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The Franschhoek Motor Museum

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Address: | L'Ormarins, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 874 9000
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The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L'Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.

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I was travelling with my wife and our very good friend Judith. Neither were particularly interested in Motor Museums but I had spotted this on the way out of Franschhoek. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2016
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Cockermouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I was travelling with my wife and our very good friend Judith. Neither were particularly interested in Motor Museums but I had spotted this on the way out of Franschhoek. The girls went shopping one morning which gave me the chance to spend some manly time looking at cars. The standards here are quite amazing and so are the exhibits.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We - two middle aged Brits on a month long work trip to South Africa - turned up this afternoon at the Franschhoek motor museum with the aim of killing a couple of hours before a work assignment. We made the mistake of turning up on a brand new BMW R1200GS motorcycle. It didn't seem like a mistake when we... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is an astonishing collection of cars from all eras, not all of which can be on display at the same time. It must be one of the best private collections in the world. We recommend that you book a guided tour, as you will learn a lot from the very knowledgeable guide and also get much closer to the... More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

An incredible selection of vintage, rare and historic cars and motor bikes on view which changes regularly as the collection is double the cars on view. Beautifully displayed with full information and you can see Keith Moon's Mercedes, Nelson Mandela's BMW and King Farouk's Mercedes (a gift from A dolphins Hitler!) We had a great guide (Erica) and got a... More 

Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

From a collection of around 300 cars, the museum displays around 80 at any one time, and apparently they are rotated. Nice to see that the exotic Ferraris and so on are complemented by a selection of less expensive but equally interesting cars like Hillmans, Buicks and MGs. Staff were welcoming and knowledgeable, and the curating and signage were very... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Quite simply a stunning selection of cars in a beautiful location. Well worth a visit if you enjoy classic cars and are passing through Franschhoek.

Hartebeespoort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Perfectly organised, categorized and well preserved museum which brings back childhood memories and dreams. A must see by any car enthusiast and justify the entrance fee

SE England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Brilliant collection in stunning location.Housed in four separate buildings. Beautifully presented Well worth a visit

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I had no idea there was such an extensive collection of rare vintage vehicles in the Cape, 60 Km from home. Leave yourself time, there is much to see. Somewhere to enjoy a short meal would be a lovely addition...

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My wife and I visited the Motor museum a while ago and we were very impressed that Johann Rupert choose to open his collection for the general public as well. Also, being a motorsport enthusiast, I surprised to see SA's only Formula 1 World champion's Tyrrell there as well.

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