We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rhodes Memorial

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3 Off the M, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 689 9151
Description:

This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British...

This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British imperialist Cecil Rhodes.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$74.80*
and up
Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience
More Info
US$140.00*
and up
Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town
More Info
US$153.54*
and up
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 259 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
History and amazing city view

Don't wait the end of the day to visit... go early morning and enjoy breakfast up there with the amazing views of the city

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
Gigika
,
Curitiba
Add Photo Write a Review

259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 226: English reviews
Curitiba
Level Contributor
208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Don't wait the end of the day to visit... go early morning and enjoy breakfast up there with the amazing views of the city

Helpful?
Thank Gigika
South Africa
Level Contributor
220 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The view from here is outstanding. Bring your camera ! And your binoculars. There is a bit of a walk to the memorial. And a lot of stairs! Wear comfortable shoes.

Helpful?
Thank desparatehousewife07
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Probably just about big enough for Rhodes' ego, this place has a faded look now. Views out across the Cape Flats are pretty spectacular. Recently, the large bust of Rhodes has had the nose hacked off with a saw. More to the point, there have been a number of rapes close by, the victims mostly students from UCT nearby. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank c0nnysir
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
100 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Really windy but great views and a great monument. A shame it has been vandalized. Whatever your history is it is very childish to abuse the monuments.

Helpful?
Thank Peachwood7
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Wonderful walking/cycling/running track to Rhodes Memorial. Did an early morning walk up from the car park to the memorial to see Rhodes without a nose and to see the sun rise over the peninsula

Helpful?
Thank AntwanZA
Bathurst, South Africa
Level Contributor
114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Next door to the University of Cape Town with free entrance and parking. Hopefully it will survive the wave of anti-Rhodes protests as it is so monumental, but I understand that it is a reminder of the colonist view of life.

Helpful?
Thank Prof W
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Excellent vistas from the foot and top of the memorial. Brilliant photos of oneself on the steps. Behind the pillars is an excellent restaurant which serves the best scones and hot chocolate (made with real chocolates).

Helpful?
Thank NNSB
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
509 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you have time on your hand, than a visit to this memorial is worth to go! situated upon a hill , overlooking cape towns university and the town itself , the drive up into the forest is easy, there are signs everywhere how to reach it. further up is a nice restaurant and there are some easy to mid-reange... More 

Helpful?
Thank nonatop
Hopefield, South Africa
Level Contributor
137 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

For as far as the eye can see. Pitched on the North-Eastern slopes of Devil's Peak, the views from this memorial stretches for as far as the eye can see. Informative on Rhodes' history in South Africa. Beautiful life-size sculptures of lions.

Helpful?
Thank Merry W
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a great place to visit if youre into history and architecture. Enjoyed every moment, although quite windy, maybe cause I visited in September. This place isn't safe to walk anymore, take protection!

Helpful?
Thank TrishaRamiah

Travellers who viewed Rhodes Memorial also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Rhodes Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rhodes Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?