Rising like a modern-day phoenix, this former grain silo now luxury hotel basks under the hot African sun in all its glory. Surrounded by mountains, ocean, and a bustling cosmopolitan community, the city of Cape Town, flaunts The Silo Hotel like a coveted jewel. Built in the grain elevator portion of the historic silo complex the hotel is located above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. From deep within its heritage steeped walls, The Silo Hotel invites guests to luxuriate in its opulence infused with art, contemporary design, and cultural ambiance.

Location

Why is The Silo Hotel Cape Town one of the best hotels in South Africa?

Situated right on the edge of the African coastline, The Silo Hotel surveys the sprawling city of Cape Town from its waterfront vantage point. Originally a grain silo for more than eighty years, The Silo Hotel has deep historical roots embedded in a culture filled with color and diversity. Moreover, the proudly South African hotel has been built in the original grain elevator portion of the silo and stretches across six floors of historical beauty. Guests are invited to absorb the splendor of Africa while ensconced in the kaleidoscope of color and texture that is The Silo Hotel Cape Town. Located on the bustling Cape Town waterfront, the hotel is accessible to many historical attractions and iconic landmarks.

Key Facts

  • situated on the V&A Waterfront
  • approximately 17 km from the Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • located in the City of Cape Town

What is special?

  • drink in the panoramic views of Table Mountain
  • the hotel is located above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
  • experience the raw natural beauty of Africa right on the hotel’s doorstep

What do the guests say?

  • the views from the hotel to Table mountain and the V&A waterfront are fantastic
  • the location is perfect for walking around to the local markets and aquarium
  • the location is ideal, and the service is impeccable.

Accommodation

What type of accommodation is available at The Silo Hotel Cape Town? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite? 

The Hotel Silo Cape Town offers guests twenty-eight unique accommodation experiences. Guests can enjoy the view from private balconies or unwind, surrounded by sumptuous décor complimented by the rich textures and colors of African art. Each room is categorized according to size and view and is filled with all the modern conveniences guests expect from luxury accommodation. The hotel also offers a range of private residences in various Cape Town locations approximately fifteen minutes from the hotel’s door. Ideally suited for families of four or six, these properties enjoy all the benefits hotel guests enjoy, plus the additional luxuries that come with private accommodation such as heated pools, gyms, wine cellars, and spa facilities.

Key Facts

  • the one-bedroom penthouse has two balconies and a cinema room
  • the hotel accommodation comprises 28 rooms
  • rooms on the 6th and 7th floors offer mountain or harbor views

What is special?

  • relax and unwind in the private penthouse cinema
  • watch the world from on high as you drink in the views from the penthouse windows
  • sip on a delicious cocktail as you watch the sunset from your private balcony

What do the guests say?

  • the rooms were so beautiful and unique with their floor-to-ceiling windows
  • the room was outstanding, with views over Table Mountain and the waterfront
  • the room itself was the height of luxury, with stunning views

Pool & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at The Silo Hotel Cape Town? What spa facilities does The Silo Hotel Cape Town offer? 

Guests can relax alongside the heated rooftop infinity pool or float in its crystal clear water surrounded by 360-degree views of the mountain range, sky, and ocean. The Silo Spa offers guests a unique range of beauty treatments and massages complemented by their bespoke range of Ling and Black Pearl beauty products. Active guests can make use of the fully-equipped hotel gym on the fourth floor or relax in the steamy confines of the spa’s luxurious sauna.

Key Fatcs

  • the spa has five treatment rooms
  • the spa is the only spa in Africa to use the exclusive Ling products range
  • expert therapists provide bespoke treatments suited to your unique needs

What is special?

  • indulge in a full body 24 Carat Luminescence Ritual
  • rejuvenate your skin with an exquisite Black Pearl Spa treatment
  • enjoy the pure decadence of a signature massage using 24K gold massage oil

What do the guests say?

  • the spa treatments were soothing
  • the spa was great, and the gym was adequate
  • try out the spa for an ultimate relax

Culinary

What's on the menu at The Silo Hotel Cape Town? Is there a variety of food choices? 

The Silo Hotel offers guests a wide variety of dining options. The Granary Café is the perfect location for breakfast or Sunday brunch and has a fantastic dinner menu. The selection of hot meals, snacks, and superb a la carte main menu are all made from delicious local and seasonal produce. All-day drinks and dining can be enjoyed on the sixth floor. Here guests can tuck into a boutique-style burger or indulge in steak tartar surrounded by stunning views of Cape Town. For a more casual affair, guests can watch the spectacular African sunset seated at The Silo Rooftop bar. Here guests can sample tantalizing cocktails and feast on shared platters or other delicious treats. Alternatively, guests can choose to feast like a king by booking a Royal tea featuring delicious cakes and pastry delights.

Key Facts

  • private dining experiences need to be paid for in advance
  • the menu is overseen by Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert
  • the Granary Café is open to non-resident guests by appointment only

What is special?

  • savor the succulent texture of poached Crayfish and Salmon caviar
  • tantalize your taste buds with the rare delicacy of Springbok loin
  • indulge in the tranquility of a beautiful sunset seated at The Silo Rooftop bar

What do the guests say?

  • food and service in each of the restaurants were exceptional.
  • restaurants and bars are gorgeous, and the food was amazing!
  • the breakfasts were delicious, with more food than you could possibly eat

Activity

What activities are there at The Silo Hotel Cape Town? What is there to do nearby?

The Silo Hotel provides guests with a wealth of cultural enhancing activities. For example, guests can enjoy private tours of the Zeitz Museum situated beneath the hotel and guided tours of the best art galleries and exhibitions in Cape Town. Ideally situated on the V&A Waterfront, the hotel provides guests with the perfect base to visit many shops, restaurants, and local attractions. In addition, guests can book a ferry and visit iconic landmarks like Robben Island, the former prison of South Africa’s famous president Nelson Mandela. Or embark on a picturesque hike or cable car journey up Table Mountain. Alternatively, guests can visit the Iziko- Slave lodge museum or wander through the many local markets absorbing the vibrant African culture.

Key Facts

  • the Iziko – Slave Lodge Museum is 1.4 km from the hotel
  • robben island is a 38-minute ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront
  • guests can enjoy private tours of the Zeitz Museum

What is special?

  • travel by cable car up the majestic slope of Table Mountain
  • immerse yourself in history as you explore African heritage sites
  • book an exclusive wine tasting at a beautiful wine farm along the garden route

What do the guests say?

  • we loved our tour with the hotel’s tour guide
  • easy to access the beaches, restaurants, and other tourist sights in Cape Town
  • be sure to ask for the guided tour of the artworks throughout the hotel

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