A highly unusual example of industrial architecture, the old grain silo has been remodelled by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Situated on top of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, this fantastic construction is a real destination hotel. Clearly visible along Cape Town’s waterfront, a stone’s throw from the Robben Island ferry terminal, the hotel is perfectly located for all the cities shops, bars and restaurants.
The Biden touch
Much revered hotel designer, Liz Biden has designed and decorated each of the luxurious 28 suites, rooms and the jaw-dropping penthouse at the Silo hotel. With an eclectic mix of old, worn and new set against stylish, modern architecture. High up above the city, every window and balcony delivers superb views of the harbour or the mysterious cloudscapes above the marvellous Table Mountain.
The Silo has a wide array of mouth-watering menus spread across three different locations within the hotel.
The Granary Café offers a casual approach to dining while retaining the stunning high-specifications of executive chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert, including the Sunday roast, which is a firm favourite with locals and guests alike.
Up on the sixth floor is the Willaston Bar, named after the first ship which exported grain from the silo way back in 1924. Sit back and relax with a cocktail or glass of wonderful South African wine and take in the views through the huge windows.
The hotel’s highest point is the truly spectacular Silo Rooftop, for the ultimate panoramic view of the magical city and surrounding mountains. Here you can enjoy the wonderful offerings from the tempura bar, whether you choose to sample fresh oysters, enjoy some bubbles, wine or a classic cocktail.
Art lover’s paradise
Cape Town’s artist and cultural centre is literally at your feet. Beneath the Silo hotel is the world’s largest collection of African art. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art is a fantastic space and is an absolute must for lovers of African art. Housing over 100 galleries over nine floors there are many different guided tours available or just take your time to stroll around and take it all in.
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