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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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Epic trains of days gone by... a trip down memory lane.

My wife and I decided to go have a look on a very wet rainy day and we were not disappointed. Everything is under cover and the locomotives are well maintained!! Some of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clinton W
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Centurion, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I decided to go have a look on a very wet rainy day and we were not disappointed. Everything is under cover and the locomotives are well maintained!! Some of the trains you can climb into the engine room whilst others you can only view. Great collection of privately owned motor cars which I have never seen... More 

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Thank Clinton W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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158 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After having heard wonderful things about this museum, we opted to make an afternoon of it and were completely enthralled. One doesn't expect much from the modest exterior of the building but as you step in, the sheer size of the museum and all the different exhibits ranging from old steam engines, to model trains and vintage cars, completely enthrall... More 

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Secunda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the under roof Transport Museum in George. There is a restaurant for light meals in a train saloon. Although the fog was very thick, we still enjoyed the two and a half hour ride on the Outeniqua Powervan. The tour guide was very friendly and inform us of the different tunnels, waterfalls and roads that we passed and... More 

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Thank Elize B
George, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spirit of years gone by is palpable as you enter this amazing and exciting place. There is so much to see...trains and railway memorabilia of another time in History. We hosted a National Business Congress in the great halls of the Museum and the experiences of the attending delegates are still being shared.

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Thank GeorgeChamber
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the museum after asking for directions (not well signposted). Very cheap entry fee and if you visit on Wednesday or Saturday the model railway is open. Lots of old Steam engines, carriages and a large display of old cars. Clean Toilets but a poor cafe.

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Thank John T
George, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good time enjoy the powervan and cars nice for kids under roofarea clean and well kept will go again

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Thank Ilse B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was included with out ticket for a trip up the pass on the power van. I was amazed at how big it was and the size and variety of some of the exhibits. Not particularly a transport buff but I think if you are going to take a trip on the power van it is worth building in... More 

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Thank Paul H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Power Car ride up George peak is super interesting with the most amazing views. Our guide was very well informed about everything from history to the fauna and flora. The museum itself has an extensive array to view and is also really interesting! Well worth a visit.

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Thank Margie B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

All sorts of means of transport here including the royal train from 1947. We spent a couple of hours here on a wet afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. There's a nice little cafe in a railway carriage.

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Thank jacki M
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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