Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge, Francistown Chalet & Campsite Accommodation, North-East District, Botswana

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Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge

Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge offers Chalet & Campsite Accommodation in Francistown, North-East District, Botswana

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge

  • An ideal stop over to break the long journey for those exploring the Northern territories of Botswana or returning home and for those wanting to be safely off the roads before dark.
  • Make use of the lovely sparkling swimming pool to refresh you after a long journey. FOR RESIDENTS USE ONLY
  • Grassed individual campsites with their own braai, water and electrical points are provided. Or sleep soundly in cozy tiled chalets with African cane furniture and 3/4 size beds, each with its own electrical supply and a tea/coffee facility.
  • Enjoy hot showers in our spacious tiled ablution block
  • Perhaps you would prefer to relax in our luxurious Woodlands Cottage or one of our new Riverview rooms. All units are fully equipped for self-catering.
  • Parking is adjacent to each room.
  • Also available for your convenience are pre-cooked/frozen meals, braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments as well as other basic food commodities. Breakfast packs for the early traveller are available.
  • A large variety of Botswana bird species can be viewed. Experience the call, in the summer months, of the migrant Woodlands Kingfisher who nest here annually and after which the stop over is named.
  • Animals which are frequently sighted or heard are Kudu, Impala, Bush buck, Duiker, Steenbok, Jackal and monkeys.
  • Lovely walks along the river bed/bank and within easy walking distance are the Selolwe Ruins ….. a National Monument site.
  • Visit the Old Hunters’ Road wall situated at the entrance to Woodlands.

Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge: Self Catering Accommodation and Camping in Francistown, Botswana is situated on the site of the "Hunters' Road" and overlooking the Tati River, 10km North of Francistown on the Nata/Maun/Kasane A3 route just 7 hours from Pretoria, 5 hours from Maun and 5 hours from Kasane.


Woodlands Cottage

Our luxurious 2-bedroomed cottage is fully equipped for the self-catering traveller. It is nestled amongst the trees along the beautiful banks of the Tati River. The full length veranda offers space and privacy. It overlooks a secluded, private braai area with the river visible behind.

Rhodesian teak furniture and local art pieces create a warm and homely atmosphere. A feature area is the attractive fire place for the chilly winter nights.

The spacious, fully kitted, kitchen will delight the caterer and family alike with a fridge, stove and microwave as in your home.

The two separate bedrooms each have two single beds and their own bathroom en-suite.

Clean crisp linen is provided.

A breakfast basket is available on request whilst a complimentary tea & coffee station is provided.

Delicious pre-prepared meals, “Mike’s Meals”, are available from the reception and can be warmed in your own kitchen for your enjoyment when ready.

Proudly Botswana meat BRAAI PACKS are also available from the reception office.

Serviced daily.

Riverview Rooms

Our Riverview rooms, which all overlook the Tati River, are beautifully furnished and decorated. Comfortable 3/4 beds with fresh, crisp linen and clean en-suite facilities are gratefully appreciated after a long journey. Serviced daily.

Each room has a user friendly kitchenette containing:

    A Fridge Microwave Kettle Cutlery and Crockery A breakfast basket is available on request whilst tea & coffee is provided in the room.

Pre-prepared meals: "Mike's Meals", are available from the reception and can be warmed in your own kitchenette for your enjoyment when ready. Or braai packs can also be obtained from the reception office. Individual braai facilities are close to the rooms and positioned on immaculate lawns lined with Buffalo thorn trees (ziziphus mucronata). Parking is adjacent to your room for your convenience. Sparkling swimming pool for residents use only.

Campsite / Chalets

Come sleep soundly in our cozy, tiled chalets with authentic African cane furniture and 3/4 size beds, each with its own electrical supply and a tea/coffee facility. They do not have any self-catering facilities other than their own private braai area. Pre-prepared, "Mike's Meals", are available from reception where they are heated for you and cutlery and crockery provided for your use in the chalet. Serviced daily.

These rooms do not have en-suite facilities either. You would make use of the immaculately clean shared ablution facility. Parking is adjacent to your chalet for your convenience. GRASSED INDIVIDUAL CAMPSITES, each with their own braai areas. Water and electrical points are also available on some sites. Enjoy hot showers in our spacious tiled ablution block. Sparkling swimming pool for residents use only.

The Deck Room

The DECK ROOM, nestled away at the bottom of the campsite overlooking the Tati River and is away from all the campsite activity. This beautifully furnished room takes on the full flavour of a deck cabin but offering all the comforts of a room. It sleeps two people on three-quarter teak framed beds. Complimentary tea/coffee is offered but there is no fridge or other cooking facilities/utilities other than a private and secluded braai area. It has a newly completed OUTDOOR SHOWER but no toilet, so, you would make use of the communal ablution block in the campsite for this purpose. Private parking is adjacent to the room.

Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From P610 Per Unit: Based on the Campsite Chalet (for 2 Adults) per night which would = P305 per person sharing when the rate is split. See rates for more information.

Campsite Chalets

(Rates are per unit per night)
1 Adult: P420 per unit
2 Adults: P610 per unit
Extra Persons: (2 extra max) P125 per person

Deck Room

(Rates are per unit per night)
1 Adult: P475 per unit
2 Adults: P660 per unit
Extra Persons: (2 extra max) P125 per person

Riverview Rooms

(Rates are per unit per night)
1 Adult: P725 per unit
2 Adults: P875 per unit
Extra Persons: (2 extra max) P175 per person

Woodlands Cottage

(Rates are per unit per night)
(Sleeps 4)
P1750 per night
Extra Persons: (2 extra max) P175 per person


(Rates are per person per night)
Adult: P125 per night
Child: P105 per night


(Rates are per person per night)
Adult: P125 per night
Child: P105 per night

Bush Camping Sites

(Rates are per person per night)
Adult: P115 per night
Child: P95 per night

Other Rates

Caravan / Motor-home / Off Road Trailer: P35 per night
Power Point (As Required & If Available): P35 per night

All prices include 12% VAT
Please be advised that there is a P10.00 / U$1.00 government levy
per person per night which is included these rates.

Botswana Pula, RSA Rand and US Dollars Accepted
Unfortunately we do not accept day visitors.

Please Note:

AN ADDTIONAL rate of P35.00/U$4.00 per caravan/ motor home/ off road trailer and P35.00/U$4.00 per electricity point as required & if available.

Check in time is from 15h00 and check out is at 09h00 on the day of departure.


  1. Notice Of Cancellation Must Be Writing
  2. A cancellation rate of 50% of the full payment due will apply in all instances. Principle of this Policy : Once confirmed, we are obliged to honour your reservation. This inevitably means that we turn away other enquiries. Whilst your reason for cancellation may be valid, Woodlands Stop Over & Lodge cannot "retrieve" enquiries that have been turned away.
  3. Any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non refundable.
  4. Accommodation charges for the entire stay must be settled upon arrival.
  5. Bookings are kept until 5pm on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made for a late arrival.
  6. Non arrivals (no-show) will be liable to pay the full rate for the first night.
  7. No music or parties allowed on the property.

Our Location Map Location of Woodlands Stop-Over & Lodge


-21.081691, 27.464291

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From P610 Per Unit
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Francistown, North-East District, Botswana
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