The V & A Waterfront Silo District

The V & A Waterfront Silo District

Central to Cape Town’s ‘s charismatic charm is the latest state of the art development of the Silo district. It is the realisation of urban waterfront living.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Silo District between the water and the historic Grain Silo, is the V&A Waterfront’s newest residential offering.

Silo Luxury Apartments are serviced and boast views of the harbour, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

Situated on the edge of the working harbour and its historic, textured dockside, is a bespoke architectural achievement aimed at the discerning resident who seeks lavish comfort.

Besides the residential component, is the multi award winning Silo Hotel, a majestic construction towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. This Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. It is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury.

Set in a converted 1920s grain elevator with pillowed glass windows and views of the harbour and mountains, this luxury hotel is supremely furnished, attracting opulence with foreign currency. It’s 21 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Plush, décor is unique to each room with a mix of modern and antique furnishings blended with industrial flavour. All offer free Wi-Fi, balconies and minibars; some have harbour views. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add 2nd levels and/or living areas.

Guests can relax at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, quaff champagne on the roof, swim in the rooftop pool with its glass sides, soak up the sunshine on the deck or enjoy a guided tour of the museum. Facilities also include a cafe, a bar, a gym and a restaurant situated on the rooftop allowing guests to literally feel on top of the world.
Free parking and breakfast are two bonus offerings thrown in with the mix.

The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.

The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometric floors of the hotel.. These multi-faceted windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.

As the Silo is situated in the centre of Cape Town,it is the ideal base from which to explore all that Cape Town has to offer. Close to public transport allows for easy exploration of all that Cape Town boasts. Being within the V & A Waterfront leaves little reason to venture too far, although many wonders are not within the Waterfront itself.

Cape Town is consistently ranked among the Top 10 cities in the world to visit by the likes of Condé Nast Traveller and Travel Leisure Magazine. The ‘Mother City’, as it is affectionately known, is a colourful and vibrant city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. The magic of Cape Town lies in the marriage of natural wonder, diverse cultures, art, design and a thriving food and wine scene. It has a nightlife with its own unique heartbeat and during daylight hours, offers a plethora of visual beauty and activities.

Bev Moss-Reilly
November 2017

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