Situated on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak the memorial pays tribute to Cecil John Rhodes and his imperial dream of a British colonial Africa. The architect, Sir Herbert Baker, allegedly modelled the memorial after the Greek temple at Segesta although it is actually closer to the temple of Pergamon in design. It consists of a massive staircase leading from a semi-circular terrace up to a rectangular U-shaped monument formed of pillars. The memorial is built of Cape granite quarried on Table Mountain. There are many picnic spots and hiking trails in the area as well as a restaurant. Entrance to the memorial is free.