The Silo is an incredibly unique and modern creation that has quickly established itself as an iconic Cape Town hotel. It’s a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
The Silo has reimagined the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA is a contemporary art museum that rivals the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
The re-imagined silos have retained their cultural significance, but the exterior now has pillowed glazing panels, which bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing lantern in the harbour.
The Silo has 28 rooms, including a spectacular penthouse. Each room is individually designed and decorated with eclectic decor. The rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo and the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features.
The Silo is located in the centre of Cape Town and is the ideal base from which to explore all that Cape Town has to offer. At the hotel itself, guests can relax at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, sip champagne on the roof, swim in the glass pool, work off the city’s fine dining in the gym or enjoy a private tour of the museum.