Thursday, July 29, 2010

Old Mac Daddy ... had a trailer park

Old Mac Daddy
If you feel like you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of crazy city life and escape to a place where you can hear water and trees whispering while you sit around a camp fire, how about Old Mac Daddy Trailer park? [Opened 15 July] Situated in the stunning Elgin valley, this "designer trailer park" is the perfect get-away spot. With twelve trailer units, and one 'Daddy's Villa' [for bigger families] it's the perfect romantic weekend away or even holiday with the kids.

The project was started by the Daddy Long Legs Hotel group and designed by Cape Town-based artists, architects, and creatives. Each airstream trailer has a different, very unique interior which makes the Old Mac Daddy trailer park not only a perfect, peaceful escape, but also a fun, colourful experience.

Each night's stay includes a healthy breakfast at the Barn [the restaurant, bar and kids play area] Ten of the twelve trailers [imported from the USA] have chalets which can be utilised as a lounge or extra room for the kiddies. The other two trailers are single, lake-side units with a picket fenced garden. The perfect setting for a romantic weekend away.

For those who want to escape the city, but cannot escape work responsibilities, there are Wi-Fi facilities. Other facilities include a communal Tv area with DSTV, a pool and you can even arrange a babysitter. Things you can do at the trailer park include swimming, picnics, orchard hikes, etc. So do yourself a favour, pack up the wife/husband and kids or girlfriend/boyfriend and escape the real world, to experience something tranquil and fun.

I will be going there myself soon, as Rooted got invited to attend the Media open day in August. Very exiting stuff. So I will bring you some more inside scoop soon. Stay tuned! For more information and bookings go to 

All photos taken by Anthony Smythe

 Design: Digit Designer: Nicole Logan

Design: Dirkie Sanchez Designer: Joe and Mark Stead

Design: For better of for Boerewors Designer: Julie Kenney
Design: Give Bees a chance Designer: Tamara Joubert

Design: Grolsh

Design: Life before colour Designer: Leasa Mensing

Design: King Midas Designer: Fabiana Sanchez Da Solar and Giulia Tarantello 

Design: Mills and Boon Designer: Kirsten Townsend and Jeannie Sherwood

Design: The Private life of Plants Designer: Pelican and Peony

 Design: The Dream Designer: Sarah Pratt

Design: Yellow Submarine Designer: SITE interior design

 Old Mac Daddy Trailer park

 The Barn

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