The Silo

Contemporary-camp-meets-Game of Thrones. That’s the impression you get as you set foot into The Silo’s tiny lobby through what feels like a hidden side entrance to a deliciously psychedelic speak-easy. Carved out of a decommissioned 1920s grain silo in Cape Town’s industrial docklands, this celebration of architecture, style and design sits above the world’s biggest collection of contemporary African art. And it’s a tactile work of art itself. Colourful velvets, deep-pile rugs, fur throws, apothecary jars, and free-standing bath tubs set in iconic lantern-shaped windows (with glittering chandeliers overhead, of course). Perched above the urban jungle, we consider this our honorary ‘treehouse’. It’s not just the 360 degree views of Table Mountain and the city that’ll leave your head spinning.


Stuff we love

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  • Safely strolling home through the docks after an evening of shopping and champagne at the V&A Waterfront.
  • Throwing your diet off the rooftop (the windows won’t open – we tried) and indulging in a teatime tower of macarons and petit gateaux.
  • Effortlessly falling asleep above thousands of contemporary masterpieces – inside one of the comfiest of them all.

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