Encamped in the elevator tower of a former grain silo, Cape Town’s The Silo exhibits voguish exteriors from the hand of London’s Heatherwick Studio while retaining a nod to its agrarian history – as evidenced by grain hoppers in the main lobby. Its giant pillowed windows – complete with woven grilles – open up glorious views of the culturally chock-full V&A Waterfront plus the breathtaking Table Mountain. Each of the 28 rooms and suites are individually decorated to provide much warmth and show off curated art from African talents.
Outside of these cocoons, a trio of eateries serve a balance of refined and casual food options; a spa ensures indulgence is never far away. And more culture is within easy reach too: the lower floors of the building house the forthcoming Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – the biggest such institution on the continent for 100 years.