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#77 of 355 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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JoannaHardie wrote a review Jun 1
Cape Town Central, South Africa50 contributions5 helpful votes
Staying at Old MacDaddy is a unique experience. The airstream trailers and the deck accommodation have been fitted with every convenience, from multi-way plugs by the bed for charging cellphones and plugging in hairdryers, to fully stocked coffee and tea facilities. Airconditioners.c / heaters keep the trailers cool or cosy warm as needed and the wall heater keeps the deck area warm. lThe eco shower, cleverly draining out onto the hillside, was hot and strong, the towels were top quality. We loved the view over the trees with the windows folded back , and enjoyed an evening drink on our private deck. Dinner in the dining room was like being in a Swiss chalet, with the pale wood and the fairy lights at the windows, plus a lovely log fire blazing away. The buffet breakfast was very well managed by the charming staff for a large number of people all eating at once. As part of our April 'Special' we had a complimentary back massage with Heidi - the best one that I have ever had. We enjoyed walking and exploring the grounds as well as the surrounding area. All in all it was a magical experience and we have recommended it to all our friends.
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alanaN444FG wrote a review May 2021
Strand, South Africa1 contribution
We were married at OMD 7 years ago and decided to pop in for another stay. As always, a wonderful experience! The highlight for us was definitely the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They always go above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Lots to do with the kids. Overall a memorable experience, thanks OMD!
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572mickeyg wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
This is such an amazing venue for a quick get away. Kids absolutely loved it. Food was really good and staff are super friendly. Trailers were clean, but definitely has a bit of a smell inside. In general I think accommodation is looking tired and needs an upgrade and some maitenance. Such a lovely place though!
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ameliamartheze15 wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
I would not change anything so far its was supper nice peaceful relaxing staff friendly and helpful calm atmosphere so beautiful its a great place for children and adults to have fun.. Thank u so much!!! 😘
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Serendipity029 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
We had a spur of the moment stay at Old Mac Daddy. We went for lunch and decided to stay the night. There was so much for the kids to do with a games room, swimming pool, jungle gym, trampoline and beach area. They were in their element. The staff were super friendly and helpful. We stayed in a 3-bedroom set up, which was perfect for a family of 5. It's self-catering, which is great, but we ordered pizzas from the restaurant and sat around a fire under the stars. Went for a trail run up in the mountains behind Old Mac Daddy. It was spectacular, but could do with better signage. The rooms are beautiful (we LOVED the outside bath), but are in need of a little maintenance - hard during these times, we know. Thank you Old Mac Daddy, Team, it was just what we needed! We will be back.
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$82 - $127 (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, South Hill Restaurant & Tasting Room Elgin, and The Hickory Shack Elgin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Mac Daddy?
Yes, guests have access to a pool 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.