The total area of the nine-storey museum is 9,500 square metres, of which 6,000 square metres are display areas. There are also 18 classrooms, a sculpture garden, restaurants and a museum shop. The higher part of the building houses The Silo Hotel, which is regarded as the best and most expensive hotel in Africa. And The Silo is indeed a superlative 5-star hotel. The vast rooms extend over 2 floors, their diamond-shaped windows and large balconies offering magnificent views of the old harbour with its frolicking seals, the waterfront, the elegant World Cup stadium, the Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. The roof terrace goes one better, boasting arguably the best panoramic view of Cape Town, the bay and the entire Table Mountain massif.