Rhodes Memorial

This grandiose shrine, dedicated to imperialist Cecil John Rhodes, was built on his favourite lookout point in 1912, two years after his death. The monument features a steep set of stairs flanked by eight bronze lions leading up to a pillared faux-Greek chamber housing a bronze bust in his image, featuring an inscription by his friend Rudyard Kipling. These days the steps of the memorial are a popular wedding pic backdrop, while the surrounding grounds make for ideal picnicking. Every so often, you’ll see a group of amateur artists set up their easels, capturing the panorama on canvas. The on-site Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden (021 689 9151, www.rhodesmemorial.co.za) is open 9am to 5pm daily for full breakfasts, fresh pasta dishes, baguettes, cake and refreshments.