We stopped at the Old Trading Post just for a night on the way from PE to Cape Town. The Wilderness is an ideal overnight stop with great beaches and enough good restaurants.
Our night at the Old Trading Post was perfectly fine. The price wasn't bad and the online booking was painless. It is located a little out of the way fairly far from the beaches and the town proper.
Our room was pretty hot when it was opened up - flat iron roof concentrates the sun during the day. The notices up on the walls explaining this and instructing very clearly on how many different ways we shouldn't use the air conditioner was a little curious.
Breakfast is normally only available form 7.30 to 8.30 - a pretty narrow range to my mind, but not something we knew when we put down time breakfast requested as 9am without comment from the proprietor. At 9.10 in the morning we were scolded and told to get to breakfast. I guess we were late and maybe we caught them on a bad day.
- 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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