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“A must-see in Cape Town”
Review of Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Memorial
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience
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Owner description: This massive granite staircase memorializes diamond mogul and British imperialist Cecil Rhodes.
Miami
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113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A must-see in Cape Town”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

One drives past the base of the memorial on the M3 to Muizenberg, without realizing this is one of the essential stops in Cape Town. Set high in the nature reserve looking down on Table Bay, the setting is impressive and the grandiose monument brings home a lot of the history. Plus the restaurant is a quiet and terrific place to have lunch surrounded by nature but in the heart of the city. First time I have thought to visit after decades of visits to Cape Town; glad I did.

Visited March 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rhodes Memorial”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The statues of the lions and the statue of the man on the horse the little bit of history under the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, it just brought back the history lessons that I learned when still at school and then to actually see and touch the moments laid in stone aaaahhh a nostalgic moment for me

Visited October 2012
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Cape Town
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121 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Perfect setting for lunch”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Rhodes Memorial used to be a tearoom-style restaurant. Wow, they've upped their game! Food is served beautifully on large platters, and it tastes delicious. We had the veg fricassee, a vegetarian option of chickpeas, beans, and veg in a tomato stew accompanied by a brocolli mash -- oh my word, the mash was delicious! Look, a brocolli mash sounds healthier than a potato mash, but I am sure there was lots of butter to make it so tasty.

The service is very friendly and you can't beat the setting, with one side the mountain, and the other side the Cape Flats, which in itself is not so scenic, but the expanse of the view is wonderful. And you can spend time figuring out various landmarks, which is always fun.

I also had the rooibos capuccino, which was a tasty alternative to a regular coffee capuccino.

A very relaxing lunch!

Visited March 2013
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Cape Town
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26 reviews
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“Fantastic situation”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The restaurant is very good, but the views are spectacular! perfect for a tourist lunch followed by a ramble through the nearby forest.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic views of the city”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The drive up to the memorial itself is fantastic, being so close to the city yet not really part of it makes the trip all the more magical.
The memorial itself is huge and one wonders if it really befits the man! Politics aside, the really stunning views and setting of this memorial is what really stands out. Lots of steps, so is only for those with a sense of adventure and good walking shoes!

Visited February 2013
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