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Woodlands self-catering
The perfect accommodation and camping 10 km outside Francistown

21°4.93'S 27°27.83'E

Please note. There is an extra cost of Pula 20 per caravan or trailer when camping.

Woodlands self-catering (self contained) - situated on the banks of the beautiful Tati River, 10kms north of Francistown on the Nata/Maun/Kasane A3 route. Woodlands camp is an ideal stopover 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.

At Woodlands we invite you to make make use of our lovely sparkling swimming pool to refresh you after your long journey. Grassed individual campsites have their own braai, water and some have electrical points. Or sleep soundly in cosy tiled chalets, with African cane furniture and three-quarter size beds, each with its own electricity supply.

Perhaps you would prefer to relax in one of Woodlands beautiful cottages - Woodlands, Guinea Fowl or the new River View Chalets. They are all fully equipped for self-catering (self contained). Also available for your convenience are braai packs, wood, ice, refreshments as well as other basic food commodities.

A large variety of Botswana bird species can be viewed whilst relaxing on the secluded mukwa deck on the river bank. Experience the call, in the summer months, of the migrant Woodlands Kingfishers who nest here annually, and after which the campsite is named.

Lovely walks along the river bed/bank and within easy walking distance are the Selolwe Ruins - a National Monument site. Although our official name is Woodlands 4x4 we are accessible by normal saloon car.

You will find Woodlands sign post on your right 10 km north of Francistown on the Nata road. At Woodlands we do have a small shop that sells the bare necessities.

Self-catering chalet Woodlands Francistown Botswana
Woodlands Stop Over Dinning room
Woodlands self catering accommodation lounge
Camping at Woodlands Francistown Botswana Self catering unit at Woodlands Francistown
Woodlands Stop Over camping Beddroom Woodlands self Catering Francistown
River at Woodlands Lodge francistown Woodlands self-catering accommodation kitchen

Woodlands Stop Over recommends the Kalahari Arms Hotel in Ghanzi in the west of Botswana. This hotel is rich in history and is mentioned in most books of the early days of Botswana.


In Swakopmund, Namibia's favourite coastal resort, you can choose between Alte Brucke self-catering accommodation which is very similar to Woodlands Stop Over or the more luxury Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. North of Swakopmund is the Cape Cross Lodge along the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. The Orange River Lodge at Noordoewer offers similar self catering accommodation to Woodlands self-catering accommodation.


Woodlands stop over recommends Wild Coast lodges in South Africa such as Hole in the Wall Hotel which offers both hotel style accommodation as well as self-catering (self contained) accommodation near Coffee Bay. Mazeppa Bay Hotel is further south near Qora River Mouth


Temba Zimbabwe are specialists in tours and safaris to Zimbabwe.  Ask them to tailor-make a Zimbabwe tour for you. The Matobo Hills Lodge is a beautiful lodge in the famous Matobo Hills National Park. Matobo Hills is within easy reach of Woodlands Stop Over in Francistown and therefore most likely it will be your first stop in Zimbabwe. From Matobo Hills you can visit Fothergill Island an island in the Matusadona National Park in Lake Kariba. Caribbea Bay Hotel is another option in the Kariba area. This is a luxury resort on what is generally known as the "Riviera" of Southern Africa.