will be welcomed by our friendly staff at reception.

Cancellation Policy
1. Check in time is from 15h00 and check out is at 09h00 on the day of departure.
2. A cancellation rate of 25% of the full payment due will apply in all instances. Any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non refundable.
3. Accommodation charges for the entire stay must be settled upon arrival.
4. Bookings are kept until 5pm on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made for a late arrival.
5. Non arrivals (no-show) will be liable to pay the full rate for the first night.
Arrival & Departure Times
1. Check in time is from 15h00 and check out is at 09h00 on the day of departure.
2. A cancellation rate of 25% of the full payment due will apply in all instances. Any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non refundable.
3. Accommodation charges for the entire stay must be settled upon arrival.
4. Bookings are kept until 5pm on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made for a late arrival.
5. Non arrivals (no-show) will be liable to pay the full rate for the first night.
Terms Of Payment
In order to secure your reservation, which will only be held for 48hrs, a 50% deposit is required (not negotiable) and we find that credit cards are the easiest for us to deal with. (Visa/Master Card only) If you would like to confirm this booking by credit card, then please complete the following form, and return via either email or fax. Alternatively you may phone through the details. NB: For security purposes could we ask that you either phone us at 00267 – 2440131 or text to 00267 – 73325912 between 09:00am and 12:00am with the CVC number together with your name and reservation date. ________________________________________ Please be advised that I, ____________________________ give permission for Woodlands Stopover to debit my credit card as follows: RESERVATION DATE: _________________________________ NAME ON CARD: _______________________________________ C/CARD TYPE: ___________________________________________ C/CARD No: ______________________________________________ EXPIRY: ___________________________________________________ 3 DIGITS (CVC #)ON REVERSE OF CARD: ___NB please phone/text through_____________ AMOUNT: Pula_______________________________________________ ________________________________________ Should you wish to deposit money into our account - the details are below, however please note that the bank charges on foreign transfers are quite high, and we are unable to absorb these costs. The bank charges P120.00 (Pula) on foreign transfers, and therefore please add this to your total amount. Once the payment has been made - please fax / forward through your proof of payment with your name and arrival date so that we may be able to efficiently trace your payment. BANK DETAILS WOODLANDS STOP OVER FNB BOTSWANA BLUE JACKET STREET ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6203 1739 602 CODE: 281867 SWIFT CODE: FIRNBWGX
Rules/Conditions
A Key deposit of P100 will be required, payable on arrival. A breakage deposit of P350.00 will also be required, payable on arrival. NO SMOKING allowed in the rooms. NO MUSIC is allowed to disturb the peaceful tranquillity of the bush environment. Power outages, due to power shedding, can happen from time to time and the establishment cannot be held responsible for these. It is generally only for a few hours at a time. Credit Card facilities are available. There is no restaurant on the premises but homemade, pre-prepared meals are available from reception. Units are self catering and no meals are provided. You will need your passport & car registration documents together with the insurance cover to cross over the border into Botswana. There is a fee payable at the border for road tax & insurance in Botswana so have ready cash Pula or Rand. If you are not the vehicle owner then you will also require a police certified letter from the owner giving you permission to drive the vehicle in Botswana.
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Last updated on 17 Apr, 2018.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 6 years
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    2/23 - Woodlands Cottage, our premier accommodation
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    3/23 - Woodlands Cottage in winter
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    4/23 - Teak furniture in the open lounge around a cosy fire place (in winter)
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    5/23 - Looking into the kitchen over the teak counter
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    6/23 - Dining area seating 6 people around a teak table
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    7/23 - Fully equipped kitchen
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    8/23 - Internal picture of bathroom
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    9/23 - Private secluded braai area in front of the cottage
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    10/23 - Over looking the braai area with the river bed in the background
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    11/23 - Sparkling swimming pool
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    12/23 - Migrant Woodland Kingfisher-- after whom we're named. Visits November to April
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    13/23 - Frequently sighted in our river bed: Kudu bull
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    14/23 - Our own Walk & Birding trail on property of Woodlands
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    15/23 - The dry river bed at the end of the birding walk
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    16/23 - Largest fig tree in the area: 42m span
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    17/23 - Kukonje Island- within close driving distance
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