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 and is the perfect combination of art, style, architecture, design and contemporary luxury, all helping to create a truly unique experience.
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 bulge outwards 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 colourful 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 harbour.
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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. All rooms also have 5.5m high pillowed glass windows.
The Silo Rooms have a balcony with harbour views and are approximately 41 square meters.
The Duplex Suite are on the 6th and 7th floors with either mountain or harbour views. These suites vary between 76 square meters and 88 square meters including a small balcony and each has the bedroom on a mezzanine level.
The Deluxe Superior Suites are on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors and range in size from 60 square meters to 67 square meters including a balcony.
The Family Duplex Suites are on the 7th floor with views over the old harbour and out to the distant mountains or over the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill. They range is size from 111 square meters to 128 square meters including a balcony and each has a mezzanine level with 2 bedrooms.
The Royal Suites face the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and the distant mountains. Each Royal Suite is 132 square meters in size and has 2 bedrooms and a generous balcony.
The 211 square meter One Bedroom Penthouse is located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town. This includes a 24 square meter balcony.
The Two Bedroom Penthouse consists of the One Bedroom Penthouse inter-leading with a 60 square meter Deluxe Superior Suite.
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.
There is secure underground parking.
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.