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Address: 246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 788 1816

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Where Cecil john Rhodes had his holiday

an interesting cottage once owned by CJ Rhodes. At the beginning of the 20 th century all the wealthy mining magnets had sumptuous holiday homes at Muizenberg as it was the place... read more

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

an interesting cottage once owned by CJ Rhodes. At the beginning of the 20 th century all the wealthy mining magnets had sumptuous holiday homes at Muizenberg as it was the place to come to to get away from Johannesburg and Gold. The billionaires would travel by train to Muizenberg to "Take the air" and spend time at their country... More 

Thank davesdrivesandtours
New Forest, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Rhodes cottage is small, only four rooms, but contains a wealth of interesting information about the great man. Mr Taylor, one of the volunteer guides is full of fascinating stories about the life and times of Rhodes. He really made our visit special. I urge you to go there.

Thank Jane I
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I have to start out by saying that this is no world-class museum. It is a small cottage that authentically represents where the man spent his last days. Given that it has NO public funding, does well under circumstances. It is manned by volunteers, and they seem very well versed in the subject matter. Rhodes himself is obviously a highly... More 

Thank JasLev
Durban, South Africa
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108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Cecil John Rhodes Museum. The museum is in his holiday home .The cottage was built in 1895. Amazing to think this was his garden, his view and the place this great man came to relax. It was the last place he lived ,as he died after becoming ill whilst staying there .He was only... More 

Thank Rose K
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Considering that this place is part of the history of South Africa it is rather a shame to see the state of this cottage. The museum is only open from 10am to 1pm and staffed by volunteers. On arrival we were greeted by Rob who was very knowledgeable about the life and times of Cecil Rhodes and very helpful. The... More 

Thank 4711rws
Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The museum is located on a main road which runs through Muizenberg. The view of the ocean is spectacular and that's about it. Inside there is a bit of information and some memorabilia but not really what I was expecting. I did not learn anything new, just that Rhodes spent his last days here. Note that the museum is run... More 

1 Thank david c
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our orders came promptly and the helpings were delicious and generous. Our waiters have been most friendly and efficient.

Thank Larine G
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This museum was a very interesting experience for several reasons. It is a lovely cottage from about 1850 and so it was interesting to see inside. The restoration was done sensitively and there were some nice pieces of furniture and other artifacts. It also happened to be the house where John Cecil Rhodes died. He was awaiting completion of his... More 

1 Thank DohaInternational
Cambridge, UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Based in the house in which Cecil Rhodes died (his waterfront beach house) the museum is divided into various periods of his life e.g.. gold & diamonds, politics & the colonisation of Matabeleland (subsequently Rhodesia) Each section contains a selection of photographs and informative panels. In addition helpful volunteers are on hand to add more colour/detail to the displays. For... More 

1 Thank TimEwbank
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108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

There are only 4 normal size rooms to this small museum but it does cover his whole life. Worth a visit if you are interested in Rhodes or this period in SA history Parking is small but usuall fine. Entrance is free though they do ask for contibutions

1 Thank Chris F

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