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Rhodes Memorial

Cecil Rhodes' wealth, influence and fervent championing of the British Empire were integral in the formation of modern-day South Africa. He died in 1902, and a decade later, the Rhodes Memorial was built and dedicated at the start of the Cape-to-Cairo road he envisioned would unify British influence across Africa. Modeled after the Greek temple at Segesta, the memorial features 49 massive granite steps, quarried at nearby Table Mountain. Flanking them are eight bronze lions, and at the bottom of the stairs is the world-famous equestrian statue, Energy, dedicated to his memory.

Found within the Table Mountain National Park, the Rhodes Memorial offers sightseers breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town, Cape Flats and Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountain range. Hikers can reach it on a 3-hour walk from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. It is also accessible by car.

Practical Info

For hikers, the Rhodes Memorial is an excellent destination or waypoint and is a popular picnic spot. Additionally, the famous Rhodes Memorial Restaurant is located behind the memorial. Below the memorial is a small game preserve that is home to zebra, eland and wildebeest.

If you're not hiking to the memorial from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, you can get there by following the M3 behind the University of Cape Town according to the signs (which are well-posted).

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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience, Cape Town, null
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience

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See the best of Cape Town in a new and exciting way: via motorcycle sidebar. Head out on an exciting and comfortable ride through beautiful Cape Town to drink ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.43
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar, Cape Town, Motorcycle Tours
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Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar

Your trip starts along the Atlantic Seaboard towards Chapmans Peak Drive via Camps Bay and Hout Bay. After a stop for photos at Chapmans Peak lookout point, ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.58
Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Motorcycle Tours
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Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town

Departing from Rhodes Memorial, make your way up the scenic mountain bike trail where you will enjoy views over the mother city for the duration of your ride. ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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