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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We received a very warm welcome and the facilities were fantastic! Our pooches were given free reign around the property and even had a swim. The dog friendly beach is very close and so is the start to a number of trails and bird hides. We were very sad we only had one night here and will definitely return!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had one night here and would plan to stay longer next time. It's in a lovely spot, secluded but with easy access to the town, so it's peaceful but convenient. Great service and hospitality. We'll be back!

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Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Lyn for choosing The Old Trading Post, thanks also for the positive review. Much appreciated!!! Regards Mike & René

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You're staying in a charming old house, all around there's nature, hikes just around the corner, a very peaceful and beautiful place to stay. Breakfast was simply perfect, we extended our stay and can only recommend this BnB to others traveling in the area.

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Thank Aurélie L
Brits, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed the entire experience from check-in right through immensely! What lovely hosts and breakfast in the beautiful garden in the fresh morning air was our highlight. Best place we have stayed at in quite some time. Absolute value for money and what a pleasure, from the decor and comfortable beds, to the food. Simply wonderful! Going to Wilderness? Stay...

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A special thank for all the additional information shared with us. We did a 4 day off road bike trip and were given valuable information on some of the off the beaten road passes. One in particular only known to a few was one of our highlights of the trip. Thanks MIke we had a really great trip .

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Thank CarolLD0211
Marden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We only stayed here one night on our way back to Cape Town and chose it because of the proximity to the national parks and the bird hides around the lakes. The accommodation was very comfortable as it was much larger than many other places we'd stayed in ZA. The hosts were lovely and the breakfast was fantastic.

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Thank lindsayf188
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a great guest house, very quiet and peaceful. The hosts Mike & René are very helpful. The room was excellent and the facilities are good. The friendly dogs are lovely. The breakfast was very good and plentiful. A great place to stay.

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Thank patrickrQ6547KS
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful historic building with a lush garden and small pool near The Lakes in Wilderness. Quiet and relaxing. Owners have 4 friendly dogs and you can bring your own. Good breakfast. Friendly owners. A definite recommendation for anyone wanting some R&R. Short drive to the beach and restaurants in Wildnerness.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a nice guest house if you like to be very close to the national park. Good facilities and Mike offers good tours. The room is a small size and the fixtures all work but are a little old. The room is very quiet and you will get a good nights sleep. No AC.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our night's stay. The hosts were extremely accommodating of our requirements with a toddler - we enjoyed the pool and feeding the koi fish. Great location, would recommend to anyone keen on Wilderness.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Trading Post is situated in a peaceful rural environment on the outskirts of Wilderness and surrounded by the lakes and wetlands of the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. The Old Trading Post. It is only a few minutes drive to the beaches, popular restaurants and village of Wilderness. We are conveniently situated 1.7km off the main N2 national road. Take the turn-off to "Die Vleie" (meaning "The Lakes") about 5 km east of the village. We offer cosy and unique accommodation with both Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering options. Accommodation consists of: Strelitzia Cottage - a one bedroom self-catering cottage which sleeps a family of 2 adults and 2 children with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The Garden Room - a double bedroom with kitchenette and en-suite shower. Lara's Room - a double bedroom with en-suite shower and bath. The tin Room - with 2 single beds and en-suite shower. Facilities include: Free wireless internet, swimming pool, barbeque facilities, bicycle hire, canoe hire (subject to river conditions) laundry facilities and sunny veranda / terrace and garden. Rooms are well equipped with bar fridges, tea and coffee facilities, television heating and cooling. All rooms are non-smoking but smoking is permitted outdoors. Nearby are walking trails, bird hides in the national park. ... more   less 

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Address: 1.7 km down Die Vleie / The Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: €55 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Trading Post 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“the unit with kitchenette, bedroom with double bed, 2 bunk beds in main room was best for us. Small, personal operation”
audrenew, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“garden room is on its own so nice and quiet. straletzia room and tin room are also apart from the main house if you want some more privacy”
940madeleines, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose Lara's Room if you want to stay in the Main building. Suites in the grounds good for families or for more privacy.”
84maxine, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Outdoor rooms offer self-catering facilities”
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Fiftynot, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The Garden room was great”
Michael_Conway, 29 Sep 2014 | Read review
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