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Outeniqua Transport Museum

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Address: 2 Mission Road | George, George 6530, South Africa
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+27 44 801 8289
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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If you want to take the Powervan trip then make sure you book in advance as places are limited but it's well worth it and a reasonable R150pp. These are two original inspection... read more

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to take the Powervan trip then make sure you book in advance as places are limited but it's well worth it and a reasonable R150pp. These are two original inspection cars but only one has power so it's a push/pull arrangement. Seating is allocated on boarding to try and keep groups together - the non powered van... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a wonderful experience. The trains, aeroplanes, buses, cars all of it was just lovely. To think that it's all in one room is amazing. I learnt a lot from this historical museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great experience, a journey into a different era of transport and elegance. If you love trains, old cars, history and read adventure books as a kid, this is the place to visit. There's ample parking, and it's just off the main road, so it's easy to find. There are different exhibits that show different aspects of railway... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Either use it to avoid the sun or rain but don't miss out. Fabulous old rolling stock, great cafe and while there, book your train up the mountain

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Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to view the vintage cars but was super impressed by the other exhibits such as the old Railways busses and trucks - some unique to South Africa - some I remember so well from holidays spent in remote places in SA as a child. The trains were of less interest to me. The cars were average and there... More 

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Thank Geoffrey G
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South Africa railways are just like British Railways really. Lots of lines, closed due to economic perceptions, which could actually be very viable today. Learn all about them in this excellent museum, with many locos and carriages to explore. Also, a fine collection of classic cars!

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily spend an hour or two learning about the SA transport system and getting up close with some big locos. Book up for the 'power van' trip if you can a few days before so you can combine to two. With the trip and a good look round you'll need about 4 hours. Take some refreshments for when you are... More 

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Thank Clive J
Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Power Van up the mountain from here but found the museum very interesting too.Lots of locomotives and cars to see plus a huge working model railway set up.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat for any rail and car enthusiast. There are fabulous locks here that you don't see in England although that is where most of them originate. Beautiful carriages from the White train. Also houses the biggest HO gauge model railway layout in the Southern Hemisphere. A couple of hours spent here will not have Been wasted!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing all the steam locomotives was great.....loads of vintage cars to see owners are private so please don't touch. Great place

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