V&A Waterfront’s Silo District nearing completion

The V&A Waterfront’s Silo District is set to become Cape Town’s newest art, culture and design district.

The Silo District is developed around the historic grain silo–turned–Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa which is nearing completion and opens to public in late September.

This month a number of the district’s retailers opened their doors: The Guild Group, jewellery designer Kirsten Goss, fashion designer Kat van Duinen, lifestyle botanist Opus, and Glasshouse Rejuvenation, a high-end beauty salon.

Joining them later in the year will be The Yard, an all-day pan-Asian inspired eatery; Si!, a Spanish and African infused gastronomy pub, and internationally known audio-visual experts Bang & Olufsen. The new concept Radisson Red Hotel will open in the Silo District in September, and the District is already home to eateries such as Woolworths’ NOW NOW, Sushi Box, the Granary Café and the Willaston Bar located within the prestigious Silo Hotel, as well as a Virgin Active Classic Club.

“The V&A Waterfront has taken a three-pronged approach to development at the Silo District, focusing on providing a mixed-use space in which people can live, work and play. Our residential and commercial office offerings have been well known for a while, but our lifestyle and leisure plans for the district are also reaching fruition,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.

“With Zeitz MOCAA at its core, we wanted the Silo District’s retail offering to reflect the creativity, design, art and culture embodied by the museum. Today’s opening is a small teaser focused on our retailers, and a preview of what to expect from our Grand Opening in September, when Zeitz MOCAA opens to the public and final few retailers open,” added Green.



Issued by Corporate Image on behalf of the V&A Waterfront


On completing towards the end of the year, the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District will be home to:

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)

Opening September 2017

Opening to the public on 22 September 2017, Zeitz MOCAA’s mission is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora, to develop supporting educational and enrichment programmes for all, to encourage intercultural understanding, and to guarantee access for all. Eighty galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and Centres for Art Education, Photography, Costume, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image, and Performative Practice.

Zeitz MOCAA partners with various local and international institutions, manages an established Curatorial Training Programme, and loans artworks to museums globally. As a public not-for-profit cultural institution we depend on philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Lifestyle retailers

The Guild Group
The Guild Group at the Silo District will comprise a store and studio, as well as the Southern Guild Gallery. The multi-faceted space was created by Trevyn and Julian McGowan to exhibit and sell art by international and South African designers, and offer carefully curated furniture by top local designers discerning collectors.

Kat van Duinen
Kat van Duinen’s luxury leather designs form the foundation of her fashion powerhouse, which offers luxurious ready to-wear fashion to shoppers and couture to private clients. Her refined and sophisticated designs will be housed in her new atelier in No. 5 Silo, where visitors can take in her exquisite craftsmanship and timeless design.

Kirsten Goss
Jewellery designer Kirsten Goss is the creative force behind her eponymous, internationally known stores that have devotees from around the world always coming back for more. Opening at the Silo District this June, Goss says that Zeitz MOCAA is “a seminal piece of architecture” and that she would have hated to miss the opportunity to be a part of the District.

Specialising in botanical installations, the Opus flower shop is the brainchild of Marissa Pretorius. Visitors can browse her delightful signature, potless gardens inspired by kokedama (Japanese moss balls) suspended from the ceiling, or pick from her selection of fresh flowers and gifts.

Glasshouse Rejuvenation
The unisex Glasshouse Rejuvenation salon prides itself on its state-of-the art grooming treatments. Its extensive menu includes eyelash extensions, 6D micro-blading, and a pedicure spa section.

Bang & Olufsen
Opening by September 2017
Internationally renowned audio-visual experts Bang & Olufsen will take residence in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District by September 2017, offering expertise and high-end sound equipment to Cape Town’s music lovers.

Up Cycles
Up Cycles is Cape Town’s only drop-and-go bicycle rental company, offering cruiser-style Dutch bicycles for all ages and sizes, daily from early to sunset. The company has added an additional drop-and-go point to their existing offering in the Silo District, making getting around the V&A Waterfront even easier than before.

Eateries & food offerings

Sushi Box
A family owned business, Sushi Box prides itself on using only the best to make the freshest sushi for its visitors, which either can be enjoyed in a laid-back, stylish restaurant, or taken home to enjoy privately.

NOW NOW is Woolworths’ new concept eatery, serving very fast, good food such as wraps, bowls, pots, and buns to those who need a bite but just don’t have time. Their offering also includes dairy-, wheat- and gluten-free meals, all of which can be ordered and paid for on the WW NOW NOW app before the hungry visitor even reaches the store.

Lindt Chocolate Studio
Chocolate connoisseurs in Cape Town will delight in exciting classes offered at the new Lindt Chocolate Studio in the Silo District. Chocoholics will also find new and wonderful Lindor flavours at the new store, be able to personalise their Lindt slabs, or try some of the delicious speciality chocolates, ice creams, and macaroons on offer.

The Yard
Opening by September 2017
Opening later in the year, The Yard is an all-day pan-Asian inspired eatery offering everything from fast casual foods and wine and gin tastings, to fine dining cuisine.

Opening by September 2017
Si! is a Spanish and African infused gastronomy pub that combines the best of Spanish and South African flavours in both its food and social offering. It will open at the Silo District later in 2017.


The Silo Hotel
Cape Town’s latest luxury hotel offering has already made Condé Nast Traveller’s 2017 ‘Hot List’, and it’s only been open for a few months. Built in the elevator portion of the historic grain silo, the hotel offers unparalleled luxury and views of Cape Town. It also has two eateries open to the public, the Willaston Bar and the Granary Café, and one reserved for hotel guests only, the Silo Rooftop.

Radisson Red Hotel
Opening September 2017
The Silo District will soon be home to international hotel group Carlson Rezidor’s first new concept in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA), the Radisson Red Hotel. The new upscale lifestyle select concept hotel is on track to welcome its first guests in the latter half of 2017.