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The Franschhoek Motor Museum

Address: P.O. Box 435 | L'Ormarins, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 874 9000
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Franschhoek
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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South of England
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174 reviews 174 reviews
41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit even if you're not a car buff!! The selection of cars on view are incredible and the staff knowledgeable about the collection. Take your camera as you will want to take lots of pictures. A lovely find

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Sutton Coldfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing car collection housed in several buildings in the most beautiful landscaped grounds. Although primarily on the itinerary for my husband, I also found it interesting and enjoyable. Well worth a visit.

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Port Louis Mauritius
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Being owner of three museums in Mauritius, I wish to share the hard work of the founder of this motor museum: Mr Anton Ruppert. My god, this man, I'm sure has passed through so many roads battling against himself or others to set up such a big collection. He may have been a rich man. But his passion must have... More 

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huddersfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Completely over the top in quality of cars and buildings.Must be owned by God or Croesus.How does any one person achieve this!!!

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UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have no interest whatsoever in cars so I was pleasantly surprised when we visited this motor museum and really enjoyed my visit. Lovely cars to see and photograph if you wanted to, all on display in large hangars. It wasn't too busy so you could spend as long as you wanted without feeling you had to move on to... More 

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Cape Town
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Even if you're not especially interested in cars this place is amazing. And if you are ... well, you're in for a treat. I've been several times and they rotate the cars so it's different each time. Some cars are to drool over, others merely fascinating.

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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband returned from touring the four large hangars with his mouth open! Many classic rare cars in perfect condition that he had never seen "in the flesh". I was able to wait in a comfortable air-conditioned seating area with comfy couches. Little coffee shop/light lunch spot on site, which we did not use, so cannot comment on quality there.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

80 cars always on display out of over 220 in the collection. Beautifully restored and maintained with some unique gems. Beaulieu eat your heart out!

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Kloof, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a gem of a collection - not to be missed! The café service was poor and the meal was just average. The cars were exceptional.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Easy accessible for all the 4 main show rooms. You need to travel around the main building, as there are steps to avoid to travel to the showrooms. A bit of overgrown bushes on the wheelchair path, not indicated though, but friendly staff will show you the way. Have a laugh at the "wheelchair parking" - the bay is exactly... More 

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