Review:Rooftop bar and rooftop pool at The Silo Hotel in Cape Town

Published: January 5, 2020

Full review of the rooftop bar and rooftop pool at The Silo Hotel on Cape Town

The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town

A full day at one of the best rooftop bars and infinity pools in Africa. Fantastic views mixed with a luxurious atmosphere and superb rooftop bar/restaurant.

The Silo Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in South Africa. And it’s no coincident that you can find one of the best rooftop bars and rooftop infinity pools up here.

The swimming pool is exclusively for the guests of the hotel, while the rooftop bar can be visited by outside guest. A table reservation is however necessary to be able to come here.

ROOFTOP INFINITY POOL

As mentioned, this area can only be used by inhouse guests. But the experience you’ll get here is something extra. A big swimming pool with a view overlooking the Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, The Harbour, the Atlantic Ocean and the city, makes this one of the best rooftop pools in Africa. If not the best!

The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town

The terrace is also equipped with comfy sun loungers and private lounge sofas where you can enjoy drinks and lunch in a private and calm atmosphere.

And one floor up – where you only can go with the stairs – you’ll find a big sun terrace with 360-degree views. Large sofas and some sun loungers can be found up here as well. Perfect if you like some privacy and a little less wind.

The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town

ROOFTOP BAR

The rooftop bar up here is a perfect spot for a long wine lunch or some afternoon cocktails. We choose the first one as wine lunch is one of the best things we like to do at rooftops.

The menu consists in classic sharing plates, salads, sandwiches and snacks. You can find the whole menu here. We ordered some Tuna Bowls and a seafood platter. To this a bottle of ice-cold and dry white wine. The white wines from South Africa are amazing!

The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town

The vibe at The Silo Rooftop is very sophisticated and nice. You can spend hours up here just drinking and looking out over the ocean.

Most people come here during afternoon and it’s at this time the atmosphere is most lively. The lounge tunes in the background and attentive and friendly service makes you want to spend every afternoon up here. We loved it!

The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town
The Silo Rooftop, Cape Town

CONCLUSION

The Silo Rooftop is one of the best rooftop bars in South Africa and in Cape Town. If you visit this city, a lunch up here is something you must do. And if you like to spend a day at the superb infinity pool and sun terrace, you can book your stay at The Silo Hotel on the link below. It’s well worth it and the rooms and hotel is probably the best you can find in this fantastic city.

Address: Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8801

• Luxurious infinity pool

• Pool exclusive for hotel guests

• Luxurious

• Sophisticated vibe

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Written by:
Hans Ebenman

- Co-founder, CEO & rooftop expert at The Rooftop Guide

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