When did The Silo Hotel open?
The Silo Hotel opened on 1 March 2017 after 3 years of construction.
What is Zeitz MOCAA?
MOCAA stands for Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum along the lines of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection.
When will Zeitz MOCAA open?
Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.
What is the relationship between The Silo Hotel and the Zeitz MOCAA?
The relationship is one of proximity only. The hotel and the museum are located within the historic grain silo building that was built in 1924. The Silo Hotel is in the grain elevator portion of the grain silo building occupying 6 floors above Zeitz MOCAA.
The hotel and the museum nevertheless enjoy a close relationship and guided tours of the museum can be arranged with the hotel concierge.
Who is the architect of the grain silo building in Cape Town?
The exterior of the building and the inside of the museum 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 annexe of 6 rows of 7 silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that would be synonymous with the Cape Town skyline.
What facilities does The Silo Hotel have?
- The Granary Café
- The Willaston Bar
- The Sky Terrace
- The Silo Rooftop (Bar & Restaurant)
- Rooftop Swimming Pool
- The Silo Spa
- Airport Transfers
- 24 Hour Guest Services
- Laundry Service
- Complimentary WiFi
- Concierge Services
- Private Meeting Rooms
- Private Dining Rooms
- Secure Underground Parking
What is the V&A Waterfront?
The V&A Waterfront is the best place to stay in Cape Town and Africa’s largest tourist attraction, with over 24 million visitors a year.
Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, it offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences.
The V&A Waterfront offers shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, cafes, galleries, exhibitions and entertainment. As well, of course, as access to Robben Island.
The prime positioning of the V&A Waterfront boasts sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. Up to 100,000 people visit every day during peak season.
When is the best time of year to visit Cape Town?
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.
Cape Town is fast becoming a year round destination with many reasons to visit throughout the year including major sporting events, festivals, international conferences and conventions and, of course, the perennial geographic beauty of Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.