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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 January 26, 2016
TimEwbank
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Cambridge, UK

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

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

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 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 

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1 Thank TimEwbank
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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1 Thank Chris F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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