Though South Africa can’t boast the large number of museums that some other countries can, there are a number of hidden gems that are only really known to those seriously interested in classics in South Africa. We’re listing the mainstream and more informal collections here. Let us know on if you know of any others.



Phone: 041 994 5941

Address: VWSA Main Entrance, Algoa Road, Uitenhage

Open: Weekdays (08:30-16:00), first Saturday of the month (10:00-13:00). Closed on weekends and public holidays

Cost: R5 for adults, R2 for children under 16 and pensioners

For more info e-mail:

James Hall Museum of Transport


Phone: 011 435 9718 or 011 435 9485

Address: Pioneer’s Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle

Open: Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00 to 17:00

Cost: Entry is free, but a donation is welcome

For more info e-mail: and

Franschhoek Motor Museum

Website: (for a gallery of the cars following our own visit, click here)

Address: L’Ormarins farm outside Franschhoek

Phone: 021-874-9000

Open: Mon to Fri – 10:00 to 17:00, Sat & Sun – 10:00 to 16:00

Cost: around R70 per person

For more info e-mail:

White River History and Motor Museum

Castlebridge Farm, White River, Mpumalanga

013 750 2196

Mon to Fri – 09:00-16:30

Sat & Sun – 09:00-16:00

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