The Silo Hotel

Cape Town

Located in a historic grain silo above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), The Silo Hotel is a luxury hotel on Cape Town’s iconic Waterfront. With the exterior designed by London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick and interiors by Liz Biden, this Royal Portfolio property offers an extraordinary stay.

There are 28 guestrooms and suites across six room categories, each with a remarkable, jewel-like window providing views over the harbour, city, or Table Mountain. The rooms are decorated with an eclectic collection of fabrics and furniture, contemporary artworks and artefacts, and each has a balcony and en suite with views from the bathtub.

The Willaston Bar occupies the sixth floor along with the Granary Café, which serves contemporary à la carte meals, afternoon teas and Sunday roasts. There’s also a café and bar next to the rooftop pool, and an indulgent spa.

The Silo Hotel is a magnet for lovers of contemporary art and design, and a visit to MOCAA and the hotel’s private gallery are a must.

The Silo Information

Location & Getting There

The Silo is situated in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, a city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. Cape Town International Airport is a 30-minute drive.


The Silo has 28 guestrooms, including a spectacular penthouse. In the tradition of the Royal Portfolio hotels, each space will be individually designed and tastefully decorated by South African style icon, Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture, combining contemporary style with polished refinement. The 9 room categories are differentiated by size and view and soaring ceilings and pillowed window bays showcase the extraordinary natural beauty of Cape Town from 18-foot windows.


Surrounded by galleries, restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs – and of course the best shopping in Africa – guests at The Silo will be amazed by the choice of activities and entertainment every day. The V&A Waterfront offers a spectacular setting to explore Cape Town, and below the hotel, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), will house one of the world’s most incredible assemblies of modern art, rivalling the collections of London, New York, and Madrid.

Follow the lead of the locals and take advantage of the city’s abundant and spectacular outdoor space. Go for a hike. Explore town on two wheels. Learn how to surf. Or try a tandem paraglide off of Lion’s Head. From bright colours to bathing chalets, Afro-chic décor to innovative art, The Silo provides the perfect spot to enjoy a rich cultural experience in the heart of Cape Town.


The Silo welcomes guests of all ages.

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Why we recommend The Silo Hotel

"This hotel in Cape Town, South Africa is a magnet for lovers of contemporary art and design. The Silo Hotel's exterior was designed by London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick, and the interiors by Liz Biden, so expect an eclectic mix of furniture, Egyptian chandeliers, shimmering Persian carpets and bold colours. Outside, the pillowed glass windows send shards of light above the harbour. Facilities include a rooftop pool, bar, library, spa and direct access to the MOCAA."

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