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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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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Sheffield
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My mom, 3 fur kids, and I were warmly welcomed from the second we arrived. We stayed in the fully equipped Strelitzia Cottage and loved every relaxing minute. Breakfast were delicious, and the one dinner we had there was also oustanding. Mike and Hajra were the perfect hosts, and by the time we left they felt like family. We would... More 

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

Thank you for the kind and comprehesive review and comments. Glad you all enjoyed the stay and we hope you will return one day. Thanks Mike More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very attentive hosts, charming and excellent old historical buildings and antique furniture and lovely breakfast. Close to island lake for canoeing and bird watching, and lovely walking around the area.

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Thank you for your review and kind words. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed here with my wife for 3 days on the garden room (self-catering), the room has everything you need to have a good stay. The breakfast was very good, and having it outdoors looking at the birds with the sunshine was great. The property is well maintained, the pool is clean and if you want to rest on a... More 

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

Thank you for your review and positive comments. We are surrounded by the beautiful wetlands of the National Park, which support abundant life of all forms. Mosquitoes are only a problem on certain days, especially after rain. Wifi is available in the public areas if not in the rooms. Tihs affords guests to make use of and enjoy the other... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed 6 nights in the self-catering cottage at The Old Trading Post, with the option to have breakfast prepared by Mike and Harja. We chose this accommodation, and the breakfast option, after reading many reviews on Tripadvisor, and our choices were correct. The property is meticulously maintained, with beautiful gardens and an abundance of colorful birds. Breakfast is just... More 

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

Thank you Dave & Barbara for spending the week here and for the wonderful review. So glad The Old Trading Post met or exceeded your expectations. We love sharing our piece of the "Wilderness" with our guests. Hope you saw many more bird species during the remainder of your trip to SA. More 

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