This national monument was built in memory of Cecil John Rhodes, the former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, and is situate... More
This national monument was built in memory of Cecil John Rhodes, the former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, and is situated on the eastern slopes of Devil's Peak on a portion of land Rhodes set aside to preserve the beauty of the mountain. The steep steps of the neo-classical granite memorial offer sweeping views over the Cape Flats, stretching out to distant northern mountain ranges. Alongside the memorial is a large reserve for herds of eland, zebra and antelope. For those who want to sit and take in the view, there is a tearoom housed in an old stone cottage with a beautiful garden. If you fancy something sweet, try their wickedly tasty lemon meringue pie. If you feel a bit more energetic, this is also a popular starting point for hikes. The memorial is open May - September from 8:00 - 18:00 and October - April from 7:30 - 19:00.