The Franschhoek Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

L’Ormarins Estate is the magnificent venue for this impressive collection of vintage vehicles.

Even if you’re not a Top Gear, type, it’s hard not to be utterly impressed by the magnificent collection of vintage cars, motorcycles and bicycles – all in mint condition – on show at this museum. Every car has a fascinating story, like the 1928 Bugatti 35B Type, for example. This open-top beauty, which won the first-ever Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, was owned by Prince Louis Napoleon of France. It remained hidden in Switzerland during World War II before passing through the hands of several wealthy owners, after which it was shipped to America where it remained for 20 years. In 1971 the car moved to Britain and exhibited at the Bugatti Trust Museum at Prescott. Daimler, Ferrari, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo are some of the other brands on display.

While you’re in the area, hop on a free tram and do a wine-tasting on the neighbouring Antonij Rupert Wyne farm.


R45 Franschhoek Western Cape


021 874 9002