Cape Town, South Africa

The Silo Hotel

Insider’s Review of The Silo

You really can’t miss it. This towering beauty—born a grain silo, reborn a hotel—has been masterfully repurposed as Cape Town’s modern-day address deluxe. Art, style, and design—all richly present and accounted for. Not only do the hotel’s six floors overlook the city’s bustling V&A Waterfront, the building itself also houses Zeitz MOCAA, the celebrated Museum of Contemporary African Art. From The Silo’s signature “pillowed” windows whose panoramic views stretch from Table Mountain to Table Bay harbour, to the vividly colourful original artworks throughout, a stay here is a one-stop approach to enjoying a rich Cape Town experience from the very moment you arrive.

Accommodation at The Silo

Each of these stunning 28 rooms and suites is uniquely decorated and thoughtfully configured in its own eclectic style. Awash with colourful silks, dotted with European and Asian antiques, and rich with industrial ironwork and stunning African art, every turn yields another visual treat. Your room has a private balcony and, for the ultimate perpective, a deep soaking tub is centred at the foot of expansive panorama windows—the city literally twinkles while you splash. While many dozens of excellent restaurants dot the V+A neighbourhood, there’s also a sixth-floor sanctuary at the stylishly casual Granary Café and, the locally loved Willaston Bar, where a long South African wine list awaits. Visit the spa, or the gym, and be sure to ride up to the rooftop—a destination in its own right with a buzzing bar, a decadent swimming pool, and the perfect perch from which to marvel at the wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

Activities at The Silo

The delights of Cape Town are great and, with the hottest museum on the continent at your door, a tour round the largest trove of African art in the Zeitz MOCAA is a local list topper. Beyond your doors, your wily Micato Tour Director will happily lead a cable-car lift up to the once-glaciated top of Table Mountain, a fascinating city tour (which, thanks to our deep roots here will take us out of the normal touristic paths), perhaps an excursion to the beautiful Cape Floristic Region, and a leisurely jaunt among the wineries, shops and restaurants of the nearby Cape Winelands. Back at your home-from-home, ambling, easy exploration around the Waterfront serves up more museums, live entertainment, and nearly a hundred eateries ranging from simple al fresco to celeb-chef sparklers.  

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