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Rhodes Memorial

3 Off the M, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 689 9151
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This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British imperialist Cecil Rhodes.
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3 Off the M, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Spent the afternoon at Rhodes and had lunch at the café - Felt like Rocky at the top of the stairs awesome panoramic views of Cape Town

Thank liandi2016
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Well worth a visit - an important part of our history, not to mention great views from there. Accessible any time

Thank kshears
Reviewed 24 July 2016

It's a lovely monument to a conflicted icon of educational endowment. He was generous with his money, but supported apartheid in his time. We visited shortly after students staged protests over steep university fee hikes; during the protests, the statue of Rhodes was vandalized, and...More

Thank traveling_photo
Reviewed 3 July 2016

What a pleasure to have a seat looking out over the city on a sunny winter's day in Cape Town. A great place also from which to take a long or short walk on the mountain, and to enjoy the fine cuisine with a view...More

Thank travelcape
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Another vantage point from the top by the Memorial and there's a nice little restaurant for a coffee or snacks. Haven't been lately as there are far too many steps to climb nowadays.

Thank MiloDexter
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The views from Rhodes Memorial are really beautiful. The building itself is impressive. Sadly, some philistine chopped the nose off a statue of Cecil John Rhodes. The tea garden has gorgeous views with the best cheesecake and scones

Thank clever_blonde
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stunning views and historical. The big Lion statues are perfect for pictures. I have one when I was 2 yrs old & a few over the years, I'm 55yrs old now & I'm still taking pics

Thank Bridgit312578
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Amazing monument to a man who who was influential in the shaping of South Africa. A very rich man who gave generously to good causes and still provides Rhodes scholarships to Oxford University for students of English speaking Countries. Very impressive with wonderful views of...More

Thank pearl944
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The Rhodes Memorial commands an impressive view of the city below and the grounds are lovely...the memorial itself is impressive..yes there is some slightly stupid damage done by vandals but be sure it does not take away from the impressiveness of this formidable memorial. It...More

Thank Atlas1175
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

An enlightening experience to visit and understand the man who shaped the economy of South Africa. One of the richest men in his time, when he died at 49, he discovered the first diamonds at Kimberly and owned most of the area around Cape Town....More

Thank Chaitanya-2871
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