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Rhodes Memorial

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Address: Off the M3, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 689 9151
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This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British...

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

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where Rhodes once sat and pondered Africa

Rhodes Memorial was built to honour Rhodes by his friends. A great tea room one of the best. Make sure you lock your car as baboons are really clever animals and always on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great family breakfast with my children and grand daughter and the two puppies.The food was great, with the most stunning view and relaxing atmosphere. You are allowed to bring dogs to this venue which helps if you want to take your dogs for a walk on the mountain and then have a relaxing breakfast or lunch. the... More 

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rhodes Memorial was built to honour Rhodes by his friends. A great tea room one of the best. Make sure you lock your car as baboons are really clever animals and always on the look out for food. I don't like steps without railings or handles. Some places should have railings especially with small children and i personally feel it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a wonderful gardens, this statue had been vandalized and had sign about the terrors of mining all around the base. The location is part of a very nice walk.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love meeting friends here. The views are just spectacular. There is a restaurant/coffee shop which is great for lunch or an afternoon snack.

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Thank MiniverM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful construction with an amazing view of Cape Town, unfortunately the place was dirty and poorly maintained, even Rhodes statue was depredated (there was no nose).

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Thank Alexandre J
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up to the Rhodes Memorial to see the sunset but found the gate locked and no way to get to the top. I guess it's for security reasons, but it was disappointing.

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Colchester, Essex.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's currently a groundswell of resentment in South Africa - amongst certain circles - concerning Cecil Rhodes. The accusations of rank imperialism and racism abound. But he was a man of his times and a truly great man - a visionary at that - who happened to become filthy rich at the same time - before his demise at age... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always take visitors to Rhodes Memorial. When I first arrived in SA in 1972 my dad took me here. There were boks in those days so tame that used to eat from our hands. On a clear day you can see both False and Table bay. Lovely quaint restaurant behind the memorial which is worth a visit.

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Thank Victoria1999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Normally have a group of fussy eaters but there was something for everyone here. Food was simple but delicious. Attentive service even though it was very busy. Amazing views! Toilets not great but staff were quick to remedy when missing soap and toilet paper were reported. Kids loved the playground. Very peaceful and a great sense of being away from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Head early in the morning or late in the afternoon to enjoy superb views over the Town. Other than than not much to do. A notable omission is a plaque explaining Rhodes' tortured place in South Africa's history, for better and for worse! Nothing at all is said or mentioned!

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