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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small side trip off Highway N2 takes you into the lake country where you will find the most quaint little B&B. It is run by Mike who is very gracious. The original building dates back to the early 1920's. It is a very quiet location, and the breakfast are fantastic. Make the side trip to meet Mike.

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had a very brief but great stay over with our little Scottish Terrier (who thoroughly enjoyed the garden!). Everything was great! Very friendly and accommodating hosts, clean and comfy cottage with all the amenities. A great stop-over on your travels!

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Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Had a comfortable and peaceful stay at The Old Trading post. Lovely breakfasts and helpful host. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wishes for somewhere slightly off the beaten track wanting peace and tranquillity.

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

Thanks very much for your review and high rating. Glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had a super evening in this comfortable cute cottage. the cottage was equipped with everything one could imagine for a great stay for exploring the Wilderness. we were also so grateful to be able to take our doggies with us too, they also loved it.

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

Thank you for the kind review. We are very glad that you enjoyed it so much. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We really enjoyed our few days at the Old trading post! It is a bit out of the town which meant you can literally walk out the door and go for a hike into the forest. We enjoyed the amazing nature of the area but also the friendly owner who took us for a sunset boat cruise on the vlei!... More 

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

Thanks very much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the accommodation and the surroundings, as well as the boat cruise. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Very neat accomodation and beautiful surroundings. Beautiful garden and view. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Although we booked bed & breakfast we had a lovely barbecue for dinner (self catering). Very tasty breakfast. Will come again

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

Thanks Jaco for the review and positive comments! Glad you enjoyed it. Mike More 

Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 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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Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love it when people enjoy it here and return. It is our pleasure to share what we have (this beautiful place in beautiful srroundings with our guests and their pets. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about The Old Trading Post

Address: 1.7 Km Down Die Vleie / the Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $58 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Trading Post 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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