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Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town
"The day starts with a pick-up from your centrally located Cape Town hotel and short shuttle to the starting point at Rhodes Memorial. Kick-off on a warm-up run and do an easy loop with great views of the Cape Flats Table View and the Hottentots Holland mountains.Then climb the winding gravel roads from Rhodes Memorial to Kings Block House with stunning views of Table Bay and False Bay at the top. The undulating ride back along Tafelberg Road passes the cableway and"""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. This is a great ride to get those legs working and the air flowing in and out of your lungs. The ride has a steady climb going title=Highlights&1=Free+drinks+included&2=Free+snacks+included&3=Hotel+pickup+included""
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience
"The 2 hour city experience starts with a pickup at the V&A Waterfront or your inner-city hotel at your requested time. After suiting up in our very cool retro riding gear of leather jackets goggles helmets & complimentary bandanas we head off into the city center where we cruise past the Good Hope Castle City Hall the bars and hangouts of Long Street as well as a trip through the cobbled lanes of Bo-Kaap the historic Malay quarter.  After a short stop for photo's
From ZAR950.00
 
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar
"After collection from your Cape Town City/Waterfront hotel at 9.00am. You will receive a short safety briefing and your driver will assist you in suiting up in all of your safety gear for your adventure of a lifetime. After a few pre-ri your journey commences along the busy Atlantic seaboard past the expensive properties of Clifton & Bantry Bay and into Maidens Cove for a brief photo stop of the beautiful pristine Camps Bay beach. Re-board the bikes & cruise along the coastal road with the majestic 12 Apostles mountain range on through the bustling fishing village of Hout Bay and then head out onto the winding Chapmans Peak Drive stopping briefly at the lookout post for another photo opportunity of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour. Head over the crest of Chapmans through the country suburb of Noordhoek
From ZAR1,950.00

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Rhodes Memorial

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

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jo104
Mar 08, 2005

Rhodes Building

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).

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Myndo
Aug 21, 2004

THE RHODES MEMORIAL

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

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BerniShand
Sep 20, 2006

Rhodes Memorial

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!

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Jenniflower
May 23, 2006
 
 
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Rhodes Memorial

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.

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mvtouring
Mar 13, 2009

Rhodes Monument

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.

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