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The Franschhoek Motor Museum

P.O. Box 435 | L'Ormarins, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 874 9000
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Franschhoek I would highly recommend visiting this museum; even if you are only a moderate car enthusiast! Four buildings of an amazing collection of cars, from the early 1900's to modern day Ferraris and McLaren's. There is a detailed history of each one and some are so rare, as in so few were ever made that... More 

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Nuenen
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A little sign on the roadside indicates 'car museum' but takes to many jaw-droppingly beautiful cars housed in 4 purpose built sheds on this estate representing just a quarter of their total 320-car collection. Awesome.

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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great setting with a Cape Dutch style feel where the cars are housed. Nice reception atmosphere as well and the drive up through the gates is quite scenic

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Channel Islands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you are in Franscjhhoek this is a visit you should make, especially if you appreciate fine motor vehicles. It is as good a collection of rare vehicles as I have ever seen. I won't go into detail but I do recommend a visit. It is first class in some beautiful buildings on a wine estate. Please take your camera... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The cars are fantastic, but make sure you have the lunch which is equally enjoyable and great value for money.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Loved the Ferrari collection. I understand that cars rotate through and I was hoping to see more of the Mercedes collection. A great day out for the car enthusiast! There is a small cafe at the entrance but on the day we were there there was painting in progress and the fumes were high... so we passed. Next time.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Three large warehouses full of cars. The annoying part was that there was a blue tape around the cars. This was to prevent touching - this is understood. However it mean that one could not get good photographs without the blue tape in vision in all but a couple of cases. A bit disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This museum was splendid with a whole spectrum of cars over a historic range. An ideal venu for a photo with your favourite vehicle .

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Well run-excellent museum. This was recommended as a must visit and it was impressive. Exhibits were brilliant.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very neat setup, funny and interesting commentary to guide you along. Definitely something different and exclusive

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