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Outeniqua Transport Museum

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Address: 2 Mission Road | George, George 6530, South Africa
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+27 44 801 8289
10:00 - 17:00
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A great journey into a slower, more elegant era

This is a great experience, a journey into a different era of transport and elegance. If you love trains, old cars, history and read adventure books as a kid, this is the place to... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great experience, a journey into a different era of transport and elegance. If you love trains, old cars, history and read adventure books as a kid, this is the place to visit. There's ample parking, and it's just off the main road, so it's easy to find. There are different exhibits that show different aspects of railway... More 

Thank ldejongh
Knysna, South Africa
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Either use it to avoid the sun or rain but don't miss out. Fabulous old rolling stock, great cafe and while there, book your train up the mountain

Thank mpetermcc0y
Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went to view the vintage cars but was super impressed by the other exhibits such as the old Railways busses and trucks - some unique to South Africa - some I remember so well from holidays spent in remote places in SA as a child. The trains were of less interest to me. The cars were average and there... More 

Thank Geoffrey G
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

South Africa railways are just like British Railways really. Lots of lines, closed due to economic perceptions, which could actually be very viable today. Learn all about them in this excellent museum, with many locos and carriages to explore. Also, a fine collection of classic cars!

Thank stevem4art
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Easily spend an hour or two learning about the SA transport system and getting up close with some big locos. Book up for the 'power van' trip if you can a few days before so you can combine to two. With the trip and a good look round you'll need about 4 hours. Take some refreshments for when you are... More 

Thank Clive J
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Took the Power Van up the mountain from here but found the museum very interesting too.Lots of locomotives and cars to see plus a huge working model railway set up.

Thank Vivienne T
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a treat for any rail and car enthusiast. There are fabulous locks here that you don't see in England although that is where most of them originate. Beautiful carriages from the White train. Also houses the biggest HO gauge model railway layout in the Southern Hemisphere. A couple of hours spent here will not have Been wasted!

Thank KBM22013
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Seeing all the steam locomotives was great.....loads of vintage cars to see owners are private so please don't touch. Great place

Thank BigDrom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great we really enjoyed we took the power van and it was fantastic all the way up the Outeniqua pass and then a picnic what a beautiful view.And all the trains and dinning cars on view were really a blast from the past fantastic

Thank Leon C
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great collection of so many huge steam locomotives, vintage cars and assorted vehicle. All exhibits offered some information but not too much...loved the interiors of the carriages too. 40 rand per person!!! Bargain! Also, you can take the power van from here...and have a coffee and snack. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood

Thank Gillian M

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