Get your Ultimate Adventure Fix at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin

Part caravan park, part designer farm lodge, Old Mac Daddy in Elgin shines as a one-stop destination for all.

Around an hour from Cape Town, Old Mac Daddy is perfect for those who are seeking adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable moments.

Where to stay

Whether you’re looking to gather a group of mates for a glamping retreat, enjoy a romantic couple’s vacay in a themed trailer suite, or opt for luxury accommodation with striking views, there’s an option for everyone at Old Mac Daddy.

Their tented camps are equipped with all modern conveniences, including double or single beds, separate shower facilities, quality linen, a seating area, and an exclusive wood-fired hot tub in the Big Daddy’s Den tented camp.

Daddy’s Hideaway, a new tented camp perched atop a secluded valley, is adorned with luxurious touches and stylish finishes. It features a private plunge pool, an indulgent bathtub and shower, a coffee pod machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Airstream trailers sport quirky names bound to evoke a chuckle. Picture names like “Private Life of Plants,” “Love Cake,” “For Better or Boerewors,” “Life Before Colour,” and “Mills and Boons.” These one-of-a-kind trailers are furnished with a queen bed, mini bar, air conditioning and heating, a bathroom with a shower, towels, and eco-friendly amenities.

Old Mac Daddy Airstream Trailer

The Apple Grove Cottage, where we stayed, boasts three bedrooms with ensuites, a spacious living area, a kitchen, outdoor seating, a hot tub, and private access to the lake.

Other luxury accommodations include Daddy’s Villa and The School House, perfect for larger groups of friends or family.

Adventure overload

After unpacking and indulging in their famous pizzas, we embarked on an exhilarating afternoon of quad biking. The hour-long activity takes you along some of the most picturesque views, including flower fields, rocky mountains, and vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Expect it to get messy, so be sure to carry a swimsuit for watersports at Daddy’s Beach and Bar that afternoon. Enjoy Stand Up Paddle Boarding, kayaking, or catch-and-release fishing (dependent on dam levels) before sipping some of their acclaimed cocktails while watching the sunset. Old Mac Daddy also offers activities such as archery, mountain biking (with limited bikes available for rent), tractor rides, and zorbing.

Old Mac Daddy Activities

Quiet time

If adventure is not your vibe, you can spend the afternoon enjoying a nature walk, indulging in spa treatments, or lazing by the pool. For a touch of excitement, challenge a friend to a game of pool or explore the library for a captivating read.

Old Mac Daddy Pool

Time to eat

The Barn Restaurant offers a diverse menu and utilises only fresh, free-range, and organic ingredients (where possible). The restaurant caters to vegan visitors as well as fussy little ones.

Indulge in their renowned wood-fired pizza with indulgent toppings that pack a flavourful punch, along with salads, wraps, and mouthwatering desserts. Take advantage of their Happy Hour special, available every day between 4 PM and 6 PM, where you can enjoy a Buy 1, Get 1 Free offer on all cocktails and draft beers. The restaurant is open daily from 8am to 10pm. Day visitors are also welcome.


Rates start from R2295 (tented camps and Airstream trailers) and from R3195 for the cottage and guest houses.

Contact details

Location: Elgin Valley Rd, Elgin
Contact: 021 844 0241 or visit

Cape Town Tourism was hosted by Old Mac Daddy.

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