Rhodes Cottage Museum

Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Staffed by volunteer guides from the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society, this thatched cottage houses a museum dedicated to Cecil Rhodes. The much-maligned British colonialist died in the front bedroom in 1902, while awaiting completion of Rust-en-Vrede, the neighbouring manor designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

The cottage has pleasant mountainside gardens, which are a lovely place to rest and spot whales during the season.

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