Other Sustainability Initiatives at The Silo | The Royal Portfolio

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Apart from the wonderful community upliftment organisations The Silo supports, we are also committed to the following ongoing sustainability initiatives:


  • We source the freshest ingredients from local suppliers of fruit, vegetables, baked goods, dairy, freshwater salmon and trout, wines, and a variety of handmade chocolate treats. These suppliers are all local, small-scale operations that in turn support their immediate communities.
  • We have an incredible array of local artists on display throughout the hotel.
  • We empower local entrepreneurs through outsourced services and suppliers.
  • Our furniture and finishings throughout the hotel are sourced locally.


  • We use energy-saving light bulbs.
  • All showerheads have been replaced with certified water-saving attachments.
  • We have removed all plastic bottles and straws.
  • Succulents and astroturf are used on our rooftop to minimise water use.
  • Restrictors have been fitted to all water outlets.
  • Disposable napkins reduce laundry water consumption.
  • Ice bucket water is reused for cleaning.
  • Double glazed windows throughout the hotel means we use less energy for insulation.
  • The air conditioning system utilises the central sea water cooling plant, reducing energy and water consumption.


  • We provide training and internship programmes for students from local colleges and academies.


  • We provide continuous training for staff members through various health & safety, first aid, fire safety, inter-department, inter-company, study assistance, business coaching, and purpose & value initiatives.
  • We provide access for staff members to have an annual health check-up and contribute to every staff members’ Medical Aid.
  • All Silo staff get the opportunity to regularly visit our other properties (La Residence – Franschoek, Birkenhead House in Hermanus and occasionally, Royal Malewane in The Kruger National Park) for lunch/dinner and/or overnight stays.