Cecil Rhode's Burial Place, Matobo National Park - The Matopos

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The final resting place of one of the "architects of apartheid," Cecil Rhode's Burial Place sits on a hilltop chosen and named the "world's view" by Rhodes himself. During the past few years, the grave has been a subject of controversy, just as the man himself was at the time of his death. Bring along a guide to learn more about the British imperialist who came to Africa to improve his health, became the head of the world's largest diamond company, and had a country named after him. The site features several simple stone graves covered with brass plates and a small memorial that features some intriguing reliefs. Put Cecil Rhode's Burial Place into our Matobo National Park - The Matopos trip itinerary maker website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • For me, the history is not one that I think should be celebrated. I went because it was there and it was a nice hike. The view is great and the elephant shrews and lizards were fun to observe, but tha...  more »
  • I have always wanted to visit this place and I went with a couple of friends. The memorial is part of the Matobo Hills National Park. It was a slightly steep walk to get up to where the tomb was. It i...  more »
  • Lovely views and a lovely setting, love the resident lizards. Definitely worth a visit for a sundowner!  more »
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