What you get: Free dessert with your main meal
- Next to the famous Rhodes Memorial
- Fabulous views from the Northern slope of Table Mountain
- Perfect place to relax after a hike
Situated on the Northern slope of Table Mountain and nestled behind the famous Rhodes Memorial lies the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden. This vantage point not only allows a panoramic view of the city, but it’s also one of the few places in Cape Town where both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans can be seen. Alongside these stunning views, the restaurant offers a seasonal menu of local favourites, al fresco dishes in summer and wholesome winter specials. For visitors with a sweet tooth, the in-house bakery offers its renowned cakes and treats. A family-friendly establishment, the restaurant offers special rates for children under 10-years-old, as well as a playground and garden where children can play.
British-born Cecil John Rhodes arrived in the Cape in the 1800s as one of the most powerful mining magnates of all time. He became prime minister of the Cape and owned the majority of the lower slopes of Table Mountain. His will stipulated that, upon his death, his land be given to the nation. Today, his land is home to the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens and the University of Cape Town.
City Pass offering
Pass holders receive a complimentary dessert with order of a main course, or a Baby Chino for orders from the kids’ menu with presentation of the Pass.
Weekends and South African public holidays: 08:45 – 17:30
Advice for visitors
The restaurant is the perfect place to relax after a hike in the surrounding mountains. There are a number of different hikes to choose from that arrive near to Rhodes Memorial Restaurant. A favourite is the hour-long hike to The Kings Blockhouse, which starts at the Rhodes parking lot and continues with signs to the lookout point. On your return, be sure to check out the famous statue of Cecil John Rhodes on his horse, located close to the restaurant.
Did you know
One of nature’s finest treasures are found in the forests close to Rhodes Memorial. The Leucadendron argenteum or Silver Tree, which is found only on in the Cape region, grows in clusters on the slopes of Table Mountain. The stunning trees are under threat of extinction, and the area near Rhodes Memorial is one of the last remaining places in the world nature lovers can see them.