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Reviewed 4 January 2015

My mom, 3 fur kids, and I were warmly welcomed from the second we arrived. We stayed in the fully equipped Strelitzia Cottage and loved every relaxing minute. Breakfast were delicious, and the one dinner we had there was also oustanding. Mike and Hajra were the perfect hosts, and by the time we left they felt like family. We would... More 

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

Thank you for the kind and comprehesive review and comments. Glad you all enjoyed the stay and we hope you will return one day. Thanks Mike More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Very attentive hosts, charming and excellent old historical buildings and antique furniture and lovely breakfast. Close to island lake for canoeing and bird watching, and lovely walking around the area.

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

Thank you for your review and kind words. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

I stayed here with my wife for 3 days on the garden room (self-catering), the room has everything you need to have a good stay. The breakfast was very good, and having it outdoors looking at the birds with the sunshine was great. The property is well maintained, the pool is clean and if you want to rest on a... 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 positive comments. We are surrounded by the beautiful wetlands of the National Park, which support abundant life of all forms. Mosquitoes are only a problem on certain days, especially after rain. Wifi is available in the public areas if not in the rooms. Tihs affords guests to make use of and enjoy the other... More 

Grand Isle VT
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

We stayed 6 nights in the self-catering cottage at The Old Trading Post, with the option to have breakfast prepared by Mike and Harja. We chose this accommodation, and the breakfast option, after reading many reviews on Tripadvisor, and our choices were correct. The property is meticulously maintained, with beautiful gardens and an abundance of colorful birds. Breakfast is just... More 

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

Thank you Dave & Barbara for spending the week here and for the wonderful review. So glad The Old Trading Post met or exceeded your expectations. We love sharing our piece of the "Wilderness" with our guests. Hope you saw many more bird species during the remainder of your trip to SA. More 

Almere-Haven, Flevoland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

We had a pleasant stay at the old trading post. Very nice that there was a washing machine in the room we could use. The swimming pool is very small, but the kids liked it anyway😃. A pity that it's a bit far from the village center (and restaurants). Breakfast was good!

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

Thank you Sylvie for your review. Glad the washing machine in your cottage was useful. We also have a laundry service for all guests in other rooms. We take care of the laundry while you go and enjoy the day. The pool is small (to cool off in), but we have the Indian Ocean on our doorstep, with several pristine... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Lovely place to stay especially if you enjoy wildlife. Mike made us feel very welcome!We stayed in the sterlitzia cottage and it was very well equipped and comfortable and it was nice to sit outside and watch the birds.

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

Thank you for your review and for rating our guest house so highly. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It is our pleasure sharing our piece of "Wilderness" with our guests. More 

Wicklow
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

Searched the web to find an overnight stop. This guest house had a great website so we choose it. What a surprise to arrive. Far better than it looked on its web page where it looked lovely. A real gem right out in the most beautiful countryside on the lakes at Wilderness. Mike and Harja are outstanding hosts. Lovely peaceful... More 

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

Thanks Dave & Bev, for spending a night here and for the great review. Much appreciated. What a surprise and coincidence meeting my high school Geography teacher again after nearly 40 years. It was a great pleasure having you here. More 

Newcastlw, England
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

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
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Reviewed 23 July 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
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Reviewed 29 June 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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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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Address: 1.7 km down Die Vleie / The Lakes Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $84 - $118 (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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“the unit with kitchenette, bedroom with double bed, 2 bunk beds in main room was best for us. Small, personal operation”
 of 5 bubbles audrenew, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“garden room is on its own so nice and quiet. straletzia room and tin room are also apart from the main house if you want some more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles 940madeleines, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose Lara's Room if you want to stay in the Main building. Suites in the grounds good for families or for more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 84maxine, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Outdoor rooms offer self-catering facilities”
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 of 5 bubbles Fiftynot, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The Garden room was great”
 of 5 bubbles Michael_Conway, 29 Sep 2014 | Read review
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