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Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Ave | Devil's Peak, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 687 0000
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This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British imperialist Cecil Rhodes.
  • Excellent28%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Rhodes Ave | Devil's Peak, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 687 0000
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Drove to the monument on 19th February 2018. Whilst the structure was Impressive it was sad to see traces of recent vandalism, a shame on those who attempt to change history Whilst Rhodes was not perfect he brought prosperity to many in South Africa. The...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Not a popular figure in present day South Africa and monument has been damaged but it does form part of South African history and is an impressive monument

Thank pamnig
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Ideal place to go for a picknick, enjoy the views, smell the trees, and visit the restaurant. Take your camera with, you will need a wide angle lens to really capture the view.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The key thing about Rhodes Memorial is its siting, perched on the mountainside with views that stretch for miles across the Cape Town. Built of stone, in.classical Greek style, the building is, as its name suggests, a memorial to the South African colonialist, Cecil John...More

Thank kalgran
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

There isn't much to see at the memorial, but it honors the man who made a fortune mining diamonds in South Africa, and whose foundation pays for Oxford educations for gifted students from around the world.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We took some nibbles with us and found a wind sheltered spot with a stunning view surrounded by the grand pillars and lions statues. The kids got rid of energy running from the top to the bottom of the stairs (and back) and we enjoyed...More

Thank Wilna-Namibia
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Rhodes Memorial has an interesting part in South Africa's history. The statue itself has been desecrated. Visiting the memorial is worth it to think about different aspects of the country's past.

Thank robr590
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We went for a quick hike from the Rhodes Memorial today to just below Woodstock cave. Since it's not the safest hiking route, I took my dog with. We did not visit the cave as the last time I went there it was not pleasant-...More

Thank rgrizane
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It’s located inside Company Garden. Huge statue for one of the founders of UN. Such a rich guide who used to trade in diamonds. He lived 49 years only.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Unfortunatley the Memorial is unkempt and some of the statues have been defaced "denosed", however, it is a part of South African history, so definitely worth a visit. The views from the memorial are amazing. The memorial itself is huge - much larger than I...More

Thank KrigGB
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