The Old Trading Post, near Wilderness offers guests both bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation options. We have four rooms / units accommodating a maximum of ten guests. Children and pets are welcome. All the accommodation has en-suite bathrooms, kettles, complimentary tea and coffee, bar fridges, television, hair driers, heaters and fans or air-conditioning. Rooms have comfortable beds with fine percale linen and duvets, electric under-blankets (in winter,) towels, and personal amenities. We also supply many extras such as emergency lighting, mosquito repellent, playing cards, magazines, books and tourist brochures for activities in Wilderness and the Garden Route.

Accommodation consists of:

- Strelitzia Cottage – one bedroom cottage with double bed and bunk beds in the living area, fully equipped kitchen. (sleeps 4)
- The Garden Room – bedroom with double bed, shower and kitchenette. (Sleeps 2)
- Lara’s Room – bedroom with double bed, bath and shower. (Sleeps 2)
- The Tin Room – bedroom with 2 single beds and shower (sleeps 2.)
Guests can make use of facilities in the main house which includes the dining room for breakfasts (and the odd bit of office work.) Relax in the lounge (which was the original general dealer store (Trading Post) from about 1910 – 1970. There is a television lounge with wide screen television, and DVD player. Outside there is a long sunny veranda and various patios with outdoor furniture and braai facilities. Here guests can relax, read, socialize or soak in the peace whilst not out exploring the surroundings and The Garden Route.

Guests visiting The Old Trading Post can expect:

A unique and tranquil experience in the heart of the Wilderness Lakes district.
Cosy and tastefully decorated accommodation
Spotlessly clean rooms, well equipped with all a guest may need
A warm welcome and friendly farewell from their hosts
Personal care and attention during their stay
Delicious country breakfasts
A garden in which to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, birds and plants
Beautiful scenic surroundings, beaches, lakes, rivers, forests on their doorstep
A wonderful base to explore Wilderness and other attractions of The Garden Route


Pet FriendlyChild Friendly
Bed and Breakfast
Dinner on Request
Bird watching
Outdoor activities
Free Wifi


High Season - 1 December to 15 January
Mid Season - 16 January - 30 April and 1 September - 30 November
Low Season - 1 May - 31 August

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17 The Lakes Road, Wilderness, Western Cape

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