By the time you've navigated the long rutted and dodgy approach road, you arrive in a little oasis. The cottages and rooms spacious and well-decorated, and attention to detail makes for a very comfortable stay. The facilities are very well built, serviced and maintained, which is a good thing because when we arrived (after a very bad storm) the approach road was more like a dried up riverbed.
The surrounding bush is lovely with lots of bird life, and evenings spent adjacent to the Tati riverbed having a BBQ make it easy to relax, if you're prepared for the onslaught of a bizarre array of insect life. Although it's near Francistown with it's super food shopping, the approach is so daunting and takes as long as the drive to town once you've hit the A1that I'm not sure I'd stay there again because you need a 4x4 to get from the main road to the lodge.
Great when you get there, but that's the really tricky part!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodlands Stop Over is a self catering establishment situated just 10kms north of Francistown just off the A3 National road. We have three different types of accommodation suiting the pockets of all travellers.A lovely, well appointed, family cottage with two en-suite bedrooms and all the comfortable amentities of home. Fully furnished and equipped.Eight Riverview en-suite rooms with their own kitchenette, also fully equipped. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Six quaint chalets in the campsite making use of the immaculately clean ablution facility. Lovely lawned campsites with water and power points for customer convenience. For the tired traveller a sparkling swimming pool welcomes you on arrival. A tranquil setting awaits all our valued patrons! We are ready to give a warm Botswana welcome. Dumelang! ... more less