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Address: 246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 788 1816

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"Rhodes Cottage "

Open for bussiness, "second visit, first was closed at 15H20", not quite what we expected, limited parking had to walk a way. Museum was average with little informative... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Rory H
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Stockholm County, Sweden
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

it was as if he was still there! Very evocative last home of Cecil Rhodes. It was as if it was in a time warp and nothing had changed. Definitely worth a visit.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Open for bussiness, "second visit, first was closed at 15H20", not quite what we expected, limited parking had to walk a way. Museum was average with little informative information about its significance to South African history and the people who dwelled in it. Gardens were nice clean and tidy in beautiful surroundings. This was Rhodes's holiday cottage and I can... More 

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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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6 reviews 6 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
Top Contributor
484 reviews 484 reviews
371 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 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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