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112 Valley Road Elgin, 7160 South Africa
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#85 of 342 B&Bs / Inns in Overberg District
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Part wholesome caravan park, part designer farm lodge, Old Mac Daddy Trailer Hotel is a new chapter in adventure, escapism and pure relaxation. Set on the pine-whispering slopes of a beautiful corner of the Elgin Valley, Old Mac Daddy is a collection of vintage Airstream Trailer Suites, each designed by an artist, designer or creative living and working in Cape Town. Fully catered and serviced; Old Mac Daddy offers trailer units with themed bedrooms and earth-friendly living spaces. A big designer barn is the communal area where all meals are served. Visit the Grolsch bar or take a dip in the swimming pool, explore the area or just relax. TRAILER SUITES Old Mac Daddy consists of ten trailer suites, two lake-side units and a family farm house - Daddy’s Villa. Each of our trailer suites is a world of its own. The Airstreams themselves have been transformed into bespoke bedrooms; each with its own theme, style and feeling from the magical to the quirky and a whole range of delicate and wonderful things in between. All but the lakeside suites, have additional living areas and decks, which allow for light-filled lounging (or use it as a kids bedroom) and time out. An en-suite bathroom with shower adds luxury to the experience making it a camping holiday like no other. Heated in winter, cooled in summer and cleverly insulated throughout, you will be sleeping way past the first cock-a-doodle-doo! THE BARN, RESTAURANT AND GROLSCH BARThis barn is more of an off-piste designer ski-lodge (without the snow, of course) boasting dramatic agrarian vistas and a vibe that says poolside in summer, fireside in winter. The indoor-outdoor Barn is where guests can enjoy healthy, wholesome meals, and treats throughout the day. Chef Siya Mnguni and restaurateur Gordon Manuel have composed a kitchen vision that centres around fresh, local ingredients and big appetites. Grolsch, the premium Dutch beer behind the sleek, magnetic Airstream, is also the creative force behind the world-class bar at the heart of the park. The large 13-metre bar makes a bold statement with its size and striking finishes. One of only a few to offer Grolsch draught, the bar is fitted with a stainless steel tap imported from Europe. Old Mac Daddy welcomes small people with an indoor-outdoor play area and a daily kiddies meal. Parents must take heed however that a pool and natural, unfenced lakes are a part of this landscape and children should be watched at all times. CONFERENCING & CELEBRATIONSA brilliant venue for conferences, meetings, pow-wows, retreats, celebrations and weddings – Old Mac Daddy can be rented entirely for functions or partially for meetings. A boardroom/conference area is located on the property (seats 20). Wireless broadband is available for those needing to get some work done. WHO IS IT FOR?Old Mac Daddy is for anyone who needs a break from the city. Anyone who wants to breathe fresh air, have apple juice run down their chin and swim in the farm dam and spend star-shot nights melting marshmallows over the fire. It’s for anyone who loves to take brisk walks in winter and then curl up in front of a cosy fire. Old Mac Daddy is for everyone.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
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Kids club
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Spa
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Languages Spoken
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Lovely venue, Very friendly and helpfull staff. The food was delicious, never thought Burgers can taste so good!Our waitress was very friendly & professional and made sure we had a relaxing and enjoyable experience.A relaxing time to have dinner with friends and family, Can't wait to go again...
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jan99slabbert Many thanks for your awesome review. Glad to hear you loved our home made burgers. Thank you for your great compliments for our staff. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and the Old Mac Team 😎
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Awesome stay at Dirkie Sanchez,whoop whoop.. Enjoyed the Beach Activities soooooooo much.. Staff very helpful and friendly,(Always greeted with a smile) The Slip & Slide were the highlight for the little ones
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear GVosloo007 Glad we could host your home away from home at Old Mac. The staff truly appreciate the great feedback. We hope to welcome you back very soon for more adventures. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and the Old Mac Team 😎
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Serious safety incident
My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Old Mac Daddy's. On our first night after eating at the restuarant we went to out camp and intruders were waiting us in.. We were held at gun point tied up and everything our clothes and electronics were stolen. While they were busy with our bakkie my husband untied his hands and untied my hands and we escaped running down to the reception. NO SECURITY ON THE WHOLE PREMISES. We waited 2 hours for the manager to come. Till today Old Mac Daddy did not refund our stay or took any responsibility for what happened. The morning after the accident they did not make the other guest aware of what had happend or that their lives could also be in danger they just went on with their day. TERIBBLE PLACE. VERY UNSAFE. NO SECURITY POLICIES. NO SECURITY DURING THE NIGHT.
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Dear Yolanda, Firstly, and once again, on behalf of the entire Old Mac Daddy team we sincerely and wholeheartedly apologise for the unfortunate incident to which you refer. And while we certainly appreciate your taking time to leave this review, it is necessary for us to respond to give our side of the story and highlight certain inaccuracies in your description of the events that took place, in particular painting our establishment as uncooperative in not wanting to resolve this matter with you. First and foremost, your statement that we have no onsite security and that our resort is unsafe is simply untrue, and even on the night in question we had security personnel on site. As soon as our team had been informed by you of the incident, the General Manager, paramedics and SA Police services were called to site. Instead of cooperating with our management and the relevant authorities, you insisted on leaving the premises, after having demanded we pay you large sums of money for the alleged stolen goods. The distinct impression you left us all with was that you didn’t want to follow official channels and were only willing to accept a cash pay-out from our side. After having consulted with our legal team, we were advised to refer the case to our lodge insurers. Which we did. Again, here you refused to cooperate and wouldn’t go the proper legal channels, but rather began an online smear campaign whereby you and your friends and family (none of whom had ever stepped foot on Old Mac Daddy soil) began bombarding our social media platforms with negative reviews. Because of your adamant refusal to participate with us and the subsequent onslaught of online attacks, we can only presume your intention is to slander our establishment, spreading unnecessary fear in guests and visitors. All of these reviews, including this one here on TripAdvisor are unfair and inaccurate representations of Old Mac Daddy’s security policies and the general nature of safety and security on our site. While we’ve always maintained solid security measures, since this incident we’ve expanded these measures dramatically, and are pleased to report that no further incidents have taken place. In conclusion, we take this type of matter extremely seriously and are saddened that it seems an amicable resolution cannot be met. We are still willing and open to addressing this matter with you in the appropriate channels, should you so wish. Best regards OMD Team
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The website looks so nice and I was excited to book 2 nights in Daddy’s Hideaway for my husbands birthday. I emailed asking what special ideas they had and was offered champagne & cheese ‘turn-down’ service on arrival. I immediately booked that and asked for a ‘special’ table for dinner, adding that I didn’t mind the cost of any extras they wanted to add. On arrival, there was no champagne, nothing special. The plunge pool was 2/3 full with a frog swimming in it. Clearly, the place had not been prepared for us. The next morning at 9.30am housekeeping arrived to clean. We were hardly out of bed. I mentioned the champagne that I had paid for. An hour later it arrived. That night, there was no mention of his birthday or anything ‘special’, in fact, after having burgers for dinner, I have had the worst diarrhea I’ve ever had (and it lasted a week). I can’t prove that I got it there, but I didn’t eat anywhere else. What a disappointment!
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Dear JHerlig Kindly accept my sincere apologies for the bad experience. This is not our standard and I can hopefully explain what happened. On the day you checked in our Wi Fi server crashed. We could not access our point of sale that has the notes specific to your reservation nor could we access our mails. We do apologize and we did attempt to rectify. I have checked the burger sales for the day and no other patrons suffered any ill effects. I would like to welcome you back for a complimentary stay that we can afford you true Old Mac hospitality. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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Such a lovely place, so tranquil and serene. The staff are all so friendly and accommodating, it was such a pleasure to be there. The perfect couples midweek getaway for peace and quiet looking to spend some much needed time together. We had a lovely spa day and fun with all the activities. We even booked an extra night once we arrived because the place is so beautiful, you realise it once you get there that you do not want to leave. Thank you again for your hospitality. We will definitely be back!
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ShelleyNicoleC So glad you got to experience the tranquility and serenity of the magical Elgin Valley. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and the Old Mac Team 😎
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Mac Daddy
Which popular attractions are close to Old Mac Daddy?
Nearby attractions include Houw Hoek Farm Stall (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Mac Daddy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Mac Daddy?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Old Mac Daddy?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Mac Daddy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Mac Daddy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Houw Hoek Coffee Shop, The Hickory Shack, and South Hill Restaurant & Tasting Room Elgin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Mac Daddy?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Old Mac Daddy offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Old Mac Daddy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Old Mac Daddy have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.