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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 #10 of 48 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Cupertino, California
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Darwin, Australia
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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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southern Germany
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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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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

Wilderness, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I first stayed at the Old Trading Post (a hidden gem of a guest house) in early 2012 when I travelled to the area from the UK for my son's wedding. On this most recent trip, I returned with my daughter to stay for 8 nights - it was absolutely lovely. Mike and Harja remembered me from last year and... More

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

Thanks Bev, for the comprehensive review, we are glad you both enjoyed it so much. Thanks for the positive and kind remarks. Much appreciated! You are most welcome to return someday! More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had a memorable stay at the 'Old Trading Post' in Oct-2013 during our Garden Route section of South Africa. I would rate the preparedness of Mike and Harja as excellent & higher than most 5 star hotels vis-a-vis the eye for detail. The breakfast for vegetarians like us was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it to get a great... More

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

Dear Kunal Thank you for the kind review, we are flattered by your compliments! It is our pleasure to do what ever it takes to ensure our guests enjoy their stay. We are glad you enjoyed the birds at the Malachite bird hide. Mike & Harja More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Mike and Harja certainly made our stay at the Old Trading Post very special. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and comfortable and the addition of a washing machine in the Strelitzia Cottage a bonus! Although self catering with everything we needed, we took advantage of the lovely breakfast (v. healthy with lots of choices) in the cottage with the other... More

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

Jenny and Colin - Thanks for the positive review and for spending your last few days relaxing with us, (after a hectic journey through South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.) We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the kind comments left in our guest book. Next time? We are sure you would like to explore the Wilderness and... More

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had a lovely stay at the Old Trading Post in Lara's room in July 2013. I was in the area to run the Knysna half marathon and spent three nights at this lovely guest house. On the morning of the marathon the owner Mike even got up before 05:00 for breakfast! The room was warm, the bed good and... More

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

Thanks for the great review. It is our pleasure to do a little extra to meet our guest's needs. Glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy your future travels. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

What a lovely place to stay. Clean and quaint with even a washing machine for our use in the room. A B & B with a difference! The hosts were very welcoming and looked after us so well. The breakfast served promptly every morning was delicious - healthy and filling for our days excursions. Wildernis is a lovely place to... More

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

Thank you for the positive review and compliments. We value all reviews and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We are indeed so centrally situated to explore the attractions of the Garden Route. 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
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Trading Post 4*
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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