Fictional Fathers: The Daddy is in Grand Company

The Huxtable, Dunphy, Harper, Simpson and Lion King kids all have one thing in common: Awesome patriarchs. Here are some fictional daddies who are almost as grand as the Daddy himself.

Arno Carstens and Albert Frost Live and Unplugged at the Daddy!

Two legends, one stage … That’s just how the Daddy rolls. On Thursday, May 26, two of South Africa’s most iconic musicians will take part in a delicious double bill of rambunctious rock ’n roll and bodacious blues. South African über-musicians Arno Carstens and Albert Frost need no introduction, but we do look forward to introducing them in Grand style on the Daddy’s rooftop

Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point: The Incidental Daddy

Having introduced the idea of a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony just outside Simonstown a while back, and with all of the public holidays that lie before us, I wanted to encourage you to continue that journey on to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans are said to meet.

Daddy is Lonesome without Dave!

Get your cowboy boots out for a dusting, as you will need them to give Lonesome Dave the send-off he deserves. Friday night, April 22, will be Dave’s last night with the Daddy as he performs one of his last gigs before moving to Europe. And we’re throwing in a night in a trailer for the best dressed ...

Daddy’s Gym Buddy

As winter approaches, it is tempting to go into hibernation and pile the weight on that you worked so hard to lose over the last year. Why don’t you become Daddy’s gym buddy and keep fit in style?

Kids Stay Free at the Daddy!

Book your stay at the Grand Daddy hotel in Cape Town before July 31, 2011 and children 12 years and younger sharing a family room with their parents will stay for free!

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony: The Incidental Daddy

Life does rush by at a pace that frightens me, and I am grateful that The Incidental Daddy and eternal traveller within me always remembers to stop, look and see more than the rush. There are so many wonderful experiences to be had, with many of them right here in Cape Town, and I’m determined to seek them out. With that in mind, this week I’d like to recommend a visit to Boulders Beach to see the Colony of African Penguins that live here. It’s also a wonderful place to take in the sea breeze.

Adam Donen returns to Cape Town with all-star cast

Songwriter and poet Adam Donen left Cape Town to find fame. After swapping Vredehoek for London at 18, he has gained acclaim across Europe. TimeOut London champions him as a “musical poet”, and his work is widely and positively compared with that of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

It was a Weird and Wonderful Stay

Thanks to some truly creative minds, an overnight stay or weekend away need not be made of the mundane. If you’re tired of seeing the same old thing every time you’re travelling around the world, then take a journey through the rabbit hole and try one of these quirky and unique hotels!

Iziko South African Museum: The Incidental Daddy

If you find yourself with a couple of hours to spare on any day, I’d highly recommend finding your way to the Iziko South Africa Museum for an explore and a wander. Located in the Company’s Garden, the Museum was founded in 1825 and houses important collections in the field of zoology, paleontology and archeology.