I enjoyed my brief stay at the Old Mac Daddy farm, despite a few hiccups at the restaurant. I stayed in Daddy's villa with its fantastic uber-modern minimalist decor and stunning views of the gorgeous Elgin valley. The 3 bedroom self-catering villa was spacious, light and airy with an amazing outdoor bath. Unfortunately we did have some hot water issues. There was defintiely lots of attention in the detail of the design of the villa - the huge panels of glass stacking doors that magnify the beauty of the valley; super cool modular furniture, SMEG fridge well stocked with Grolsh; mini espresso machine (though sadly I could not find the much desired espresso pods!).
My main disappointment was the restaurant which was extremely slow both for dinner and breakfast. Granted, I was with a large group of people, which the management was clearly not prepared to handle, especially for the dinner service. The manager did apologize and we did not pay for the meal.
The Old Mac Daddy is definitely a place to unwind from the stresses of city life. Its trendy art chic trailer trash/farmyard theme is unique and refreshing. Though I do not have kids, they seem very well set up for children and families. I was impressed with the wonderful projects that the owners are doing with the community. Though we did have a few hiccups with the service, I understand that the establishment was still new and finding its feet. Hope to stay in one of their designer trailers next time .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Mac Daddy South Africa/Overberg District