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Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial, opened in 1912 and designed in the classical style of Greece and Rome by Sir Herbert Baker, was built of granite to remain unaffected by gales and rains.

It stands on the slopes of Table Mountain where Rhodes liked to contemplate his vision for Africa. It is a large structure, characterised by Doric columns and eight granite lions. At the foot of the 49 steps (one for each year of his life) is a bronze statue of 'physical energy' by Watts. At the top of the stairs is a bust of Rhodes with a dedication written by Rudyard Kipling.

The overall effect is designed to portray a calm strength and power, and is viewed as a statement about the imperial conquest of Africa.



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