Museums in South Africa
"Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum. The museum's collection exceeds 220 vehicles - ranging from a 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 m², and presented in chronological order."
Step into the realm of one man’s unyielding dedication and passion, where the spirit of the ride is immortalized across the ages. Museum stands as a testament to the commitment of sourcing, restoring, and showcasing classic rare memorabilia, providing a captivating glimpse into the rich history of motorcycling.
Rod Kinsey who, with Con Engelbrecht and Ken Sink, managed Classic Cars and Motorcycles in Margate for four years, has built a motor museum in a specially constructed barn on his family estate. Known as the Munster Motor Museum, the facility reflects his family’s lifelong passion and contribution to cars and motor racing.
Thomas River, named in 1801, takes its name from an English deserter, Thomas Bentley. Part of Van Der Kemps missionary, Bentley was killed by a poison Bushman Arrow while crossing the river, thus duly named Thomas River. The original train station, sited between the stone forts, dates from the late 1870’s with the new station coming into being in 1926. The station saw its last train in 1948 when the new line opened. Thomas River Historical Village, reborn in 2003, has been passionately restored by Jeff and Ann Sansom to take you back to yesteryear.