The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s mother city, The Silo is the ideal base from which to explore all that the city has to offer.
The hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying 6 floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.
At the hotel itself, guests can relax at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, quaff champagne, swim in the rooftop pool, work off the city’s fine dining in the gym or enjoy a guided tour of the museum.
The hotel offers a wide range of dining experiences, with executive chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert and her team having crafted a number of casual and contemporary menus that include lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, bar snacks and a wonderful Sunday roast.
With stunning views of Cape Town through the 5.5m high pillowed glass windows on the 6th floor, the Willaston Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a classic cocktail or a glass of wine from the carefully crafted and ever evolving list of local and international wines.
The Silo has 28 rooms, including a spectacular penthouse. Each room has been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden, to combine the colorful and eclectic pieces of modern and industrial architecture.
The rooms are all en-suite with showers, baths and balconies offering spectacular views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Cape Town Harbor or the Atlantic Ocean. They also have air conditioning, a mini bar, safe, satellite/cable television and complimentary Wi-Fi. The rooms have more space vertically rather than horizontally due to the unique architecture, and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features.
The penthouses (one bedroom and 2 bedrooms) are located on the top floor facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town and the harbor.
The Silo is the perfect combination of art, style, architecture, design and contemporary luxury, all helping to create a truly unique experience for you.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast; limited mini bar; access to the gym and spa facilities; guest liaison; parking; museum entrance (one visit per person per stay); and Wi-Fi are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how The Silo Hotel can be included in you own dream holiday.
Cape Town and Madikwe Safari
The Silo Hotel
Jaci's Tree Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
Combine a stay at a 5* luxury hotel in arguably one of the best positions on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town with a tree-house safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa's largest game reserves and home to 66 large mammal species including the Big 5 and over 300 resident and migrant bird species.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Madikwe Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
The Silo Hotel Location.
Directions For Drivers
Directions from Cape Town International Airport: Travel past the airport building on your left and follow the EXIT signs, and then continue over the bridge to join the N2 motorway. Follow the ‘Stad/City/N2 M3’ signs, keeping to the middle or right lanes.
Where the highway splits, stick to the right and continue onto the Nelson Mandela Boulevard and stay in the middle or right lanes. Stay on this highway until you reach traffic lights, where you will be turning right. Then follow the Waterfront signs.
At the next set of traffic lights, continue straight and enter the V&A Waterfront – a Caltex fuel station will be on your right. Keep travelling in the right-hand lane and as you approach the roundabout, the road will split into 3 lanes.
Take the 3rd exit and the entrance to Silo Square is the first road on your left.
General Information For Guests
The rooms all have air conditioning, electrical outlets, a mini bar, safe, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities.
The hotel facilities include the rooftop swimming pool, 2 restaurants and bars, the sky terrace, library, spa, gym, private art gallery and 24 hour guest/concierge services.
The Granary Café offers a formal dining experience while The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch. The Silo Rooftop is open daily from 11:00 until sunset, but please note that access to the rooftop is weather dependent. Granary Café reservations must be made for lunch, The Royal Tea and dinner - please contact +27 (0) 21 670 0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 hour room service is available.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available.
Credit cards are accepted.
Both laundry and babysitting services are available (additional cost).
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the world's largest contemporary African art museum, is situated below The Silo Hotel. This public, not-for-profit contemporary art museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits 21st century art from African and its Diaspora.
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If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.