Silo Hotel Cape Town
CAPE TOWN’S MOST ICONIC LUXURY HOTEL
A celebration of art, architecture, style and design.
The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town accommodation. A magical, five-star premium hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The exterior of the building was designed by Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted structures glisten like diamonds during the day while at night the building transforms into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.
The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury offering the highest levels of personalised service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio.Packages
THE SILO ROOFTOP
The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch.
OPEN DAILY | FROM 12PM UNTIL SUNSET (WEATHER PERMITTING)
The Silo Rooftop offers guests a relaxed, al fresco experience with spectacular panoramic views of Cape Town from the tallest building in the V&A Waterfront. Guests can look forward to sharing platters, man’oushe (baked flatbread) topped with fresh ingredients, salads and poké bowls. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, fine South African wines or a classic cocktail while you soak up the last of the day’s sunshine.
PRIVATE DINING AT THE SILO HOTEL
The Silo Hotel offers numerous private dining options.
The Silo Hotel brings a new dimension to dining in the city with our exclusive, glass-fronted private dining rooms. The Wisdom Room is a wonderful private dining room for up to 22 guests. The Wisdom Room was named after the last ship to ever take grain to Europe from the grain silo – MV Anangel Wisdom – in 1995.
TAILORED ART TOURS
The Silo Hotel offers wonderful private art tours that allow guests the opportunity to learn about the incredible African art scene.
Widely recognised as one of the best art hotels in the world (by the likes of Forbes and The Telegraph), The Silo Hotel houses a remarkable collection. Vibrant colours shine through as the contemporary artwork and eclectic design of Liz Biden contrast Heatherwick Studio’s stark industrial architecture.
In keeping with the collections at each of The Royal Portfolio’s properties, the art reflects the unique character and mood of The Silo Hotel. Situated above Zeitz MOCAA, all of the art found within The Silo is contemporary African art – defined by Zeitz MOCAA as art created from the year 2000 onwards. By definition, therefore, the artists are young, African artists, many of whom live in Cape Town and are eager to engage with guests at the hotel.
To celebrate the incredible artists and their work, and to allow guests the opportunity to learn about and potentially meet the artists themselves, The Silo has created several private tours.
ABOUT CAPE TOWN
Voted the best city in the world for the seventh consecutive year.
Cape Town is a colourful and vibrant city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world – presided over by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World – Table Mountain. The magic of Cape Town lies in the collision of natural wonder, diverse cultures, art, design and a thriving food and wine scene.
Cape Malay, Dutch and British architecture sit side by side with cutting edge 21st century loft apartments and slick skyscrapers. Sit a while in Cape Town and take in the buzz and bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives.
The Houses of Parliament stand proudly in the Company Gardens, while the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the most happening part of the city, with boutique shops, the Two Oceans Aquarium and innumerable restaurants from which to watch the comings and goings of the world’s ships, cruise liners and luxury yachts. A short ride away is the infamous Robben Island where you’ll find the erstwhile prison cell of the late Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela.
Part of the beauty of Cape Town as a holiday destination is the close proximity to a variety of destinations like the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route. Combine your time relaxing on a beach in Cape Town with whale watching in Hermanus, or cage dive with great white sharks off Gansbaai. From ambling through the botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch to wine tasting at any of our legendary wine estates, Cape Town makes for a perfect holiday and travel experience.
THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN
Table Mountain – take the Cable Car to the top and savour the dramatic views or, for the more energetic, hike up Table Mountain on one of the many designated routes.