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About The Old Trading Post

The Old Trading Post is situated about 6km from Wilderness in a rural setting in the heart of the Lakes District. We offer fully equipped self catering or Bed Breakfast accommodation in peace natural surroundings with abundant bird life. The Old Trading Post is a historical home which served as a General Dealer Store for many years.

It is an ideal place to stay whilst your discover and enjoy the Garden Route's natural beauty and all the popular tourist attractions and beaches, it is centrally situated for golfers to try out at the local golf courses from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay. Wilderness National Park surrounds The Old Trading Post and offers bird watching, hiking, canoeing and power boats are allowed on Island Lake nearby.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Mini fridge
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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      • The Garden Room - Double (+kitchenette) The Garden Room - Double (+kitchenette) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Double beds, Self-catering, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
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          • The Tin Room - (Twin Room) The Tin Room - (Twin Room) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Single beds
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              • Lara's Room - (Double bedroom) Lara's Room - (Double bedroom) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Double beds, En-suite
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                      • The Nest The Nest Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering A romantic bell tent with double bed on an elevated deck with valley and lake views, rustic self-catering and bathroom... see more
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                          Reviews for The Old Trading Post

                          22 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Jasmine Ho
                          14 December 2021

                          Fantastic stay at The Nest. It is tucked away from the busy side of town. Our tent is clean and got everything we need. The outdoor shower is amazing and you feel at peace with all the beautiful views around you.

                          Barbara Gorniak
                          14 November 2020

                          Everything worked perfectly, it was sparkling clean, good linnen and towels, dog friendly, spacious, quiet and easily accessible. A really good package. We often need to sleep over and will be back.

                          Sonja Grunbauer
                          14 March 2020

                          add more of this African style huts on stilts ;-)

                          Jacky Van Schoor
                          24 February 2020

                          Warm welcome and the lakes on your doorstep. Beautiful surroundings and lovely walks close by. Oh, and the breakfast was delicious!

                          Eileen Venter
                          22 September 2019

                          Everything was perfect, loved the venue and the hospitality, would definitely recommend itMike and Renee very friendly and helpful and superb breakfast and for animal lovers a paradise because no problem bringing your petsI will go again

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                          The Old Trading Post is 6.6km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 30km (George Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling