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Franschhoek Motor Museum

The private vintage car collection of billionaire Johann Rupert makes for one of the most peculiar museums in Cape Town, and for anyone interested in the triumphs of modern man over the last
100 years or so, an eye-opening and exciting way to spend at least an
hour. With well over 220 vehicles, ranging from the pre-fin de siecle Beeston motorized tricycle to the Ferrari Enzo, a supercar built in 2003, this is ,  Guided tours happen during the week, but at weekends you can explore the museum on your own, which means you lose out on the storytelling, but get to spend as long as you like ogling the technology. There are all manner of notable, exotic, and even bizarre vehicles spanning the antique, veteran, vintage and post-vintage periods. One of the more intriguing specimens is an indigenous car known as the Protea Protea, manufactured in 1957: only 20 were produced, and although it could reach 136kmph, it didn’t turn out to be financially viable. Only 80 cars can be displayed at any given time, and the exhibition, which occupies four massive dehumidified halls, is rotated periodically.

L'Ormarins Wine Estate, Groot Drakenstein Road (R45), Franschhoek,
+27 21 874 9000
Opening Times
10am-4pm Tues-Fri; 10am- 3pm Sat-Sun
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