The Silo

The Silo

Cape Town

At a Glance

  • Relax in the spa after a busy day exploring the city

  • Centrally located and within close distance to world class restaurants

  • Roof top swimming pool to escape the bustle of the busy city

  • Conveniently located for near by experiences including Robben Island tours or Helicopter flights

  • Sits above the impressive Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)

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Cape Town is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Insider's View

Take time out and relax beside the roof top pool and marvel at the incredible views which surround you.

Sip champagne in Cape Town's highest roof top champagne bar.

Enjoy the sunset fading over Cape Town on the Silo's sky terrace roof top bar!

Enjoy breathtaking views of Table Mountain from one or several windows that bubble out over the street below

Call us on 800-085220008 to start planning your holiday to The Silo

Description

The Silo is the latest addition to The Royal Portfolio’s collection, standing in pride of place in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront. Towering above the city, the hotel boasts unrivalled views and is a magnificent example of architectural restoration.

The hotel is located in the grain elevator portion of the historic silo complex originally built in 1921. After 80 years of being at the heart of South Africa’s industrial and agricultural development, the grain silo ceased operating in 2001. After years of careful planning and intricate architectural design, the whole complex has been restored with the hotel occupying six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which is set to rival the likes of London’s Tate Modern or New York’s MoMa. While every effort has been made to restore the building to its former glory, the most striking addition is the floor-to-ceiling windows blending contemporary design with 1920s industrial architecture.

The Silo has just 28 rooms across seven different room categories including four family suites. The different rooms and suites all vary in size with views out over the harbour front or mountains. There are endless facilities for guests to enjoy including a number of different bars and restaurants. The roof top champagne bar boasts 360 degree views of the city as does the glass sided roof top swimming pool. The Silo Spa allows for ultimate indulgence and is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day exploring the city.

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Accommodation

The Royal Portfolio Collection are renowned for their opulent interiors and grand designs and The Silo is no exception. All rooms are elaborately decorated and all enjoy balconies with harbour or mountain views.

The Silo Room

There are 4 Silo Rooms with spectacular harbour views which are 41m2 including a balcony.

Luxury Room

There are 4 Luxury Rooms with mountain views on the 8th and 9th floors which are 47m2 including a balcony.

Superior Suite

There are 6 Superior Suites across the 6th and 7th floors with either mountain or harbour views. These suites vary between 76m2 and 88m2 including a small balcony and each has the bedroom on a mezzanine level.

Deluxe Superior Suite

There are 7 Deluxe Superior Suites across the 8th, 9th and 10th floors with spectacular 5.5m high pillowed glass windows showcasing the natural wonder of Cape Town. They range in size from 60m2 to 67m2 including a balcony.

Family Suite

There are 4 Family Suites on the 7th floor with views over the old harbour and out to the distant mountains or over the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill. Family Suites range from 111m2 to 128m2 including a balcony and each has a mezzanine level with 2 bedrooms.

Royal Suite

There are 2, triple aspect Royal Suites facing the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and the distant mountains. Each Royal Suite is 132m2 and each has 2 bedrooms and a generous balcony.

The Penthouse

The 211m2 (including a 24m2 balcony), one-bedroom penthouse is the jewel in The Royal Portfolio’s crown located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town.

Facilities

The hotel features a number of bars and restaurants including The Sky Terrace, Roof Top Restaurant and The Granary Cafe. There is a gym and spa for all guests to use as well as 24 hour guest concierge.

Reviews

5

Anna Coplon (Staff)

The Silo is a wonderful hotel to not only rest for the night but enjoy your day relaxing with spectacular views; the building is home to the Zietz contemporary art museum, a 6th floor restaurant, lounge, bar, and a rooftop cocktail lounge perfect for sundowner cocktails or a long soak in the infinity pool. The wonderful staff on hand will ensure your stay exceeds your expectations and make you desire to return before you even leave. It is a must stay for those travelling to Cape Town.

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Tor Saner (Staff)

For those looking for the wow factor, The Silo is the perfect place to spend a couple of nights and enjoy being pampered from the moment you arrive. The location is hard to beat and each room boasts incredible views of the Waterfront or over Table Mountain. The rooms are all individually styled with lavish furnishings and wonderful art work which is also displayed throughout the hotel. The food is delicious but the breakfast alone is one you will remember for a long time!

Experiences

  • Abseil Table Mountain

    From 1,000 metres above sea level, let us take you through a thrilling abseiling experience with breathtaking views, all while keeping your pulse racing!

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewellery and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 metres above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Cape Peninsula Essentials

    Relish in the very best of Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, a Funicular ride at Cape Point, Simon's Town and Kirtensbosch. Get acquainted with the penguins of Boulders beach and seals in Duiker Island.

  • Cape Peninsula Essentials in Vintage Car

    Relish in the very best of Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, a Funicular ride at Cape Point, Simon's Town and Kirtensbosch. Get acquainted with the penguins of Boulders beach and seals in Duiker Island.

  • Cape Town Essentials

    Our specialist guide will take you through the highlights of Cape Town, including the Green Market Square, Grand Parade, City Hall, Castle of Good Hope, Slave Lodge, Company's Garden, District 6 and Bo-Kaap.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Cycling in Devon Valley

    This half-day trip allows you to take in the picturesque view of Devon Valley, working off the delicious calories from the region's famous four-course gourmet at Clos Malverne, paired with wine tastings at two award-winning estates.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Dinner at Twelve Apostles Hotel

    Enjoy a delightful dinner on the stunning terrace overlooking the picturesque Cape Town sunset over the ocean.

  • District Six Museum

    Discovery the heart-tugging history of the community evicted from District Six during the time of apartheid.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • Helicopter Over the Cape Peninsula

    Enjoy a dramatic aerial view of Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Hike Table Mountain: Table Top Circuit

    The table top circuit of Table Mountain follows the easy circular footpaths for magnificent views of Cape Town and the surrounding natural landmarks.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

    View exhibits focusing on historical and comperary issues facing the Muslim community within the Cape area.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Private Scootour Experience - Table Mountain

    Enjoy a bit of free-wheeling fun down the slopes of Table Mountain and Signal Hill with friends and family on a private Scootour during your visit to Cape Town.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbour.

  • Sandboarding & Quad Biking Adventure

    Travel 45 minutes to the Atlantis white sand dunes for sandboarding, a lunch and a four-wheel quad biking.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • South African Naval Museum

    Step inside a submarine and see a collection of naval guns, uniforms and naval equipments.

  • Sunset Cruise on Spirit of Victoria

    Board a romantic sail boat or vessel while you sip a glass of sparkling wine with your loved ones.

  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    In Two Oceans Aquarium, the famous marine wildlives of Cape Town truly comes alive with over 3,000 living sea animals on display.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organisation which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Warrior Toy Museum

    During your Cape Peninsula tour, make a stop at this unique museum with over 4,000 model cars, as well as 500 dolls and teddy bears.

  • Waterford Estate Vineyard Safari

    Waterford Wine Estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch offers a range of tours for visitors, including a Wine Safari Tour in a safari style Land Rover, a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour and a Reserve Vintage Tasting Tour.

  • West Coast National Park

    Surrounded by the Langebaan Lagoon, this pristine wetland offers exceptional bird life, spring flowers and white beaches.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Holiday Ideas

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    Sabi Sands, Kalahari Reserve & Cape Town

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    • Enjoy 4x4 game drives in the renowned Sabi Sands home to large numbers of animals, especially leopards.
    • Head out in search of the Kalahari black-maned lions of Tswalu
    • Interact with habituated meerkat clans as they move away from the burrows in search of food

Location & directions

Cape Town

Located in the heart of Cape Town's Waterfront The Silo boast views out over the harbour and Table Mountain.

Speak to our specialists 020 3411 8427

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