Built in 1921, The Silo is a former historical grain store which has now been re-imagined by industrial designer Thomas Heatherwick to create something akin to a work of art. Surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s oldest city, this luxurious hotel is perched on the V&A waterfront and offers a unique and authentic feel which promises to envelop you in its historical beauty. The Silo also provides an outstanding combination of relaxation and activities, from a helicopter ride over the Persian Valley to a relaxing cruise around Robben Island; this hotel is truly full of surprises.
Tailor-made to the vibrancy and colours that South Africa has to offer, The Silo is nestled in the heart of beautiful Cape Town on a dramatic coastline where icy waters meet pristine white sands. Overlooked by the magnificent Table Mountain, this luxury hotel is a 35-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and is the perfect starting point to explore The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and all that this iconic city has to offer.
With 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse, this luxurious hotel has every room designed and decorated down to the last detail, with its modern and industrial architecture encompassing everything from pillowed glass windows to handmade teal headboards. Boasting colourful and electric pieces, all of the suites provide you with a homely stay and stylish feel. We recommend staying in the Royal Suites where you will be waking up to views of the Atlantic Ocean, along with Robben Island and an array of mountains on the horizon.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Along with The Silo’s authentic recreation, the hotel provides a wide range of dining and relaxation experiences in South Africa’s Mother City. Offering a modern, light-filled restaurant, The Granary Cafe, and access to The Silo Spa, but you will most often find yourselves on The Silo Rooftop, sipping on a cocktail and making each twilight moment count by capturing the sun’s last rays.