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Outeniqua Transport Museum

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Address: 2 Mission Road | George, George 6530, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0) 44 801-8289
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One hour visit to the museum

While waiting for my flight home , i decide to visit the museum. i was amaze at all the beautiful examples of the different modes of transport there. you could easily spend a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

While waiting for my flight home , i decide to visit the museum. i was amaze at all the beautiful examples of the different modes of transport there. you could easily spend a few hours roaming around the trains and cars there.it is a pity that the place is not near a bigger city that will lot much more visitors... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is filled with various transport related items, and as a transport engineer and a car enthusiast for a husband, we found it very interesting. Old trains, cars, you name it. Interesting if you are in the area.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Housed in a huge shed in the centre of town, they have trains from bygone eras, coaches and engines. The engineering of those days was quite something. The museum is made all the more authentic with in-train toilets and a restaurant. The collection of vintage cars is quite astonishing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took our 2 children (both under 4) who enjoyed it mostly. We did find there to be a lack of interactive activities for children. The few activities that were there didn't work. Planning on trying the power van trip next visit. Was clean, neat and well kept. Nice way to spend an hour or 2 with the family especially... More 

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Grabouw, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

May make it more exciting (some music maybe). The staff aint friendly. Nice display of all the old trains and cars. Been there 3 times. Make sure to dress up warm...can get a bit chilly in the building.

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A visit to the railways of the past. It provides a brief insight to how the rail system used to be and work. Worth a visit for a few hours. Enjoy a snack in a real railways dining car, and watch model trains at play

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Awesome set-up that caters for the whole family. Definitely value for money. Great learning experience for the kids

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Every time I visit the Outeniqua Transport Museum I spot something new. My grandfather used to work for the Railways back in the day, and as a little girl, I hung out at work with him quite a bit. Obviously lots of train rides were par for the course. The Outeniqua Railways Museum overflows with history from yester-year, and everything... More 

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not only do you get a chance to see the history of the South African railroad system with many engines and carriages, there is also an excellent classic car exhibition.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great place to visit. A museum filled with various forms of transport - cars, trains, fire engines, carriages, etc. Take a long ride on the power van to the top of the mountain.

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