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112 Valley Road Elgin, 7160 South Africa
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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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Marilee T wrote a review 05 Jun
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We had a great time staying in this beautiful place. Amenities are cleaned & everything is well presented. We only had a quick breakaway, one night stay and it was amazing listening to the rain and the frogs during the night. It was also very cozy with the heater. Bar is affordable with a huge variety & food great. I would only suggest a TV in the room for when the weather is really bad you would like to make the most out of your stay within the Airstreams.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear MarileeT12 Fantastic 🤩 Thanks you for the great feedback. We truly appreciate all the compliments. I am very pleased that you loved your stay. We have a TV for your convenience in the lounge area. Hoping to welcome you back very soon. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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KirstenCorin wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa44 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great time at Old Mac Daddy's. Sleeping in an Airstream trailer was a unique experience and the beds were super comfortable. While the trailer was air-conditioned, the outer unit, in which beds were made for our kids was not, it was freezing overnight and our kids ended up on the trailer couches. Staff were attentive and helpful throughout our stay, we wanted for nothing. The Barn was great, lots of options on the a la carte menu, food was well prepared and enjoyable. Having dinner delivered to our trailer was a welcome option. The breakfast buffet was varied and a lovely start to the day. We enjoyed some time on the beach kayaking. We were however surprised by the high cost of activities over and above the cost of the accommodation. Kids play areas kept our kids entertained while we enjoyed our meals. Wifi in the room was quite spotty. Overall, we had an enjoyable unique experience.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear KirstenCorin Thank you for your great review. I am very glad that you loved your stay at Old Mac and we are very appreciative of your compliments for the Barn restaurant. We have added additional heaters. Wi fi is unfortunately very spotty. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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Kirsten J wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
We stayed in the the tent Daddy's Den and had a wonderful time. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the spa catered for all of us brilliantly. We look forward to our next stay at this unique venue.
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kaylemorgendal wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Great place to be at , better in summer to have a much more of an incredible experience ,by this I mean sit at the lake , swim chill and do outdoor activities. The place is also perfect for kids and a group of people just wanting to expolore.
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Andrew Wilkins wrote a review May 2022
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A unique holiday destination! Beautiful scenery and an absolutely breathtaking area. The accommodation is one of a kind. Restaurant has a good selection of food and the breakfasts are legendary. Lots of family fun activities on the property and plenty to do in the area. Great space for trail running and walking.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Make a point of exploring the area. It is spectacular!
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jokathcray wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
Good facilities. Unique accommodation and overall experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Stayed in the yellow submarine. Was needing a few touch ups here and there. Will definitely like to return for another stay
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ivyfarrelluk wrote a review Apr 2022
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Thank you Old Mac Daddy for hosting myself, family and friends for what was simply one of the best weekend's of my life! What a venue to host my special life celebration - your food was delicious, cocktails yummy, accommodation and views spectacular and a special thanks to Rene and the staff who were extremely helpful and professional. It has gone down as a weekend to remember for all of us. We look forward to visiting again.
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cklinda2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
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As a family get together breakaway the best. A complete break from routine. Children were well looked after and entertained. Adults relaxed in the heart of the Elgin wine region. What more could one ask for.
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Paulnielsen07 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Good to return to the venue for our weddding six years ago. Funny enough the weather was similiar to that day- slightly cold and overcast. Nothing much has changed at Old Mac Daddy. Yes there has been additional accomodation built, but the airstream trailers and the main building all look exactly like it did when we first decided that this would be our venue for the big day. The staff were their usual lovely and professional self and the food and drink selection is top class and certainly not overboard from a pricing perspective. The trailer itself was great and the only recommendation I would have is that you test the aircon out in a unit before settling in...ours was noisy and the unit was very humid that night. Otherwise it turned out to be a really lovely trip down memory lane and we would certainly return when the chance next presents itself
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Date of stay: March 2022
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asheleigh_lee wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
I am a regular here and enjoy the hotel, the staff is friendly and very welcoming. This time i opted for The Dream air-steamer, well designed and the bed was super comfortable, the Spa lady was awesome, Beach Bar never miss it, i will be back
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Room Tip: Choose the Hill side units, for the view
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (3.8 km), A Patch Of Heaven Equestrian Centre (4.9 km), and Honingklip Farm (6.6 km).
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 SALT at Paul Cluver.
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.