The Old Trading Post B&B and Self Catering

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation In Wilderness

The Old Trading Post is situated amongst the lakes and wetlands of Wilderness in the rural settlement of Duiwerivier (1.7 km 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 - 7 km.)

Our comfortable and well appointed rooms offer tea & 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.

Accommodation consists of:

Strelitzia Cottage (family unit) - accommodates a family of 4 with a double bed in the bedroom and bunk beds in the living area, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining areas with air-conditioning. (self catering option available, please enquire)

The Tin Room (twin room) - adjoining Strelitzia Cottage, has 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning and can be used as an extension to the cottage for larger groups.

The Garden Room
(double room) - free standing bedroom in the shade of an ancient Milkwood Tree, with double bed, kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with shower and courtyard with outdoor seating. (self catering option available, please enquire)

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 week end markets or take a scenic drive. We are centrally situated to visit the nearby towns and attractions along the Garden Route.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Guest House Accommodation of South Africa
  • Knysna Tourism Member
  • Member of TripAdvisor
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • airport transfers
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine in unit
  • washing machine onsite