The sculptural pillowed-glass windows that crown the new Zeitz MOCAA have already become icons in Cape Town. But what you’ll find behind them, above the museum’s world-class exhibitions, is equally extraordinary. Opened in March, the Silo hotel has been an instant hit with locals and tourists alike, thanks to features like a stunning rooftop terrace and what must surely be Cape Town’s most dramatic bathtubs. The brainchild of South African hotelier extraordinaire Liz Biden, the 28-room property is a study in eclecticism, with polished concrete walls covered in ornate gilded mirrors; pockmarked pillars and lime-green ostrich-leather desks and bedside tables; and the rusting remnants of an erstwhile grain elevator nudging against leather chesterfield swings. Art is everywhere, too, from local artist Frances Goodman’s shimmering installation composed entirely of sequins in the lobby to Kenyan photographer Cyrus Kabiru’s otherworldly portraits in the suites.