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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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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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                      Reviews for The Old Trading Post

                      20 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      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

                      Bridget Sellick
                      23 April 2019

                      Hosts were flexible with our arrival time and very helpful when we arrived. Room well-appointed and comfortable.

                      Joy Crutchfield
                      09 May 2018

                      Pet friendly, centrally located for Knysna to George attractions

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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