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Old Trading Post


4 bedroom Guest House /Bed and Breakfast in Wilderness from R500 per person sharing
Old World Charm and Warm Hospitality

Featured in our Garden Route Pet-Friendly Guide

The Old Trading Post is a charming 4* rated Bed & Breakfast in ‘The Vleie/The Lakes’ district of Wilderness. They also offer Self-Catering accommodation and are both child & pet friendly.

Nestled in a tranquil setting just outside of town, it’s the ideal place for those wanting a quiet retreat, a mere 3 minute drive to the village and beach. Off-road cycling is literally on your doorstep; bird watching is prolific (over 200 bird species can be seen in the area).

Steep in history, this property dates back approximately 100 years. As the name suggests, it was Wilderness’ general dealer store serving the local community of poor woodcutters, farmers and fishermen. Expect antique pieces of furniture and pictures throughout, reminding you of days bygone.

The Old Trading Post features a sparkling swimming pool with sunloungers, communal lounge with fireplace, separate TV room with Satellite, various outdoor seating areas, a cosy dining room with fireplace as well as an outdoor BBQ/Braai lapa. The property is fully enclosed, ideal for animals.

Accommodation consists of 4 intimate En-suite Rooms, all individually styled and decorated.

The owners/hosts reside on the property and are very hands-on. Enjoy homecooked meals and friendly hospitality from the moment you arrive to when you leave.

Ideal for couples, business travellers, avid bird & nature enthusiast, also families with children and dogs.


  • Tranquility
  • Child & Pet-Friendly


Strelitzia Cottage: The most spacious unit. Open-plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen with dining table seating 4. Separate bedroom with double bed. En-suite with bath and shower. Additional bunk beds in the living area. Air conditioning and washing machine. Sleeps max 4.

The Tin Room: Adjoining Strelitzia. Bedroom with 2 single beds pushed together. En-suite with shower. Air conditioning. Sleeps max 2.

The Garden Room: Outside back room with a double bed. Open-plan with a small, equipped kitchenette. En-suite with shower. Ceiling fan. Sleeps max 2.

Lara’s Room: Bedroom inside the main house with Double bed. Open, romantic bathroom with bath and shower. Ceiling fan. Sleeps max 2.

Each Room offers:

  • Outside seating area
  • Comfortable beds with fine percale linen and duvets
  • Electric under-blankets (in winter)
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Towels
  • Personal amenities
  • Television with DStv
  • Stocked bar fridges
  • Kettles
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Hair driers
  • Heaters
  • Fans or air-conditioning
  • Extras including emergency lighting, mosquito repellent, playing cards, magazines, books and tourist brochures for activities in Wilderness and the Garden Route

Your stay is inclusive of a delicious country-style breakfast served on the patio, alternatively in the dining room. Dinners upon request, at an additional charge.


Lounge – With fireplace and an extensive collection of reading materials. Opens onto undercover patio with BBQ/Braai facilities.

TV Room – Next to Lara’s Room. With comfortable couches, flat-screen TV, DStv and DVD player.

Dining Area – Where breakfast & dinners are served next to the fireplace on a chilly day/evening.

Outdoors – Landscaped, enclosed garden with various seating arrangements, swimming pool with sunloungers, spacious sunny balcony as well as a communal BBQ/Braai Lapa.


Swimming Pool, BBQ/Braai Lapa, Lounge and Dining Room, both with Fireplaces. TV Room with DStv and DVD Player. Wifi. Ample parking.


Extras on offer including Dinners, Mountain Bike & Canoe Hire plus Shuttle Services. All at additional cost, payable direct during your stay.


Ample off-street parking.


Included. Laundry service upon request, at additional charge.


The Vleie/The Lakes, Wilderness.

Beach – 3 min drive

Restaurants – 3 min drive

Sedgefield – 15 min drive

George Airport – 40 min drive


Old Trading Post, Wilderness, Bed & Breakfast / Self-Catering Cottage.

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