Experience all that Cape Town has to offer with three magical nights at The Silo before taking some time out amid the mountainous wonder of the Franschhoek Valley. Round things off with two nights in Hermanus, savouring the rugged beauty and the fresh coastal air.
You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives and driven to the luxurious Silo Hotel which is located in the heart of the renowned V&A Waterfront. The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
The Silo has been 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 house Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.
After check in you can relax at the hotel. Enjoy sundowners at Situated on the sixth floor of the hotel, The Willaston Bar is named after the first ship to export grain from the original silo complex back in 1924.
With stunning views of Cape Town through the 5,5m high pillowed glass windows, there is no better place to enjoy a classic cocktail or a glass of wine from the carefully crafted and ever evolving list of local and international wines.
This morning we suggest that you spend some time exploring the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Then in the afternoon you can set out to explore Cape Town including world class shopping at the V&A Waterfront. You might like to arrange to have sundowners on top of iconic Table Mountain.
Cape Town is a colourful and vibrant city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world – presided over by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World – Table Mountain. The magic of Cape Town lies in the collision of natural wonder, diverse cultures, art, design and a thriving food and wine scene.
Cape Malay, Dutch and British architecture sit side by side with cutting edge 21st century loft apartments and slick skyscrapers. Sit a while in Cape Town and take in the buzz and bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives.
The Houses of Parliament stand proudly in the Company Gardens, while the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the most happening part of the city, with boutique shops, the Two Oceans Aquarium and innumerable restaurants from which to watch the comings and goings of the world’s ships, cruise liners and luxury yachts. A short ride away is the infamous Robben Island where you’ll find the erstwhile prison cell of the late Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela.
Cape Town is the ultimate destination for connoisseurs of fine wine, cuisine and la joie de vivre. From the bustling café culture of Kloof Street and Bree Street to the vibrant food market at the Old Biscuit Mill, you’ll find all manner of treats in between. The Old Biscuit Mill roars to life on a Saturday morning as locals and tourists jostle for a seat among the oyster shucking and cork popping while purveyors of fine foods and hearty ales showcase their wares. The Silo is located in the heart of the Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. What better way to start your gourmet itinerary than with an Art & Wine pairing followed by dinner at Luke Dale-Roberts’ The Test Kitchen – South Africa’s top restaurant and one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
This morning you might want to set out on a Cape Peninsula tour or spend some more time exploring Cape Town’s attractions. In the afternoon pamper yourself with some rejuvenating treatments at the Silo Spa, a tranquil space in which you can relax and indulge in the latest therapies and spa techniques. There’s also a gym, sauna and a dedicated manicure and pedicure area. Enjoy signature treatments using top international products including Carol Joy, Ling and Black Pearl.
This morning after breakfast you will set out for the scenic Cape Winelands. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30-acre estate, La Residence is a tranquil haven of comfort and relaxation. La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. A new benchmark for luxury Franschhoek accommodation. Step into the Great Hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel.
Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.
In the heart of South Africa’s wine country, the experience at La Residence is focused on fine wine and delicious cuisine. The cuisine is such an integral part of the experience at La Residence, and our guests will often sit down with the chefs to discuss their preferences and dietary requirements with menus being tailored accordingly.Breakfast at this Franschhoek hotel is a lavish, buffet affair. All manner of cereals, fruits, cheeses and meats are on offer, as well as a scrumptious hot breakfast menu. Then stroll through the picturesque streets of Fraschhoek with its many galleries and cafes. Set out to some of the award-winning nearby wine estates and taste some fine South African wines.
This morning after breakfast you will be driven through the verdant Cape Winelands to the land-based whale-watching capital of the world – Hermanus. You will be staying at the unmatched Birkenhead House. Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides luxury accommodation for those seeking an extraordinary coastal experience. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just metres from the shore. The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. While Birkenhead House is a five star hotel with all the services and amenities that you would expect, the hotel is characterised by a laid back and easy-going atmosphere.
In season you can spend some of your day on a whale watching expedition – either while strolling the cliff-top paths or from the comfort of your room. For a more close up experience – you could book a whale watching tour. Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating retreat or an adventure filled beach holiday, Birkenhead House is the ideal destination. The all-inclusive rate means that guests never need to leave the comfort of Birkenhead House, where all meals and drinks are included. For the more adventurous, Hermanus offers activities aplenty including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and even wine tasting. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just a short drive away and is one of South Africa’s premier wine routes specialising in cool climate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
This morning after breakfast and a last stroll you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.