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“Vintage cars from around the world!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Franschhoek Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum
P.O. Box 435 | L'Ormarins, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 874 9000
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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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Vintage cars from around the world!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a live auto museum, meaning you can get a ride in some of the vintage autos. There are four buildings in addition to the reception center and cafe (which also sells wine in this wine region). Each building has a fabulous display of vintage autos sorted by manufacturer with makers from Europe and the US. The collection changes periodically as part of the collection goes on tour and other autos return from tour. This venue is worth an hour or two of your time.

Visited June 2013
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“A trip into motoring history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were a bit undecided as to whether we should visit the museum, as for a family of four and a ticket price of R60 per person, we were weighing up buying that amount of chocolates in Franschhoek or viewing old cars.
We viewed the old (and some not so old) cars and were not disappointed.
Even my wife enjoyed seeing a wide array of cars, from the 1900's to the 2000's, including some fancy looking sports cars.
The boys had fun too and were not bored.
There are four buildings which house about 20 cars each and there are another 20 cars that are not on display, either being shown elsewhere or being restored.
The venue is great and there is a coffee shop and wines available for any bored wives or daughters.

Visited June 2013
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Langebaan, South Africa
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“Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was a really amazing experience they have some of the real iconic cars in the museum. Any car lovers dream.

Visited June 2013
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“If you like cars..............”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It was OK but I preferred gazing at the TB brood mares around the estate !! Had to go with car mad friend - But lovely anyway

Visited February 2013
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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“What a collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Walking in to a moto museum in South Africa one is a bit worried about what they paying for! Once you enter the displays you will be mesmerized! This must be one of the greatest car collections in the world for public viewing!

Weather you like modern super cars or older cars with racing pedigree or even just classics its all here for you! My personal favourites were the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Ford GT40.

Visited January 2013
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