Rhodes Memorial Tours

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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.

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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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Address: Cape Town, South Africa
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