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Rhodes Cottage Museum

246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+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... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Fish Hoek, South Africa
Unexpectedly interesting

Rhodes cottage is small, only four rooms, but contains a wealth of interesting information about... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Jane I
New Forest, United Kingdom
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246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 788 1816

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank davesdrivesandtours
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...More

Thank Jane I
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...More

Thank JasLev
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Rose K
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...More

Thank 4711rws
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...More

1  Thank david c
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
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...More

1  Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 26 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....More

1  Thank TimEwbank
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...More

1  Thank Chris F
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