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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
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... more » 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. « less
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Paarl, South Africa, the manager of our B&B recommended The Franschoek Motor Museum. What a great suggestion. The collection is contained in four massive buildings. We saw automobiles we had never seen before. They were all beautifully maintained and displayed. It's a car enthusiast's dream. Then we took the trolly ride through the property where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Amazing cars, beautiful place. I would go back with more people to see and experience the history of motor sport and how it all began.

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Hartbeestpoort 0216
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is truly an amazing place to visit. i will certainly visit again as the cars are rotated every six months and different cars can be viewed with each visit.

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Cape Town
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited the FMM today. The cars were absolutely amazing! I started going through the museum with my clients and after I walked through the first building I decided to go back to the reception area to make some calls and check emails. I had no reception on my cell phone so asked the lady if they had Wifi. The... More

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I indulged my husband by going to this exhibition, and boy, excuse the pun, was I impressed. Loved it. The old cars are awesome and the newer cars stunning and timeless classics. This reminded my of bit of the Clive Cussler Novels... Dirk Pitt and his famous collection! There red line of 10 Ferraris was just plain sexy. I would... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have any appreciation for cars then you can't miss this one! There are 4 warehouses full of cars that are rotated with other ones in more (inaccessible) warehouses of the private owner. There are cars from all era's, from the historics to the super cars and not to mention how many rare collectors items there are! Expect to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is definitely the perfect place for any car enthusiast. There are multiple halls with a wide variety of cars on display - from the old to the new. The grounds make this a beautiful spot to visit and is a Father's Day favourite (where Dads get free entry). One thing to keep in mind though, is that the display... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The cars (and bicycles) are housed in 4 buildings on very impressive grounds. The buildings and grounds are exceptionally well maintained. The cars themselves sit on white boards with very good lighting. Everything is spotless including the cars which are in mint condition. It is very well worth the entrance fee and a reminiscing chat in the coffee shop afterwards... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was a very nice experience to have gone here even for someone who is not a 'car person' there cars are in Immaculate condition... Although my other half who is totally and utterly a 'car person' was a bit disappointed that he could get closer to the cars ( to look inside and underneath) as he says he would... More

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Mtubatuba, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For all car enthusiasts this is a must. The range of vehicles on display in one place is incredible and the venue is excellent.

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