A guide to the Silo District – V&A Waterfront

The Silo District located in the V&A Waterfront is a world-class destination with so much to offer. The precinct comprises of luxury, residential apartments, alongside incredible food and coffee hotspots, a shopping hub which boasts the highest foot traffic in Africa, a grain silo which has been converted into a globally recognised art museum, the largest Virgin Active in Africa, The Silo Hotel, and the very exciting Radisson Red. It’s all within a few minutes walking distance of the retail hub of the Waterfront and Cape Town’s cruise terminal.

Arthur Sierra & Michael Bester of Tyson Properties have made their mark in the area, having concluded numerous re-sales over the last 24 months.

This is their guide to what’s happening in and around the Silo District.

A side view from a penthouse located in Silo 2 – Tyson Properties


VDMMA in association with Heatherwick Studio and MDL created the masterpiece that is the award-winning Silo District.

The area comprises of 6 Silos, The Grain Silo & Zietz Mocaa.

Silo No 1 (Allan Gray)

Silo No 2 (Residential & Retail)

Silo No 3 (Apartment Building)

Silo No 4 (Virgin Active Gym)

Silo No 5 (Office & Retail)

Silo No 6 (Office & Retail)

In the heart of the Silo District lies the star attraction, The Grain Silo & Zietz Moaca.

The project by VDMMA in all its detail can be seen here

Image courtesy of VDMMA


The district is home to an abundance of retail attractions including but not limited to The Yard, Opus, Southern Guild, Kirsten Goss, Kat Van Duinen, Glasshouse Rejuvenation and the Lindt chocolate factory which offers classes to the secrets of their master chocolatiers.

The Silo District forms part of the V&A Waterfront which is a major tourist attraction and officially the most popular shopping destination in South Africa, it offers the best retail therapy around, boasting over 450 outlets.


The District offers some incredible options when it comes to dining out and the idea behind their offering was variety. When it comes to food guides no one does it better than eatout.co.za, They have put together a list of 10 places you should try out. Where to eat at the Waterfront’s Silo District by eatout.co.za

As mentioned previously the Silo District forms part of the V&A Waterfront. There are over 80 restaurants & eateries within the V&A Waterfront, Whether you need a quick bite to eat or want to enjoy world-class fine dining, The V&A Waterfront has it all.

When it comes to coffee in the Silo District, The Rosetta Roastery always comes to mind. This is one destination you have to visit if you’re after a good cup of coffee.


Image courtesy of Zietz Mocaa Museum

The Zietz Mocaa and Silo Hotel are the main attractions in the Silo District and for good reason. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum and is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

Silo Hotel, image courtesy of The Royal Portfolio


The Silo District boasts 2 luxurious residential apartment blocks, namely No.2 Silo which comprises of 31 units and No.3 Silo which comprises of 81 units. Both buildings offer state of the art amenities and both carry 4 and 5-star green ratings.

Arthur Sierra & Michael Bester have numerous options available in the Silo District and both agree that these offerings are some of the best money can buy.


Penthouse in No.2 Silo

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Apartment in No.2 Silo

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Apartment in No.2 Silo

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Apartment in No.3 Silo

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If you would like any more info regarding residential property in the Silo District or V&A Waterfront then don’t hesitate to get hold of Arthur Sierra or Michael Bester from Tyson Properties.

Arthur Sierra

072 087 7048

[email protected]

Michael Bester

083 488 0484

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Shop 102, Clocktower building, South Arm Road, The Waterfront. Tel 087 365 3535

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