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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rhodes Memorial will surprise you with its spectacular ties of the city. It has great history and awesome photo spots.

Thank LekkaTours
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A magnificent edifice with magnificent views, a memorial to a man who was controversial even in his own life time. The vandalism is shameful, the man is long dead so destroying ones own history and damaging tourist sites is pretty stupid. There is a good trail there around to the Woodstock cave on Devils Peak, we walked it and saw no one but there how safe it is generally others locally will know better.

1  Thank TeganThomas
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The weather was freezing but we went up to Rhodes memorial tea room and received a lovely warm welcome. We were seated at a cosy table next to the fire - it was so nice. We were served complimentary tastings of excellent hot Gluwein that were large enough to be servings. They had tasty vegetarian and vegan options on their menu and we all enjoyed our portions that we ordered. The views from our table through the windows were delightful too! Couldn't ask for more!

1  Thank debsTelAviv
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Very lonely monument dedicated to an Imperialist, Great Business Man and British Colonists. Some like him, some loved him and lots hated him till today. But history cannot be changed, we can only hope people learn from it.

What he brings to us in Southern Africa is tourism,lovely gardens like Kirstenbosch and sponsorship of students.(Rhodes Bursary).

This monument is lovely situated above Cape Town on the side of Devils Peak. It’s well worth a visit even if you are not interested in history.

1  Thank Mike_G6308
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was our second trip to the monument.

It was just as inspiring as the first time.

The views are spectacular right across to the Helderberg and the Stellenbosch Mountains.

There were several wedding parties taking photos there, as well as two models. The photos of the gigantic columns, steps and lions are very dramatic & have dramatic atmosphere.

cutest little wedding chapel next to the lovely restaurant with al fresco casual dining with a view under huge stone pines.

1  Thank jeantaylor2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A popular place for weddings and singers and tourists. Many people all over the place posing.
Need to have some litter pickup. Too much rubbish all over the place.
Great views and feeling of space and grandeur.

1  Thank KarooChick
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

A beautiful monument with lovely views of Cape Town. Well worth a visit although you don't need very long there. Lots of free parking available with a lovely drive up to the parking area from the main road. There is no entrance fee. Lovely outdoor coffee shop offering lunches, cakes etc. situated at the back of the monument makes the experience even more enjoyable.

1  Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This architectural monument supplies one with panoramic views. Very satisfying. The best is to explore all the paths behind the monument on foot or bicycle. The historic tea garden offers superb refreshments and seating with a view. Take a warm jacket since the majority of the seating is outside and it can be windy. Plenty parking. Clean toilets. Ideal for special outing.

Thank Kardoesie
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you want to learn more about history then this is one of the places you have to visit!!! Steps make it also great for kids to entertain and exhaust themselves. Beautiful views and a lovely restaurant to enjoy something sweet to eat.

1  Thank Jo-Ann B
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We accidentally went to the Rhodes memorial and we were amazed at the gorgeous views we had of Cape Town. The monument itself is kept in good condition except for one thing: Cecil John Rhodes's nose has been cut off and this has not been replaced. Otherwise it was an interesting experience

2  Thank Ilzed82
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