activities and tours

The Old Trading Post guesthouse is situated in a rural, sunny location on the edge of the wetlands of Wilderness section of The Garden Route National Park. This is the ideal base to explore Wilderness and The Garden Route. We supply tourist brochures for activities and experiences in Wilderness and the Garden Route.  We offer guided activities in some of the most scenic locations on the Garden Route.

explore the garden route towns of

  • George for shopping, museums and cinemas
  • Knysna for oysters, waterfront, forests and boat trips
  • Sedgefield for the Saturday Wild Oats, Mosaic and Scarab markets, Timberlake Organic Farmstall and Swartvlei
  • Oudtshoorn for the Cango Caves, ostriches farms, wildlife and scenic drives

enjoy wilderness and the surroundings by

  • Hiking the trails of Wilderness National Park
  • Birding and visiting one of the bird hides
  • Eco boat cruises on the Touw River with Wilderness River Safaris
  • Cycling the back roads
  • Spending time on the endless sandy beaches
  • Visiting the craft markets
  • Hiring a canoe and paddling the Touw River and Serpentine
  • Dining in one of the many restaurants or having pizza at The Old Trading Post
  • Going paragliding
  • Visiting the Map of Africa
  • Visiting Woodville Big Tree

take a day trip

  • Over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back via Meiringspoort
  • To the Tsitsikamma, for Elephant parks, Plettenberg Bay, Monkeyland, Bird Sanctuary, bungi jumping, canopy tours and Storms River
  • Mossel Bay and beyond for, seafood and wildlife farms
  • Travelling the back-roads – Seven Passes Road, Montagu Pass and the Klein Karoo

guided tours

wilderness river safaris