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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 6 September 2017

Prime location, historic importance - well worth a visit. Lots of steps and monuments (pity about the damaged nose)

Thank KirraMelbourne
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great Spot to to go look at some of the Country's History. There are some placed to eat. Very sad to see the damage done to the memorial by protested.

Thank 112tiaanl
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Easy hiking, history, great views of the city and a pretty decent eatery with a children's play area. Almost the perfect in/but out of city break...plenty of hiking of various grades and I am sure some mountain biking action to be had. The eatery at...More

Thank lewisn675
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A friend who knows Cape Town well took me to this site. It has amazing views of the city. It is a good history lesson in one of the more prominent developers of Cape Town. However, what I learned is that Mr. Rhodes had a...More

Thank GolfGuy777
Reviewed 8 August 2017

As the title states, it's got a great view of the city and because of that, it's really popular for photoshoots, for wedding photos, models, all kinds of things. There is no cafe or anything up there, just a quick uphill walk or drive to...More

Thank AATOlive
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning today be here and enjoy everything about the area,please looks after our beautiful history,beautiful Cape

Thank coen_12
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 11 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
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