Rhodes Memorial

This monument, built on the slopes of Devil’s Peak looking out towards the rest of Africa, was erected by friends and the people of Cape Town to commemorate one of the most controversial figure in Southern African History. Cecil John Rhodes became one of the richest man in the world through diamond and gold mining in South Africa, but it was his involvement in politics and his unwavering mission of building the British Empire that made him many enemies and some friends. This 1912 monument is a mix of classic styles, designed by Sir Herbert Baker ,and his close friends have placed there mark on it such as Rudyard Kipling of The Jungle Book fame and Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the worldwide scouting movement. This FREE printed and downloadable guide will give you by far the best information you need when visiting Rhodes Memorial.

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