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The Old Trading Post

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1.7 km down Die Vleie / The Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 49 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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LectusenMarinda Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What was originally planned as an overnight stay, soon became two. And three. And four! All credit to our wonderful hosts, Mike and Harja, and the idyllically situated, super clean, comfortable lodgings on offer. Unexpectedly we had four luxurious days of exploring one of the most beautiful places on earth. And still there is so much more to be seen... More

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Wilderness, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful little Retreat in this beautiful part of Wilderness on the Garden Route. Mike & Harja, you are outstanding Hosts and we loved the attention to detail in every respect. The Old Trading Post is a real asset in our lovely Wilderness area. I call your establishment - Food for the Soul. We will be back and recommend... More

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

Doug, Thanks very much for the review! Great to have locals staying here. You are welcome to book for breakfast whenever! Regards Mike & Harja More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went on a long cross-country road trip from JoBurg to Cape Town with 4 kids, and our almost grumpy family lightened up upon as we stopped over this little haven in Wilderness. We were booked in the Strelitzia cottage and the Tin room, which was ideal for a family such as ours, as it gave the younger kids some... More

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

Hi Garth Thanks for the review. Much appreciated! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed the time here. Regards Mike & Harja More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We pre booked for 4 nights but stayed for 7!! It was a delight to stay at The Old Trading Post, but eventually managed to wrench ourselves away. The accommodation was excellent,having sampled self catering, and the B+B on offer. Breakfast was to die for, and Mike and Harja were the perfect hosts. The "icing on the cake" for us... More

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

We are overwhelmed with this review, thank you very much!!! We are in this business to share our home and beautiful natural surrounds of Wilderness with our guests. It is our pleasure to make our your stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. Glad you enjoyed it, and hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Mike... More

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We returned last weekend to The Old Trading Post , and it was even more lovely than we remember. Stunning peaceful location, really comfortable room with tasteful fittings and furnishings, spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfast and Mike and Harja are so warm and welcoming .Highly recommend this place

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

Thanks Rachel and Willie for staying here again. So glad you enjoyed it even though only one night this time. Thanks also for the review. Always nice to get old guests returning as friends! More

Cupertino, California
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Mike and Harja were wonderful hosts. The Old Trading Post is off the main road that connects the Garden Route and it means it is quiet and very peaceful. Breakfast featured a show of birds flitting through the trees and a very nice meal. They went out of their way to make sure you were comfortable and got an idea... More

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

Thanks so much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with planning your next trip to Southern Africa! More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Mike and Harja are warm and welcoming hosts and made us feel completely at home. The garden is beautiful, and the small pool area is fantastic for relaxing on a hot day. Breakfasts are beautifully cooked and served on the veranda, which looks out on the lovely garden. Lingering over a last cup of tea and watching the sunbirds bathe... More

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

Thank you for sharing It is our pleasure sharing our piece of paradise. Thanks for staying here and sharing your experience with future travelers. More

Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a fantastic stay in the Garden Room. Breakfast was outstanding with a lovely view of the garden - a bird watcher's paradise. The hosts are very friendly and knowlegable about the region. We shall definetely recommend this establishment.

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

Ockie, it has been a while since you were here, but thanks so much for the review, posted the day you left. So glad you enjoyed it. Hope all is well in Darwin! More

southern Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

What a quiet and peaceful place! We could enjoy the hospitality of Mike and Harja for two days and we liked it a lot. We stayed in Lara`s room with the extraordinary bathroom. Breakfast was a special treat every morning. The breakfast room was lovely decorated - and the food was great. Mike´s fruit salad was the best in our... More

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

Better late than never! Thanks for the positive review. Our fresh fruit salad daily is a winner with all our guests. More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We have just returned from our holiday in South Africa and very much enjoyed our stay at The Old Trading Post. We liked the quiet and peaceful location and the beautiful garden with the many different exotic birds. Mike and Harja looked after us very well. Their breakfasts were excellent, particularly the variety of fruit. Another plus is that it... More

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

Thanks Heike & Doug, for spending time here and for the compliments in your review. So glad you enjoyed it. Until next time?? Mike & Harja More

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Address: 1.7 km down Die Vleie / The Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Trading Post 4*
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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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