At the time of its completion, the grain silo complex was the tallest building in South Africa. Since its spectacular overhaul by the elite The Royal Portfolio group of properties, the historic structure has been given a modern revival and a chance to reign supreme once again, but, this time, as the most coveted address in the country.
The 28-room hotel, originally the country’s biggest holding grain silo for A-grade grain, retains much of its original design structure, emphasising all things industrial for a historically rich and elegant contemporary feel. The conspicuous structure is adorned with one-of-a-kind, diamond-like, pillowed bay windows that give the building its distinctive iridescent exterior. In keeping with The Royal Portfolio’s luxury offering, every room is fit to be a suite: even the entry-level room offers the most gobsmacking views of Table Mountain, harbour, and the Atlantic Ocean. Naturally, the penthouse vistas are essential bucket-list material.