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The Old Trading Post

4.0 of 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastlw, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guesthouse is beautiful, very peaceful and surrounded by beautiful wildlife. The place was perfect for our long weekend and very close to all of the attractions but far enough away from the town to provide a very tranquil environment. Our hosts Mike and Narja were very accommodating and friendly and full of advice of the best places to visit... More

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

Thank you Michael & Mereze for the great review. It was our pleasure having you here. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to next time! More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Dear Lectus and Marina, Thanks for extending your stay, we are so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your experience with other travellers. We love sharing our piece of paradise! More

Wilderness, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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

west midlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 4
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