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Cape town, South Africa

The Silo

  • Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) on top of The Silo
  • Amazing views over the old harbour and out to the distant mountains
  • Surrounded by the natural wonders of South Africa

Facilities include

WIFI Rooftop glass swimming pool Fitness centre Spa Rooftop Restaurant

Activities include

  • Cultural visits
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About

About The Silo

The Silo is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).

The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that will be as synonymous with the Cape Town skyline.

From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure will be the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The hotel and the museum are located within the historic grain silo building that was built in 1924 in Cape Town.

How to get there

Directions from Cape Town International Airport to The Silo

Travel past the airport building on your left and follow EXIT signs

Continue over the bridge to join the N2 motorway.

Follow the ‘Stad/City/N2 M3’ signs, keeping to the middle or right lanes.

Where the highway splits, stick to the right and continue onto the Nelson Mandela Boulevard, stay in the middle or right lanes.

Stay on this highway till you reach traffic lights, where you will be turning right.

Follow the ‘Waterfront’ signs.

At the next set of traffic lights, continue straight and enter the V&A Waterfront – a Caltex fuel station will be on your right.

Keep travelling in the right-hand lane.

As you approach the traffic circle, the road will split into 3 lanes.
Take the third exit.

The entrance to Silo Square is the first road on your left.

When to go

Cape Town enjoys a Mediterranean type climate. Summer runs from October until April when daytime temperatures are usually over 22 degrees Celsius. The hottest months are December, January and February when temperatures soar into the 30’s.

June, July and August are the winter months which bring much milder temperatures and some winter rainfall.

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Travelling with children

The Silo welcomes children of all ages, with family suites available.

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