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Rhodes Cottage Museum

246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 788 1816
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Adelaide
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I too visited during "opening hours" but the gate was padlocked I was very disappointed as there was no explanation displayed As a visitor from Australia I am unlikely to be in that area again and had made considerable effort to visit. Could be managed much better as it is an important historical relic.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A lesson in History and the cottage is looked after by two elderly ladies. If you want to be reminded of the rich history of RSA and Primary school this is the place to visit. The cottage does need to be marketed aggressively and ore parking spaces is needed.

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Perth
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468 reviews 468 reviews
363 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have visited and wanted to see the inside also but the cottage was shut despite we visited during opening hours, disappointed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you've seen one thatch cottage, you've seen them all, but then, I am not a big fan of museums. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

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Altadena
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

There was no docent or person to guide thru the rather conservative and wordy written material of each photo/object. More like a personal home with handed down objects on display.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Rhodes had a huge influence on early white settlement history. His cottage contains lots of info about the man. Manned by volunteers it's open between 10am-3.30pm. Has parking almost opposite on Main road.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Nicely presented. So great to have this amazing bit of history readily available to all

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

A small but beautiful cottage worth visiting but parking can be a problem

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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

interesting visit. Cute and obviously a little bit of history.

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Cape Town
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2007

What a great find. Situated just outside Muizenberg, this little cottage museum - once the private retreat of Cecil John Rhodes - is dedicated to his life, ideals, achievements and death and is where he spent his final days. Sadly his death mask was stolen from the room in which he died. The museum overlooks False Bay and has a... More

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