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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good54%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3 Off the M, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 689 9151
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Worth a visit to see the huge memorial to Cecil John Rhodes. A great view of the city & surrounds also makes for a scenic spot to visit.

Thank GCN111
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Its worth the trip to see this, its a shame the statue of Rhodes was defaced but then I guess every country has idiots.Very peaceful and majestic place with great views of the mountains and the cape.

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Apart from getting from historical/heritage value of Rhodes Memorial, it enables a traveler to view various places such as the UCT campuses, Groote Schur hospital, and across the Leeisbig river valley.

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The view from Rhodes Memorial of one slice of Cape Town is fantastic, but that's pretty much its only selling point. Compared with the views from other landmarks (Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Signal Hill), I'd skip Rhodes Memorial altogether. The memorial itself also doesn't warrant...More

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Cecil Rhodes memorial situated on devils peak overlooking Capetown. Firstly you have to drive there as none of the tour buses stop nearby. It is a great monument to the former prime minister of the cape colony. Sadly the bronze image of Rhodes has been...More

1  Thank zippy1963
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Worth it a little stop there and take some pictures in the morning (best time to have a nice light). There is a beautiful view from high and a good restaurant behind the monument. But women, please avoid stay alone there.Could be dangerous.

Thank Viviana B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

There are amazing views over the suburbs below. Only complaint is the vandalism of the statues and the general cleaning of the area. A simple sweep would drastically improve the overall appearance.

Thank Deon L
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Worth a look, but I was saddened to see how unkept the area was an the lack of respect afforded the statue of this man who in his own way did a lot for South Africa, the statue had a broken nose and had been...More

1  Thank GypsyGrumpies
Reviewed 23 May 2017

beautiful and great family venue...pet friendly and the hikes and walks not too strenuous...the restaurant always a pleasure as they always accommodate everybody and their food outstanding and very cheap...really value for money,,views also spectacular!!

Thank zeldecoetzee1
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Go there for a great the view of the city. As a monument it Ok. Part of History but could be better maintained. The restaurant at the site is fair and good value for money considering the prime location

Thank CgStell
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