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At Old Mac Daddy we take the health and safety of our guests, associates and staff seriously. We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following the guidelines from these agencies as well as local health departments and medical professionals.

In light of this, Old Mac Daddy has enhanced our cleaning procedures, communication and promotion of best hygiene practices. The lodge has been fogged with STERIFOG which kills all viruses and bacteria. This kills 99+ % microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, spores, dust and mites. It is organic and relative to other disinfectants, poses a minimal health and environmental hazard. Cleaning and wiping down of surfaces throughout the lodge is now being done far more frequently on a modified schedule. This includes all touch points in rooms and public spaces, including menus, banisters, tables, cutlery etc. Hand sanitising dispensers are accessible to all guests and visitors and can be found throughout our public spaces

For staff who have direct contact with guests, e.g. reception, guest relations and restaurant servers, we provide surface disinfecting products and hand sanitiser bottles and/or dispensers. For guests checking in, staff are asking guests to disinfect their hands upon arrival and sharing hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette tips.

Our managers have been provided with details of the CDC guidelines to share with staff during pre-shift meetings. Managers will ask staff to stay home when they are sick. Additionally, we have communicated directly to all staff regarding the necessity of safe hand washing and hygiene practices.

In light of confirmed cases linked to international travel, we are also requesting all of our guests and clients to perform a self-assessment of their health before coming to Old Mac Daddy.

The self-assessment we suggest is:


The CDC’s Prevention & Treatment guidelines provide travelers with the best methods of protecting themselves against possible infection.

From the CDC:

“…CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases."

Please ready the following resource very carefully and let's all take the recommended steps to protect ourselves and others: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

In conclusion, we suggest that you help us keep the travel and tourism industry alive and strong, and instead of canceling rather join if you can or if possible postpone for a later date.

The competition celebrating our 10th birthday has come to an end and we have our top 5 winners!

Thank you to all those who shared their beautiful memories from Old Mac Daddy with us.

And of course, thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process. We hope you enjoyed scrolling through all the Old Mac Daddy good times as much as we did.

So, now for the winners!

A big congratulations to the top 5 entries who got the highest number of votes!

We hope you have a blast visiting us again.

And so here we go in order of highest votes:


1ST PLACE:  Suite Moments by Gary Dowman - A Weekend stay for a family or group of 4 + R1000 Barn restaurant voucher + Family Activity Pass + 2 Hours of Pamper Spa Treatments




2ND PLACE: Sundowners Trailerside by Shireen Eli  - A Family Activity Pass + R500 Barn Restaurant Voucher





3RD PLACE:    In Pizza we Crust by  Kelly Arendse - A R500 Barn Restaurant voucher





4TH PLACE:    Metallic Mode by Dewald Van Zyl - A R500 Barn Restaurant voucher





5TH PLACE:    Old Mac Wedding by Bronwyn Dowman - A R500 Barn Restaurant voucher


As part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations this year, we asked our guests, visitors, friends and followers to share their best memories from their time spent at Old Mac Daddy with the hashtag #oldmacmemories

From all the cherished moments and snapshots that have been shared we will be creating our own Old Mac Daddy family photo album.

We really appreciate all those who took time to share their memories with us and we loved reminiscing with you over all the past decade's #lifeisgoodatoldmacdaddy vibes.

And though there were many marvelous memories, we selected a top 20, all of which will be added to our Old Mac Family Photo Album.

But now we need your help!

Out of these 20 memories we need to select a top 5, each of which will win some #LifeIsGood time at Old Mac Daddy in the beautiful Elgin Valley.

So, please help us and get voting. Your votes will determine which memory should win the below prizes



1st Prize: Weekend stay for a family or group of 4 + R1000 Barn restaurant voucher + Family Activity Pass + 2 Hours of Pamper Spa Treatments

2nd Prize: Family Activity Pass + R500 Barn Restaurant Voucher

3rd/4th/5th Prizes: R500 Barn Restaurant vouchers

Ts & Cs

The 5 images with the most number of votes will win.
You can enter as many times as you like but votes are restricted to one vote per day.
Last day of voting is 16 March 2020.
Prizes are not transferable.
Accommodation prize is subject to availability in a family unit trailer.
Competition not affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.