The best place to stay in Cape Town is in an abandoned grain elevator.
The Silo, the latest in South Africa’s recent hotel boom, is a stunning concrete-and-glass reimagining of a long-ignored 1921 building, whose massive windows (and rooftop pool bar) frame postcard views of the waterfront and Table Mountain in the distance.
It’s a five-star gem, but the best part might be what’s next door. The hotel adjoins the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the continent’s first major museum of contemporary art, which opens this month. All this, as though you needed another reason to visit Cape Town.