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“Excellent collection of cars”

The Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LIMITED TIME SLOTS. 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.
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We made a special trip on the recommendation of a friend and were glad we did. This small, but very elite collection, has some rare cars and an emphasis on classic racing and touring cars which are immaculately presented. Each car stands on a white base with plenty of space around and the powerful lighting makes natural light photography easy. The staff are very pleasant and there is a small cafe for a convenient break in walking around the 4 buildings.

It would be improved even further in my opinion if some of the cars had their bonnets (hoods) up to show the engine and maybe some with doors open to show the interior.

Many museums have more cars than these but I doubt if any have so many cars in such good condition.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was surprised to find such a selection of fine cars in such a small museum. MacLaren F1 Supercar was particularly surprising. I would not make a specific trip just for the Museum, but there are plenty of nearby Farms and restaurants to justify a trip to the area....

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Wonderful collection of a very broad range of motorcars and the odd motorbike. Some very rare cars and all are in excellent condition and very well displayed. Each car has a relevant and well-written information stand beside it.

The museum itself is extremely well-kept and a great place to visit. Well worth a detour if you have any interest in motorcars.

1  Thank DublinEyeforDetail
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

A good outing for families with children and for all dads! There is a big collection of old and new cars and it is amazing to see the progress made over the years. The venue is clean and everything was kept in good order. 90 minutes should be sufficient time if you have a full programme.

2  Thank elmarie2
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

What an absolutely amazing museum with an astounding collection on view. Spent several hours here and still was unable to absorb everything. This is and absolute MUST for any enthusiast and a fine day out even for those with just a passsing interest in classic cars.

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