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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TimEwbank
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Cambridge, UK

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Cambridge, UK
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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

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Thank Chris F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Used whilst the house next door was being built for him , this cottage maintains the ambiance of this multimillionaire who lived the last days in the Cape . Worth a visit filled with a few memorabilia from this Rand Lord's life.

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1 Thank John S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although my review is dated June this year it was in fact August last year we visited, after 10 years of 3-4 months spent in the Cape each year this was a first visit, We would return only to add funds to the coffers! What a shame the home of such a historic figure in the great history of such... More 

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1 Thank 661debs
London, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Harewood2013
Stockholm County, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Rory H
Adelaide
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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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Thank suewegs
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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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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1 Thank Thato M
Prague, Czech Republic
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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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Thank Janulik
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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