The Silo Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa


Setting a new precedent of iconic luxury and architectural design in Cape Town, The Silo Hotel is not one to miss. Imposing and industrial, it is an architectural masterpiece with sophisticatedly eccentric décor.

Key Features

  • Panoramic views from the roof top plunge pool and bar, on the tallest building in the V&A Waterfront
  • Choice of 5 main courses keep things simple but ensures sophisticated and professional delivery - nothing like steak frites to test the quality of a chef
  • 5 metre pillow-glass windows in every room
  • Unique headboards in every individually decorated room
  • Teal Italian leather bar stools, exclusively from Liz Biden’s African travels

Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, overlooking the dramatic coastline, The Silo’s location couldn’t be better if it tried. Directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, it’s a destination hotel for art fanatics. Towering over the V&A Waterfront and the beach, the numerous floors make this hotel a photographer’s dream (it’s the tallest building in the harbour) as the rooftop plunge pool brags unbeatable views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill from an almost-heavenly perspective.


From their furnishings, artworks, and local suppliers, The Silo Hotel supports and empowers the community and local businesses. Elsewhere in the hotel, sustainable design - such as energy-saving lightbulbs and an air conditioning system that uses a central water sea cooling plant to reduce energy and water consumption - can be found at every turn.

Why we love it

Art within art, The Silo Hotel is a tantalising experience of the senses. Celebrating architectural design and artistic flair, every element of this luxurious retreat is worthy of note. The pillowed, black-latticed windows are an artistic statement, and private balconies connected to every room mean you can enjoy the impeccable views inside and out.

Inspired by her travels, The Royal Portfolio’s Liz Biden has cultivated an eclectic feel inside, having carefully selected a mesmerising collection of artwork from Africa’s most talented and emerging artists. With each piece, the space is brought to life with the addition of a new story of South Africa.

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