Rhodes Cottage


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This seaside chalet is where Cecil John Rhodes breathed his last, leaving behind quite a legacy at the relatively young age of 49. A mine magnate, politician, and firm believer in the superiority of the white, Anglo-Saxon race, he did his darndest to expand the British Empire during his short life, colonising Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during his time as prime minister of the Cape Colony (1890-95). He built this house in 1899, only to die here three years later, from tuberculosis. You'll see photos, clippings and caricatures revealing the man behind the un-PC speeches (a treasure trove of which can be found in the well-thumbed copy of his last will and testament).

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Rhodes Cottage details

242 Main Road,

Area Cape Town

Telephone 82 425 3092, 72 482 6131, 21 788 1816

Open by appointment.

Admission by donation.

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