Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town
Rhodes Memorial is a national landmark in tribute to Cecil John Rhodes, a British businessman who went on to become Prime Minister of the Cape Colony. Nestled at the foot of Devil’s Peak, Rhodes Memorial lies within the Table Mountain National Park and the views from up here are absolutely stunning!
Rhodes Memorial was built in 1912, and the spot was chosen because it was Rhodes’ favourite place from which to view the city.
- Near Rhodes Memorial is a small forest that is home to the majestic Silver tree. Possibly the only place in the world where this native tree grows wild.
- There are forty nine steps – one for each year of Rhodes’ life – leading down to a rostrum.
- You can walk from Rhodes Memorial along a contour path all the way to Kirstenbosch Gardens (left) and Tafelburg road (right) toward the base of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.
- Visit the dog friendly Rhodes Memorial restaurant and tea room after taking in the sights of Cape Town