Grand Daddy Airstream Trailer Park
Originally built in 1874, Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel is a much-loved, iconic heritage building in the heart of Cape Town's thriving Long Street.
The proud home of South Africa's one-and-only rooftop Airstream trailer park, if you're looking for a unique holiday experience that buzzes with life and energy, here it is!
Your journey begins as you step into Grand Daddy's vintage elevator - the oldest operational elevator in Cape Town, we might add - and head straight for the roof.
Seven authentic, air-conditioned American Airstream trailers will be waiting to greet you there, each one equipped with a queen bed, a wet room with shower and toilet, and those all-important accessories... a TV and a bar fridge. Reflecting the stunning Table Mountain landscape in their polished exteriors, the Airstreams are a genuine sight to behold.
Though each gorgeously glinting trailer was shipped directly from the good ol' US of A, you'll find each one individually styled and furnished to evoke a typical South African road trip. In fact, the only problem you'll have is choosing which location you want to visit most!
The largest Airstream is inspired by the Cape Winelands, in a genuine grape escape that will make you feel like opening a bottle of the region's finest.
Always fancied going on safari? Then choose the colourful trailer that evokes the windswept wilderness of the Madikwe Game reserve, complete with an outdoor shower. If you prefer a beach holiday, you'll find one Airstream decked in seaside style that's reminiscent of the village of Hermanus - a whale-watching hot-spot loved by artists, foodies and surfers.
The Gold Rush Airstream showcases South Africa's rich cultural history, while Bloomin' Daisies celebrates the riotous colour of the flower-strewn West Coast.
City Flights, meanwhile, celebrates the diversity of the country's cities, wallpapered with aviation maps. Finally, the gloriously vast Karoo desert, peppered with iconic windmills, serves as the inspiration for the light-and-funky Karoo Dorps.
One thing's for certain: you won't have to travel far to find good food and entertainment! Order drinks from the hotel's bars to be served directly to your Airstream, or head down to the Thirty Ate Eatery for a bite, accompanied by live music.
Of course, as you're located right at the heart of Cape Town's entertainment hub, there's plenty to discover in the surrounding area. Take a free walking tour, or head for the local art galleries to immerse yourselves in even more unique design talents. Local attractions include the Company's Garden, the South African Museum and the Castle of Good Hope, with endless bars, clubs and shops all within easy distance.
With the very best of Cape Town literally right under your feet, it's time to live the South African high life... in the most unique and beautiful way imaginable.
Region: Cape Town, Western Cape
Cost (from): £132 per night (2 guests B&B)
Sleeps: 2 per airstream
Bedrooms: 1 per airstream
Bathrooms: 1 per airstream
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1024
FacilitiesAirstreams sleep 2, queen-sized bed, private wetroom, shower, WC, TV, air conditioning, bar/fridge. Breakfast and welcome drink included.
Table Mountain, beaches, surfing, Robben Island, galleries, museums, wineland tours, whale watching, shark cage diving, townshio tours, safari.
At a glance
- Seven authentic, individually-styled American Airstream trailers, in their own rooftop park at the iconic Grand Daddy Hotel, in the heart of Cape Town.
- Fly to Cape Town International Airport and arrange transport to the hotel, approximately 20km away.
- Each Airstream is designed to evoke a different stop on a typical South African road trip, and includes a queen bed, TV and bar fridge, and a wet room with shower and toilet.
- The hotel is home to two bars and a restaurant, and there are many sightseeing, shopping and dining opportunities within easy walking distance.