The Old Trading Post Description
We invite you to come and share and experience the old world charm of The Old Trading Post, amidst the peace, tranquility and natural beauty of the Wilderness Lakes District. Tastefully decorated Victorian style accommodation, with fine linen, antique cottage furniture and khelims, and well equipped to take care of our guests’ every need. The Old Trading Post is a popular weekend and holiday destination where guests can relax and unwind in their rooms, or in one of the cosy corners of the garden or on the long sunny veranda whilst they are not exploring the region. Accommodation consists of: The Garden Room in the shade of an ancient Milkwood Tree has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, kitchenette and private courtyard. Lara’s Room has a double bed and guests can enjoy a candlelit bath in a deep original cast iron bath. The Tin Room has two single beds and en-suite bathroom with a shower and skylight. Strelitzia Cottage is fully equipped for self catering and can accommodate a family of 4 with a double bed in the bedroom and bunk beds in the living area. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and shower. All accommodation has tea and coffee facilities, fridges, television, linen and towels with many extras for our guests’ every need, including fans for summer and heaters and electric blankets for cold winter nights. All guests can use the braai facilities. A generous breakfast is served in our dining room. Well behaved pets are welcome. Guests can choose either Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering or Bed Only.
The Old Trading Post is surrounded by the wetlands, lakes and forests of Wilderness National Park. Guests may spot some of the more than 65 bird species seen in the garden. Guests can spend time walking and cycling the local roads and trails, swimming and tanning on the Wilderness Beaches, visiting the local craft markets in Wilderness in the Milkwood Village on Friday evenings or on Sundays on the Common and alongside the lagoon. The Wild Oats and Scarab markets in Sedgefield on Saturday mornings are very popular. There are several good restaurants in Wilderness. The Old Trading Post is well situated 1.7 km off the N2, giving easy access to the towns and golf courses and other attractions along the Garden Route. George, Sedgefield and Knysna are less than 30 minutes drive away, with Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, and Mossel Bay within an hour’s drive.
The Old Trading Post Directions
Take the Die Vleie / The Lakes turn-off from the N2 6 km east of Wilderness. We are 1.7km down the road on the right hand side, just before the tar road ends.