Franschhoek Motor Museum is a must-see South African venue. Showcasing over a 100 years of automotive history it caters to tourists, local families and motor enthusiasts alike. The museum’s collection exceeds 220 vehicles – such as the 1898 Beeston motor tricycle – with more than 80 exhibits that are available to view at any one time, displayed in four de-humidified halls with a total floor area of 2700 mÇ, and presented in chronological order.

With a unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins, Franschhoek, you can book a museum tour, have a snack at our deli, or take a tram ride to Anthonij Rupert Wines for a wine tasting.

We are open to the public!

For those intending to visit the Museum and in keeping with visitor convenience, we have opted to only accept electronic payments for bookings.

Book your visit online here.

Please note, no dogs are allowed onto the Estate.

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Our opening times are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 10h00 – 17h00 (last admittance 16h00)
Saturday – Sunday: 10h00 – 16h00 (Last admittance 15h00)
Public Holidays: 10h00 – 16h00 (Last admittance 15h00)

Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day

Franschhoek Motor Museum reserves the right to close the museum without notice. Should the Museum have to be closed, booked tickets will be postponed or refunded accordingly.


Mercedes-Benz W21

The W21 series was introduced in Berlin in February 1933 and was in production for three years. Designed by ex-Benz & Cie CEO Hans Nibel. Numerous body styles were offered on two wheelbases. Three-speed plus overdrive gearbox. This car is one of the first to be imported to SA.

Top Speed

95 km/h


4-speed manual


30 kW at 3 600 r/min


1 961 CC Inline-6



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