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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Cape Town Intl Airport56 km
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Had a lovely time at Old MacDaddy. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and meet our needs. The breakfast was excellent. The airstream trailers were thoughtfully decorated and very interesting.
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 days ago
Dear AndrewAucamp Many thanks for the awesome five star review, much appreciated 😁 We are very happy that you had a good time here at Old Mac. We hope to welcome you back soon for more adventure. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous Regards Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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Heads up: this is a wedding review.
Second heads-up: if our particular situation (expats living abroad, planning said wedding whilst also moving between two foreign countries) was anything to go by, you're going to be fine. Trust me.

Old Mac Daddy is what you think most wedding
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 days ago
Dear KurtWritesThings Absolutely fabulous 😁 We truly appreciate this awesome review Kurt. Thank you for choosing Old Mac Daddy for this memorable occasion. We hope to welcome you back soon for a well deserved holiday. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous Regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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From booking, to stay, to follow-up, all the staff we interacted with were superb. They listened to and executed requests, were quick to respons to communication, and delight in their guests. A privilege to have this experience.
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Sim H Wow 😊 Very happy to hear that our expert team exceeded your expectations and that you had a great time. We hope to welcome you back soon to the magical Elgin Valley. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous Regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎.
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Every one in our team was satisfied and happy with all the offerings from the moment we arrived, until the time we left. Definitely a location we recommend to other teams in our company, family and friends. Looking forward to our next event at Old Mac Daddy 2019
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 days ago
Dear FunctionCoordinator Awesome 😁 We look forward to welcoming you back for your 2019 function. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed our unique corporate offerings. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous Regards Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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Great location for a quick trip out of Cape Town. Very nice accommodation - airstreams are cool and we stayed in the Hideaway which is a bit far of a schlep from the lodge but nice and private. Free drinks widely advertised in our mini bar but very cheap wine which we wouldn't wa
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Response from LeonRoux, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Amelia T Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you loved our unique venue. We hope to welcome you back soon. Have a fantastic day. Adventurous Regards. Leon and The Old Mac Team 😎
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Good day, Please can you indicate if you have "out of season" ratings and when those are for? Thank you
"The max 44 guests number is dependent on whether pull-out beds are used in trailers which have lounges."
"Best Views & Tranquility"
"Go in the summer."
"I think all the trailers are unique and different and quirky- try them all"
"Daddy's Hideaway is great for total privacy, but be aware that there's a steep climb on a rocky path to get to the main camp area."
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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