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A lovely house on the Muizenberg road

This is where Cecil Rhodes lived I believe...it is a very interesting house and well worth a... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Jane W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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 April 13, 2017
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246 Main Rd. | Muizenberg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

The museum commemorates the life of Cecil John Rhodes - a British imperialist, his ideals, achievements and death. The cottage was once Rhodes’ private retreat, and is where he spent his last days. It has a magnificent view of False Bay in front and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

was a surprisingly great and delightful get away with scenic views. the hospitality of the wonderful and friendly staff

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RamsaySh
Reviewed November 24, 2017

An amazing little gem on the side of a main road and easy to miss - but well worth a visit. They have recently updated the cottage and retouched it at considerable expense. The history of this amazing man and his achievements are there for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is where Cecil Rhodes lived I believe...it is a very interesting house and well worth a visit...I imagine in his day the road was narrow and quiet...now, unfortunately it is crammed with cars all times of the day and into the evening...but this does...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jane W
Reviewed April 13, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 144janei
Reviewed January 23, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rose K
Reviewed September 15, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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