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Is there such a thing as a sexy trailer park? Oh yes, there is. I can assure you that the Grand Daddy Hotel Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park has the market cornered.
We stayed here for our first night in Cape Town — and it’s probably the most unusual place I’ve ever laid my head for a night.
Yes, in the middle of downtown Cape Town, this hotel is covered with authentic American airstreams. You have never seen a trailer park quite like this!
Best of all — each of the Airstreams has a theme designed by a local artist.
Cailin had my favorite trailer, For the Love of Lace — all decked out in hot pink lingerie and chandeliers! It was the kind of place where Austin Powers would stay.
JD was in Dorothy — all blue and white polka dots with a pair of ruby slippers hiding beneath the sink!
Mike was in The Ballad of John and Yoko, complete with musical instruments and a “Peace Wall” for leaving messages. David stayed in Afro-Funk, with wild African patterns and Nelson Mandela pillows.
Now…which one did I get to stay in?
Goldilocks and the Three Bears!
I absolutely LOVED my trailer! They really went to town on the theme!
Pale red, white, and robin’s egg blue were the colors, and the Airstream had a mismatch of fabrics that complemented each other so well. Little stuffed bears and storybooks filled the trailer.
The kitchen area featured a working sink and a not-really-working oven.
My comfy bed wasn’t too hard or too soft — it was just right!
Most importantly, all of the Airstreams came equipped with their own flatscreen TVs and CNN — critically important, as we stayed there on Election Night. The next morning, all of us — including Cailin, our resident Canadian — woke up early to watch Obama being projected the winner!
It was a great day.
My only regret was that I forgot to get a picture from inside the bathroom — there were framed pictures of cartoon stuffed animals doing….um….inappropriate things with gorgeous supermodels.
Sadly, we only had one day at this funky abode. But at least we got to enjoy that trailer park during the evening, as a beautiful sunset illuminated the city. There’s a rooftop bar up there, and it’s definitely one of the coolest spots in Cape Town. Whether or not you actually stay at the Grand Daddy, you should come up to experience the atmosphere.
And a few days later, after my blog friends had left, the Grand Daddy invited me back and I got to see that their hotel rooms were just as cool as the trailer park upstairs:
I love the monochromatic look — it all pulls together so well.
And I especially love these lampshades.
Essential Info: The Grand Daddy’s Airstream rates are 1880 ($221) rand in low season, 2350 rand ($277) in high season. Room rates range from 1800-2900 rand ($212-341). You can also experience the Airstream Trailer Park for free by heading up to the rooftop bar!
Many thanks to the Grand Daddy Hotel and Visit South Africa for hosting my stay in Cape Town. All opinions, as always, are my own.
22 thoughts on “The World’s Sexiest Trailer Park”
This RV Park is the sexiest AND coolest I’ve ever seen. I will be copying some of their ideas for our RV Park. We also have a couple themed RV’s in our park that is primarily for travelers who have their own. I can’t wait to adopt some of “Capetown’s finest “ideas.
I love staying in unusual places and this Trailer Park is definitely unusual. Great photos 🙂
What no flamingos?
Ohhh, flamingos would be a PERFECT touch!
I’m in love with rooftop bars, so I can absolutely get behind this idea! Maybe I’ll save my pennies to stay there one day!
This is definately a place I would splurge on next time I’m in Africa! It looks like such a fun wee place!
That looks sooo amazing. On the list for our trip to SA!
Fun! Although you must now go back just to get photos of that bathroom…
I am kicking myself. The tiny bears were actually 69-ing with the supermodels.
Yeah…I’m a confessed hotel snob, but this is pretty awesome..
My mom and I stayed there for a few nights back in 2010 in one of the rooms, and I loved the whole place (particularly the rooftop bar)!
Oh wow, just added this to my bucket list! Too cute. : )
hi kate! i just stumbled across your blog for the first time and am so happy. i am setting off for a solo trip to SE asia THIS saturday and your blog just gave me the perfect confidence boost i needed. you are an inspiration, fabulous blogger, and i will keep your page bookmarked throughout my adventure. thanks for writing!
I am so happy to hear that, Jenny. Have a great time!
Happy New Year!
I can see the appeal in those trailer homes, haha but in all reality, if you put in the effort, real trailer homes can be quite homie to live in. It’s not the place but the way you live that makes the place and the people! haha! =)
Brilliant place. Great photos. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Kate! The personality of each trailer is so much fun and the rooftop ambiance looks amazing.
Glad you liked it! 🙂
This place looks awesome!! Cant decide if I would prefer one of the trailers of the hotel rooms. Either way, very cool. Thanks for sharing!!
What a truly unique place! Great advice for me as I’ve booked flights to spend all January in South Africa. 🙂
Hi Kate – I just got back from two week SA trip and went to the cinema on the rooftop here. Amazing! Just a shame we didn’t check in. I see someone mentioned flamingos though. I’m quite fond of them and discovered an amazing restaurant while I was in Cape Town called Hallelujah – thought you might want to see my post on it: http://ellie-and-co.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/my-heavenly-cape-town-hangout.html
Sorry if this seems spammy! Just wanted to share.
Thank you for sharing, Ellie! I don’t think it’s spammy if it’s a genuinely useful post relating to the same content.