Discover the doors of Long Street - Mexican on Long

Discover Long Street with the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel, one door at a time. Join us on our weekly adventure where we go out and discover what is behind the fascinating and vibrant doors on Long Street!
This week we check out new kid on the street Mexican on Long.

Discover the doors of Long Street - Merchants on Long

Discover Long street with Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel, one door at a time: Merchants on Long Street

Join us on our weekly adventure where we go out and discover what is behind the fascinating and vibrant doors on Long Street!

Argus Cycle Tour - arguably the most beautiful cycle race in the world

The annual Cape Argus Cycle Tour is set to take place on March 9 2014. South Africa’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race – and the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union’s Golden Bike Series – sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling.

Dining African style - Mzoli’s

What is the most proudly South African thing you can do any day of the year, but especially a Sunday – a braai. And what is a braai all by yourself, with one or two strings of boerewors and a shrivelled up tasteless chop – sadness. A braai is an experience that should be shared with friends, old and new.

Taking a Bite Out of Jaws

We woke at 5:00 in the morning, for a two hour drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai, a small town considered to be the “Shark Capital of the World”. A group of friends from back home were here to spend a couple of weeks with me and together with Robyn; we had decided to go on what has to be the ultimate wildlife adventure. We were all way too excited to sleep and watched the sun rise as we drove along. Upon arrival, we were given breakfast and a safety briefing, and then headed out into open water.

Be a Sailor of the Skies

It has long been a human dream to soar like a bird on lofty thermals – and paragliding comes pretty close. Cape Town and its surroundings has to be one of the most spectacular places in the world to paraglide.

Wine a little, it will make you feel better

Wine lover or not, a visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must while you are here. The region’s breathtaking beauty, with majestic mountain backdrops is magnificent, while being steeped in rich culture and history.

Daddy’s 67 minutes in honour of Madiba

Today is Madiba’s birthday, which means it’s also Nelson Mandela Day. This year has a different feel to it that usual. It almost seems odd to be writing this while the great man himself is so ill on his 95th birthday.

Cape Point - one point, a million points of view

As you probably already know, Cape Point is the tip of the Cape Peninsula but isn’t actually where two oceans meet – the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean come together at Cape Agulhas, a couple of hundred kilometres to the east. But it’s beautiful and worth a visit, so who really cares?

Travel diary of a Swedish Intern: Introduction

Hi there,
Let me introduce myself, my name is Malin, a Hospitality Management student and - more importantly - the new intern at the Grand Daddy Hotel. I just arrived from Sweden two weeks ago so my adventure has just started and I am still in that phase where there is something new to see around almost every street corner and the view from my bedroom window takes my breath away every single morning.