f you have not heard of the Silo yet, then where have you been the last 3 years? This piece of architectural brilliance has been looming over the Victoria and Alfred waterfront for a while now. It is everything you are looking for if you like luxurious rooms, eclectic design, endless views, good food and amazing rooftop terrace overlooking the city, the ocean and Table Mountain. Art is a big deal at the Silo and also, its own art gallery is also situated on top of the Zeitz museum of contemporary art Africa. But you might want to relax first at the amazing hotel which also gives you a glimpse into the museum before you get one of their signature treatments. Rather soak up the sun? The rooftop has everything you will be looking for and more. The pool without a doubt is one of the coolest places to hang out when visiting this bustling city.
The Silo Hotel is built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex having six floors which is above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The outward of the building was designed by Heatherwick Studio. On the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted structures shine like diamonds during the day while at night the building transforms into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.