Grand Daddy Hotel is located at the heart of bustling Long Street, in full view of Table Mountain, right on the doorstep of Cape Town’s ultimate playground. This is where business and pleasure meet in breathtaking fashion.
Grand Daddy Hotel Luxury, Superior, Standard and Single Rooms
Chic, smooth and with a twist at the end, like Cape Town herself, the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel’s luxury rooms (30 sq. m/325 sq. ft in size and able to accommodate families with children) and superior rooms (20 sq.m/215 sq. ft) are subtle, stylish and shimmering. Our Standard Rooms (20 sq.m/215 sq. ft) have windows onto the inner courtyard and have no windows facing outwards onto the road.
The comforts of an internationally recognised four-star hotel are made all the more special as the room is peppered with clever local touches – as envisaged by interior designer Tracy Lynch. Our lampshades are decorated with clouds of South African place names – from Pofadder to Polokwane – while our headboards are bedecked with outlines of African aloes.
Both luxury and superior rooms are equipped with either a king-size bed or two single beds.
Snug furry blankets add texture to cool cotton linen, making the rooms ready for any surprises the Cape of Storms might have in store.
Grand Daddy Hotel The Grand Daddy Suite
Room 212 is your getaway from the world and a space to indulge. This 60 sq.m(645 sq.ft) suite has one king-size bed, an outside garden patio, separate lounge, marble bathrooms, and can also accommodate up to two children on a pull-out sofa/sleeper couch in the living room.
Grand Daddy Hotel Rooftop Trailer Park Experience
There’s nothing ordinary about going all the way to the United States of America to source seven vintage Airstream trailers, and then hauling them back across the Atlantic and hoisting them onto the roof of an urban hotel.
Take the Daddy’s vintage elevator to the rooftop location in famous Long Street and soak in the alluring outline of Table Mountain as reflected in the polished aluminium of one of seven trailers.
As the largest of the Airstream trailers, this is the big daddy of the Grand Daddy’s rooftop trailer park.
Rooftop Safari with Cheetah Plains and Jaci’s Lodges
A trailer that has captured the authentic African beauty of Jaci’s Lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve at Sabi Sands.
Beach House Hermanus
The seaside village of Hermanus is a must-stop on a road trip along the N2 in the Western Cape. Beach House Interiors, synonymous with one of South Africa’s most-loved tourist destinations.
Aptly named Gold Rush, this vintage trailer has been designed by Jacqui Hunter of Imagenius. Nuggets of imagination abound through this exotic, yet unmistakably South African, space.
City Flights is wallpapered with the owners’ personal aviation maps, showcasing their love for flying as well as celebrating the diversity of South Africa’s cities.
The wide open spaces and iconic windmills that dot the landscape of the Karoo desert provided inspiration for this light, funky modern design that is the Karoo Dorps trailer.
All the beauty of the Namaqualand’s floral kingdom, Celebrate the West Coast’s wild, flowery cosmos in our Bloomin’ Daisies trailer.
Grand Daddy Hotel Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema
Celebrating the silver screen in an outdoor cinema right beneath the African sky, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is set among seven vintage Airstream trailers on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel. Snuggle up, and order a picnic basket and some bubbly. This open-air rooftop cinema is a perfect Cape Town experience, open all year round!
The Pink Flamingo Cinema is also available for private functions, so you can host an awesome event on the roof or arrange your own private screenings.
Grand Daddy Hotel Restaurant
THIRTY ATE at The Grand Daddy offers an exceptional, convenient & diverse dining experience including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Cocktails & Wine, Coffees & Desserts as well as private events and functions.
A new menu showcases favourites from prawns to burgers & gourmet sandwiches, while also boasting an exclusively South African Gin menu, milkshakes, smoothies and a variety of craft beers. Offering a quality wine list to complement dishes and a welcoming, relaxed & vibrant enviorment in which to soak up the Cape Town city atmosphere.
Grand Daddy Hotel Cool Bar
Complete with white leather, shiny surfaces, bling and quirky golden treasures, Daddy Cool Bar is a scene of sparkling celebration.
Loved by locals as well as by our guests, Daddy Cool Bar is where you share a bottle of fine wine, sample cocktails or snack on our delicious offerings from the kitchen.
Grand Daddy Hotel Sky Bar
thirst-quenching champagne, cocktails or cold beers will be served while you’re surrounded by Cape Town’s skyline.
The Sky Bar is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 4pm to 8.30pm during winter, and from Monday to Saturday, noon to 8.30pm in summer
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront gets more visitors annually than the Great Pyramids of Giza! Spend some time at Africa’s most popular attraction in whatever way you’d like: shopping, watching movies, dining out in style, enjoying sundowners while overlooking the marina, visiting the aquarium or exploring the Watershed Craft Market.
We offer a free daily shuttle to the V&A Waterfront from the Grand Daddy Hotel. Ask at reception about how to hitch a ride!
You can also take a ferry from the V&A Waterfront to Cape Town’s once-infamous prison island, Robben Island. This was where anti-apartheid freedom fighter and South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. A trip to the Robben Island Museum offers the chance to visit his cell and go on a guided tour around the island, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hop on to a big red bus nearby the Grand Daddy and take a trip up to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. If you’re feeling fit and adventurous, you could hike to the summit (it can be treacherous, so do take safety precautions), but to really see it in style, take the cable car! Tabe Mountain has been declared one of the New7Wonders of Nature and a visit to Cape Town would not be complete with a trip to the top.
Nature and nearby parks
De Waal Park in Upper Orange Street, Gardens, is the perfect spot to chill away from the summer heat of the City Bowl. Take time out to join local children, dog lovers and retirees under the trees, or to catch up on your reading. Stop off at the Victorian fountain and restored Edwardian bandstand, where regular jazz and classical concerts are hosted free to the public.
Looking towards the Cape Town Stadium and Signal Hill, the Green Point Urban Park is a funky green lung linking Cape Town, the Waterfront and the Atlantic Seaboard. Offset your indulgence in Cape Town’s awesome food by cycling or exercising in the outdoor gym in the fitness park, but don’t feel guilty if you just want to take a picnic.
A short walk up Long Street brings you to Cape Town’s nightlife. Bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs line both sides of the street, offering an array of experiences – from a chilled night of al fresco dining to hard partying on the DJ’s dance floor. Long Street Café is a good spot to start your evening – they have great food and cocktails, so what more do you need? The streets can get busy, so keep an eye on your belongings and remember to take a taxi home if you’ve had a few drinks.
Grand Daddy Hotel Gallery
Grand Daddy Hotel Reviews
“Amazing out of the ordinary place to stay in Cape Town. The service and facilities are great!! Nothing quite this unique in Cape Town. Definitely worth giving a try if you are the adventurous type. The rooms are very clean and comes with everything you need. Each airstream trailer has its own very cool theme.” – Tristan G
“Wow ! What an amazing experience! Sleeping in an airstream caravan on the hotels roof in Long street – Cape town’s night life hub. Service is absolutely great, everyone is super friendly. The airstream is a tight fit, but the themes are amazing! And it worth staying a few nights. Loud music lasts ’till midnight though, so don’t plan on going to bed early. Definitely gets a “naughty weekend getaway” recommendation from me.” – Jaco M
“The airstream was fun inside but we didn’t like the fact that there were private parties going off right outside our van. We went outside to get some air and the party had taken over our little garden space and used our deck chairs. 2 people from the party also just opened our van door as they were inquisitive to see the inside. They apologised afterwards, but there is no privacy.” – 287heidig