If given the opportunity to spend a couple of days in a submarine, would you do it? We recently had the chance of doing just that – and we loved it! I mean, how can you say “no” to spending some time in a yellow submarine ?
Well, truth be told, it wasn’t exactly a real submarine but something that resembled a submarine to some extent, including some of the trimmings you would expect to find in a real submarine.
Best known for it’s delicious apples and other fruit, the beautiful Elgin valley is a relaxed hour-long drive from Cape Town. This region has also made quite a name for itself for the excellent wines being produced here and has become quite a tourist attraction in recent times. One such attraction is called the “Old Mac Daddy luxury trailer park” ( see here ), a uniquely styled hotel located on a hillside, in the middle of apple orchards. What makes this place unique is the fact that the guest accommodations have been built using genuine vintage Airstream trailers specially imported from the USA. Each one is uniquely styled and decorated in a different theme, and extended with bathroom, living room, outside deck, etc.
One such trailer is called “The Yellow Submarine”, and this is the one that we spent a couple of days in recently.
As mentioned previously, the Elgin area is also known for producing some excellent wines due to it’s cooler climate. We naturally took the opportunity while in the area to go wine-tasting at some of the nearby wineries 🙂
We really had a fabulous and relaxing time in the Elgin valley and enjoyed our stay in the Yellow Submarine enough to want to go back !
Many thanks to Boone, Tessa, Simon, and Jeanneke for spoiling us like this – we really appreciate it!
(All images (except the last two) were shot with a Nikon V1 + 10-30mm lens, the last two with a Nikon D800 + 14-24mm lens)