Events at The Rhodes Cottage Museum July 2023

Organized by Muizenberg Historical Conservation SocietyEvents are free, donations to the Museum are welcome.

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(Talk) Marshall Nyanhanda introduces the Rhodes Nyanga Museum, Zimbabwe

Saturday, 1st July, 11h00-13h00.

We are honoured to  be hosting Marshall Nyanhanda a curator at The Rhodes Nyanga Museum of  Rhodes Nyanga National Park in the beautiful Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. The Rhodes Nyanga National Park hosts a Museum and Hotel. Rhodes was deeply impressed with the beauty of the countryside and the prospect of establishing agriculture, and bought the this estate and visited during 1897 and 1900.  Gabriel Clark-Brown will be speaking on other Rhodes Related historical sites that still stand relating to the life and times of CJ Rhodes.

(Event) 70th anniversary celebration of the Rhodes Cottage Museum

Sunday, 9th July, 14h00-16h00:

We would like to celebrate 2 important dates associated with Rhodes Cottage happening this week, namely the 04 July 1953 is when the Mayor of Cape Town officially opened the Rhodes Cottage as a museum, and CJ Rhodes Birthday on the 5 July. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary and we would like you to join us with people past and present associated with the Museum. Refreshments, champaign and fruit juice will be served. Space is limited so be sure to book at for enquires or bookings please email

great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, False Bay, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean

(Talk) Alessandro de Maddelena on Sharks of False Bay.

Friday 14th July, 17h30:

Alessandro de Maddelena need little introduction in shark circles, he heads the Shark Museum in Simonstown and many of the finest photographs of sharks in False Bay have been captured by him. Feel welcome to come and listen to a Alessandro’s lifetime passion for sharks. Space is limited so be sure to book at for enquires or bookings please email


(Talk) Friday, 21st July, 17h30:

(Book Launch) Glenn Babb’s book, ‘My Joburg Family’, with the proceedings conducted by Rob Hersov. Details to follow.