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The Old Trading Post

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1.7 km down Die Vleie / The Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing tranquil pet friendly establishment. Mike Raubenheimer your perfect host..from the glorious setting amongst the Lakes of the Wilderness ..The different sounds of the many birds ..to the decor of old charm of each tastefully decorated room matched with the scrumptious breakfast..well worth a few nights visits..We will certainly be back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mike for a fantastic stay! We enjoyed every minute and will definitely be back! Beautiful location and homely atmosphere. We pre arranged to have dinner too which was delicious and well prepared .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a wonderful stopover. Unfortunately we could not stay longer at this charming and well kept B & B. Our room was immaculate and our host was attentive and made us feel right at home. The breakfast was a real treat ( probably the best we have had at a B & B in a long time ). Its... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Really nice and helpful owner, rooms were spotless and have everything you could ask for, breakfast was lovely especially served on the terrace when the weather was nice. The only very minor thing we would change was that the dstv in the' tin room' would only play the channel which was on in the main house, paperwork said it could... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a one night stay here, breaking our journey from East London to Cape Town. The decor abounds with wood, many period pieces, with some tasteful reproductions. Beautiful wooden floors, liberally scattered with kelims. Pets are allowed by arrangement, and one of the other guests there had a lovely dog. We stayed in the main house,... More 

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Mike and Harja R, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Karyn for the comprehensive review and comments. The firm matrasses are a firm favourite amongst our guests. Sorry you needed softer. Thanks for bringing the mildew in the shower to our attention, though this was dealt with already before receiving your review. Regards Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in one of the B&B rooms, with our friends also occupying another room and the self catering cottage. Mike was a great host and even joined us one night for a brai. The outdoor space this place has is amazing; perfect gardens, nice little pool and a huge brai with plenty... More 

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Mike and Harja R, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Lee for the review and comments, as well as for staying here. Much appreciated. For future guests regarding the distance; 3 - 7 km to restaurants: most of our guests have their own transport, for those who want to have a drink with their dinner, there are shuttle services or we serve dinner by prior arrangement. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A very pretty and peaceful spot in a lovely area. Mike was a great host - helpful and accommodating. We stayed in the self catering cottage which was spacious and well equipped, complete with cot and highchair; our baby enjoyed his breakfast outside everyday in the sunshine! Our friends stayed in another room (b&b) and were impressed with the breakfast.... More 

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Mike and Harja R, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Anna for Staying a week with us. Thanks also for the positive review and comments. Gald you enjoyed it, and I'm also glad we could have the whole group here for a braai. Regards Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

An amazing little find off the beaten track just outside Wilderness. Surrounded by reed bushes, very peaceful and just what we were looking for. Very reasonably price and very friendly checking that things were all okay, was a perfect stop over. Had everything that we needed to bed down in clean , quiet comfortable little out house. Breakfast on the... More 

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Mike and Harja R, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Tobie for the one night stay. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the great review! More 

Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A comfortable adaptation from its former role affords guests excellent experience. The host explains the facilities well, and answers questions without a fuss. Wifi is best in the lounge, and because of location a tad slow. Delightful location.

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Thanks for the positive review and comments. They are much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Mike was the perfect host and we were made to feel very welcome on our arrival. The room was spotless, beautifully decorated and well stocked. Breakfast was delicious and Mike got our big load of laundry done in a day, which was really helpful. The Old Trading Post is an excellent location and it's easy to get into George as... More 

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Mike and Harja R, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thanks Iz, for the review. Much appreciated. Glad we could have you and other friends. Regards Mike More 

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