The Rhodes Memorial is only a 10 minute hike from campus, its such a beautiful, peaceful place to lay under a tree and catch an awesome view of the city. My roommate and I met one of his friends there for a picnic and I basically fell in love with the place. I will be running away there from time to time now 🙂
My usual sidebar: Personally, I am still getting used to all these Cecil Rhodes monuments around UCT’s campus. He has the infamous reputation of being one of the most violent racists Southern Africa had ever seen. But hey, when you have money and land , and subsequently donate enough of it, your less than stellar reputation becomes more tolerable.
Read more about the gentleman here.