Wilderness Accommodation at The Old Trading Post - B&B or Self Catering

The Old Trading Post

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at The Old Trading Post, The Lakes Road, Duiwerivier, Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa . Show on Map

About The Old Trading Post

The Old Trading Post is situated amongst the lakes and wetlands of Wilderness in the rural settlement of Duiwerivier (1.7km off the N2). This peaceful and tranquil environment within the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park offers abundant birdlife, walks, trails, water sports and cycling. The beaches and village of Wilderness are within easy reach (2 to 7km).


Our comfortable and well appointed rooms offer tea and coffee facilities, fridges, television, fine white linen, towels, fans, heaters, electric blankets and more!

Guests can book either on a Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering or Bed only basis, depending on the room chosen. Braai facilities are available. Children and pets are welcome.

Strelitzia Cottage (Family unit)
Accommodates a family of four with a double bed in the bedroom and bunk beds in the living area, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, lounge and dining areas with air-conditioning.

The Garden Room (Double room)
Free standing bedroom in the shade of an ancient Milkwood tree, with double bed, kitchenette for self-catering, en-suite bathroom with shower and courtyard with outdoor seating.

The Tin Room (Twin room)
Adjoining Strelitzia Cottage, has two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning and can be used as an extension to the cottage for larger groups.

Lara’s Room (Double room)
Situated in the main house, with double bed and romantic bathroom with original cast iron bath and shower.

The lovingly restored old homestead, filled with cottage furniture has two lounges for communal use. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the veranda. Dinner is available on prior arrangement. Wireless internet is available.


Enjoy time on our long sunny veranda, cool off and relax around the pool or find a quiet spot in the garden. We have mountain bikes and a canoe for hire. Paddle down to Island Lake and the Serpentine to enjoy the views and birds or cycle the back roads to Wilderness, spend time in the Malachite bird hide or walk one of the trails in the National Park.

There is plenty to do in Wilderness - take to the beaches or watch whales from Dolphin Point, try one of the adventure activities and enjoy the many popular restaurants. Enjoy the local weekend markets or take a scenic drive. We are centrally situated to visit the nearby towns and attractions along the Garden Route.


Certificate of Excellence 2012 from Tripadvisor.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by The Old Trading Post)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.98916666633333
Longitude: 22.650833333333335

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 25km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
January 2005 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Just what the Dr ordered! A place to stay away from the madding crowds. I asked for a room which was private in order for me to have my own space. What...

Lesley Roberts, Johannesburg

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