Situated next to UCT, it is a nice drive to visit Rhodes Memorial from where you have a very good view over the city and the southern suburbs. At the memorial you will find a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on his horse & brass lions adorning the steps.
In the Cape Town suburb of Rodenbosch Cecil Rhodes, an early 20th century Prime Minister of the Cape, built an estate on the lower slopes of Devils Peak, which he left to the nation on his death. A large part of it is now the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens and his house is now the official residence of the President of South Africa
Close by is the Rhodes Memorial built in the style of a Greek temple with columns, lots of steps and some fine stone lions. You get great views of Cape Town from here and there is a tea garden cafe which does wonderful scones with jam and cream and tea, I forget the price in Rand but remember that 4 large warm fluffy scones and tea for two cost appoximately £5
this is obviously a popular spot for wedding photographs, while we were there two wedding parties arrived to have pictures taken in and around the memorial, and you may be lucky enough to see the local herd of zebra which live in the area
Sir Cecil John Rhodes is one of the more colourful personalities to have emerged in South Africa.
Born in England, he came to South Africa at the tender age of 17 years. He became a wealthy young man quite quickly through the diamond rush at the time.
This memorial is settled above UCT (University of Cape Town). It is built with granite rock from Table Mountain itself.
He is not buried here, this is only a memorial to him. He is buried in Zimbabwe, in the Matapos Hills.
There are some lovely walks, a tea room and other facilities here to enjoy. A lovely outing!
Good for a view over the southern suburbs.
There is a statue of Rhodes on his horse & brass lions adorn the steps.
Be careful the lions get very hot
You can feed the deer
Situated just above the University of Cape Town on the slopes of Devil's Peak and gazing towards the hinterland he conquered, this is the lasting tribute to the memory of Cecil John Rhodes. Enjoy the magnificent view, the coffee shop, the free-running fallow deer and mountain walks. Try the contour path South towards Kirstenbosch Gardens and even on to Constantia Neck
St Georges Street, where the Rhodes Building is standing, is a pedestrian zone and you can find a lot of shops and street sellers here.
The Rhodes Building was built 1900.
It is architectural especially nice. Very typical for the Cap Dutch Stile are the windows.
Rhodes, who gave the Building its name, also named "Rhodesien" (todays Zimbabwe).
Just off the M3 it is worth stopping off here for the views across the city. The views are better form Signal Hill but this is just another perspective.