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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.

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  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 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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  • Strelitzia Cottage (self-catering) Strelitzia Cottage (self-catering) Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Self-catering cottage with double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath & shower, bunk bed for 2 children, TV, fully equi... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    • Adults
      • The Garden Room - Double (+kitchenette) The Garden Room - Double (+kitchenette) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, kitchenette for self-catering, TV, heater and fan Features:  Double beds, Self-catering, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
        • Adults
          • The Tin Room - (Twin Room) The Tin Room - (Twin Room) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Bedroom with 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, TV, fridge, coffee & tea facilities and air-conditioning. Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Single beds
            • Adults
              • Lara's Room - (Double bedroom) Lara's Room - (Double bedroom) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, TV, fridge, tea and coffee facilites, heater and fan Features:  Double beds, En-suite
                • Adults
                  • Woodcutter's Bush Camp Woodcutter's Bush Camp Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rustic tented accommodation, in a secluded part of the grounds of The Old Trading Post
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for The Old Trading Post

                      13 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Joy Crutchfield
                      09 May 2018

                      Pet friendly, centrally located for Knysna to George attractions

                      Duncan Fletcher
                      15 October 2017

                      Very friendly and helpful owners who serve a very good breakfast. The guest house is in a very quiet and peaceful area of Wilderness. Well worth an overnight stay

                      Amy Goldblatt, South Africa
                      23 October 2015

                      i had a lovely overnight stay at the Old Trading Post. Mike the owner made me a delicious supper and breakfast. I love the home away from home feel and the attention to detail of the antique decor. Good value too.

                      Tammy Lotz, South Africa
                      04 September 2015

                      Room was adequate for our needs having only spent one night here. Bathroom was a bit cramped though.Good breakfast selection.

                      Mariam Ubilava, South Africa
                      14 December 2014

                      I am giving five stars as this place definitely deserves five stars. Big room with fully equipped kitchen. The host is very nice. I and my husband stayed with our dog. If you are traveling with pets - definitely try to book this place.

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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