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25 Protea Rd,Claremont, Ravensmead, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7708, South Africa

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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 is being 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). Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum to rival the likes 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. Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.

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 as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. 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. Rooms The Silo will have 28 rooms, including a spectacular penthouse. Each room will be individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces will juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. The 7 room categories are based on the room size and the views. The rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features. The orientation diagrams and floor plans below are indicative of the category only.



Cancellation fees will be levied in the event of a cancellation and in accordance with the reservation terms and conditions of The Royal Portfolio

5% of accommodation as an admin fee if cancelled more than 12 weeks prior to travel

25% of accommodation if cancelled 8 – 12 weeks prior to travel

50% of accommodation if cancelled 4 – 8 weeks prior to arrival

100% of accommodation if cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to arrival

Please note the cancellation policy for bookings between 15 December - 15 January below.

* A 25% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is payable within seven (7) days from date of confirmation for all bookings between 15 December and 15 January. Please note that the full balance of payment is due by 31 August for bookings between these dates. This is non-refundable. If full payment is not received by the due date the booking will be released.

TRANSFERS:  Transfers are excluded from the daily rate but can be arranged at an additional cost.





Full English breakfast

Museum Entrance (One visit p.p.p. stay)

Limited Mini Bar

Wireless Internet

Access to Gym & Spa Facilities

Guest Liaison 

RATES EXCLUDE: Lunch, dinner and snacks, Laundry, Telephone calls , Transfers,  Additional activities, Boutique purchases, Spa treatments


INSURANCE: The guest is obliged to ensure that he/she has taken out adequate travel insurance to cover financial implications of The Royal Portfolio Cancellations Terms and Conditions. The guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility in this regard.

MINIMUM STAY: Please note that during high and festive season we operate a dynamic minimum night stay policy whereby we will seek to accommodate any length of stay provided that the booking does not create an unsellable night. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Check-in time is 14h00. Every effort will be made to ensure your room is available upon arrival, however should you wish to guarantee an early arrival, you would be required to book for an additional night prior to your scheduled arrival.

Check-out time is 11h00. A late check-out is subject to availability and can only be confirmed on-site on the day of departure. Should you wish to guarantee a late check-out, you would be required to book an additional night

Minimum Stay

Please note that during high/peak/festive season we operate a dynamic minimum night stay policy whereby we will seek to accommodate any length of stay provided that the booking does not create an unsellable night

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2 Bedroom Penthouse -
Max people: 10
Family Suites - FAMILY SUITES There are 4 Family Suites on the 7th floor with views over the old harbour and out to the distant mountains or over the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill. Family Suites range from 111m2 (1195ft²) to 128m2 (1378ft²) including a balcony and each has a mezzanine level with 2 bedrooms.
Max people: 10
Penthouse - The 211m2 (2012ft²), one-bedroom penthouse is the jewel in The Royal Portfolio’s crown located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town.
Max people: 10
Luxury Rooms - There are 4 Luxury Rooms with mountain views on the 8th and 9th floors which are 47m2 (506ft²) including a balcony.
Max people: 10
Silo Room - There are 4 Silo Rooms with spectacular harbour views which are 41m2 (441ft²) including a balcony.
Max people: 10
Superior Suites - There are 6 Superior Suites across the 6th and 7th floors with either mountain or harbour views. These suites vary between 76m2 (818ft²) and 88m2 (947ft²) including a small balcony and each has the bedroom on a mezzanine level.
Max people: 10
Deluxe Superior Suite - There are 7 Deluxe Superior Suites across the 8th, 9th and 10th floors with spectacular 5.5m (18ft) high pillowed glass windows showcasing the natural wonder of Cape Town. They range in size from 60m" to 67 m2 including balcony
Max people: 10
Royal Suite - There are 2, triple aspect Royal Suites facing the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and the distant mountains. Each Royal Suite is 132m2 (1421ft²) in size and each has 2 bedrooms and a generous balcony. sleeps 4
sleeps 4
Max people: 10
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Additional guest sharing (Not available in a Silo Room)

R2 620.00 ( Per day )

Additional guest sharing (Not available in a Silo Room)

R2 620.00 ( Per day )


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