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The Old Trading Post

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I love going to the Old Trading Post for pizza on a Saturday evening. Freshly baked, thin crust pizza, served on the veranda or in the dining room. Laid back, relaxed and casual, and you can also take your own drinks
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We stayed 2 nights at the Old Traiding Post and had lovely time. Very close to the Wilderness national park, Mike and Rene were very helpful advising us of good restaurants in the area.We also had amazing pizza that Rene made for us ton the first day of our arrival.I can only
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We liked the quiet setting with plenty birdlife. It is in a good location, not far from the beach with a variety of activities to choose from. Also not far from a big shopping centre if needed. There are several restaurants in the vicinity with more available in nearby George.
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Response from Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post
Responded 28 Dec 2018
Thanks for your positive review, much appreciated!! Regards Mike & René
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The Old Tradin Post was just perfect. Mike and Rene are excellent hosts and our room, the garden cottage was exactly what we needed and very comfortable. We could even have a braai outside our cottage which was great! Breakfast was delicious every morning and Mike even packed
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Response from Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post
Responded 6 Nov 2018
Thanks very much for your very positive review. It is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed it! Mike & René
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From the time we arrived, my husband, myself and Mishka, (our X Yorkie) were all made so welcome. We stayed in the Garden room which is beautifully decorated and perfect for all our needs. We chose the B&B facility, which I can highly recommend, but the room is fully equipped
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Response from Mikeraub, Owner at The Old Trading Post
Responded 1 Nov 2018
Thanks Hilary for the kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Mike & Rene
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Looking out from the guest lounge onto the patio
On our way to exploring the lakes and islands
Lara's Room
"We loved the Garden Room but did not check out any others"
"the unit with kitchenette, bedroom with double bed, 2 bunk beds in main room was best for us. Small, personal operation"
"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"
"Choose Lara's Room if you want to stay in the Main building. Suites in the grounds good for families or for more privacy."
"Outdoor rooms offer self-catering facilities"
US$63 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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