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The Franschhoek Motor Museum

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Address: P.O. Box 435 | L'Ormarins, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 874 9000
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Description: 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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Likely the best car museum in the world!

This is the best displayed car collection in the world. The facility is absolutely magnificent.. The collection includes many historically important and perfectly restored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the best displayed car collection in the world. The facility is absolutely magnificent.. The collection includes many historically important and perfectly restored motorcars - both track and street. No gearhead should miss this! I can't believe what I saw there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic array of cars in tranquil surroundings. Well worth doing mid morning to kick start your visits to some of the Vineyards in and around. Highly recommend a scone and coffee to get your morning going. The biggest and best scones I have ever had - R20 here but would easily pay the equivalent of R150 for the same quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

gorgeous location, fantastic exhibits. I'm not a car expert or lover but my husband likes them and I have to say I found it really interesting!! The exhibits all have really interesting histories.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Spent a day exploring the Stellenbosch and Franschoek Wine Route. Hotel Concierge highly recommended this place and it was amazing. The cars are in pristine condition and apparently all driveable. Wide range of cars from late 1800s and early 1900s and includes classics as well as american muscle. There is also impressive collection of Jaguars and Ferarris through the ages... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

the attention to detail and the layout and housing was fantastic, so many ferraris never knew existed. unfortunately we only spent and hour there.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Even if your not into cars, the Motor Museum is well worth a visit. The scenery is stunning and I have never seen before a collection of so many beautiful cars in one location. I believe there are a total of over 220 cars from which the display models are selected and rotated every few weeks, so each visit will... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The selection goes way back., all in mint condition stored in 4 beautifully built sheds in park like grounds The best I`ve seen in SA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Worth the visit. Fantastic vehicle collection over a large time period. Would have liked to look at the back of the vehicles as well (a bit difficult). Complementary wine at reception was a great touch.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Even as someone who isn't that interested in cars I really enjoyed this place! Each car has details of it's history, who first owned it etc. Made an interesting change.

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Worth a visit to see the old cars. Most are still in working order. You can also taste wine there. The facility is in excellent co ndition.

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