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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fantastic museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
KBM22013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 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 22 January 2017 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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Thank BigDrom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great we really enjoyed we took the power van and it was fantastic all the way up the Outeniqua pass and then a picnic what a beautiful view.And all the trains and dinning cars on view were really a blast from the past fantastic

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Thank Leon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great collection of so many huge steam locomotives, vintage cars and assorted vehicle. All exhibits offered some information but not too much...loved the interiors of the carriages too. 40 rand per person!!! Bargain! Also, you can take the power van from here...and have a coffee and snack. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood

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Thank Gillian M
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Well curated, family friendly museum. Plenty of trains for littlies (and grown ups) to climb onto and be photographed. Model trains and aeroplanes. Classic cars on show ( though you definitely are not allowed to touch these). Charming cafe and tuck-shop housed in a vintage dining car - friendly staff. A must-visit attraction, good for sunny or rainy days.

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Thank ShannonAnnaPK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

As we were on an organised tour and were taking the power van into the mountains our time looking around the museum was too short. Another couple of hours were needed. Particularly enjoyed seeing the Royal train plus a whole host of cars in excellent condition. Some we could remember which made us feel our age!! Don't miss this museum... More 

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Thank JaR1983
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Did not know what to expect when we went there, but was really very pleasantly surprised. My son especially like the couple of trains you could climb onto. When you are visiting you must take the Power Van up the mountain.

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Thank Hano S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited the transport museum which was absolutely awesome in all respects ... but the dive, one cannot call it a restaurant or even a diner, where we ordered lunch was the pits. It is inside the museum in a railway dining saloon. Well four of us sat down to lunch but when ordering a drink the watron informed us that... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a great museum. The exhibits are interesting and there is a lot to see. We enjoyed the train and model trains. Our 2-year old son loved it. Definitely worth the entry fee charged.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I went with a little apprehension as not really into trains etc. But I thoroughly enjoyed the visit! Was very interesting and could easily have stayed longer than the hour and a half we were there. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced too.

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