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The Silo

The Silo

Cape Town

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.

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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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Insider's View

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

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to The Silo


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 harbor 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.


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 harbor or mountain views.

The Silo Room

There are 4 Silo Rooms with spectacular harbor 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 harbor 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 harbor 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.


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.

Location & Directions

Cape Town

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

When to go

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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