Despite the colonial overtones, Rhodes Memorial is a nice little detour along Cape Town, situated in the suburb of Rosebank. It offers the visitor a pretty tea garden and grand views over the city towards Bloubergstrand.
Built in 1912 by Cecil John Rhodes’ favourite architect, Sir Herbert Baker, the monument of Rhodes Memorial is a suitably austere and impressive testament to the Colossus of Cecil John Rhodes.
Made from blocks of Table Mountain granite, Rhodes Memorial is all neo-classical columns, staircases and stone lions perched on pediments. It’s a favourite place for wedding pictures, and for University of Cape Town students intent on bunking class.By David Fleminger