Cultural Connections in Cape Town
Because Cape Town is such a mix of people, the following highlights are a great way to dig a bit deeper and gain a better appreciation of local culture. From wandering to live music events and museums, to simply riding public transit, these experiences are all about mingling with locals. The warmth you'll experience from strangers is the common denominator across all cultures in Cape Town.

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From Rhodes' Perspective

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Rhodes Memorial sits on the foothills of Devil’s Peak and is a beautiful monument to one of Cape Town’s most famous businessmen, Cecil John Rhodes. The view of the city and sprawling suburbs from the temple-style monument is simply stunning. Rhodes owned a massive amount of land on the Cape, including (the now) University of Cape Town campus and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Near the back of the parking lot, there are relatively easy hiking trails around the contour of the mountain leading on your right towards the City Bowl or on your left to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. There is also a small restaurant at the monument, if you are looking for a quick bite to eat before or after your hike. Entrance to the Rhodes Memorial is free.

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by Marie Frei
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