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 – ranging from an 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a 2003 Ferrari Enzo supercar – and more than 80 exhibits will be on 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, strictly with prior online booking only.

Due to revised Covid regulations, online bookings are essential for visiting the Museum from 16 January onward. NO WALK-IN’S will be accepted onto the L’Ormarins estate.

In keeping with social distancing and COVID-19 regulations for visitor safety, we therefore only accept electronic payments with online bookings. 

Slots are limited daily, book yours here.

We’re open for extended Summertime hours until 31 January 2021:

Monday – Friday: 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday – Sunday: 10h00 – 16h00

Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day

Franschhoek Motor Museum reserves the right to close the museum without notice, in accordance with Covid-19 regulations. 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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