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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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Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like this place. This was our second visit within a couple of months. Located five minutes drive from the village centre, it is a rural retreat of note. It is old, as the name says, it is historical, and it is welcoming. It takes our dog, as well as us, and all of make ourselves at home and relax.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Little gem hidden along the Lake side. Neat, wonderful and décor to the T. We really enjoyed our stay and we would most probably return in the future. Service and breakfast was outstanding. Fantastic hike & 4x4 route in very close proximity! Absolutely loved it :)

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Mike and Harja were great hosts. They helped us organise some local activities and had nice recommendations for restaurants. We liked their place alot as it was quiet and relaxing and the breakfast was very good.

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Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thank you Leo for choosing The Old Trading Post. Thanks also for the kind review. I gladly assisted with activities info etc. and am pleased that you enjoyed your stay! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My two friends and I had a brilliant stay at The Old Trading Post. The house is in a lovely secluded location but close enough to town to go for dinner, drinks or head to the beach. Mike was a thoroughly charming host who made sure we were well looked after. His attention to detail (setting up tables for us... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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205 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We spent 5 nights here in the Cottage at the close of a month-long trip to South Africa. We figured we'd be tired, and just need a central base to chill out and explore these last few days. We also wanted a place where we could cook our own meals if we were sick of restaurants. We did, we were!... 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 compliments. To clarify regarding mildew. Wilderness is situated centrally along the Garden Route, (the name derived from the lush forests and green vegetation in this scenic part of the country.) The lushness is because it is a all year rainfall region. This year despite large parts of Southern Africa suffering from a severe drought,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We stayed in a twin room. It was clean & comfortable. Couldn't get wifi in our room & had to be in the main house to use it. The breakfast was delicious & plentiful with a good selection of both continental & hot options. The owner was very friendly.

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

Thank you for staying at The Old Trading Post, and thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it. More 

Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend a few days in one of South Africa's most beautiful towns. Being able to have our dogs with us added to our enjoyment. We had everything we needed in the cottage and wonderful breakfasts to top it off.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We spent one night at The Old Trading Post, much too short a stay! The house itself is beautiful, with a big front porch to sit and enjoy the afternoon. Our bedroom was cozy with a heated blanket (we visited in winter) and a big bathtub for a warm bath before bed. Breakfast was really yummy, with both cold and... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My first visit at the Old Trading Post will definitely not be my last! :) The Guesthouse is pet-friendly and easily accessible from the N2. The property has a rich history in a tranquil setting with loads of peace and quiet, perfect for a weary traveller or even someone who just wants to get away for a bit! Warm hospitality... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a lovely place to stay after a long road trip. My husband and I were returning to Cape Town after a 4000 trip around the country. All we needed was one last night to break the long journey from Kwazulu Natal and to round off our holiday, Friends had recommended the Old Trading Post and we were not disappointed,... More 

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