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Franschhoek Museums

Huguenot Museum
The most famous museum of Franschhoek is the Huguenot museum where the story of the French origin is told. Around 1562 a movement of Protestants who opposed the Roman Catholic faith originated in France, at that time the only permitted religion. Many of these followers of Calvin were persecuted and murdered. Later, under the reign of other kings the Protestant faith was more tolerated though not all Frenchmen agree. Then in 1685, when King Louis XIV took the throne, the Protestant faith was again banned and the persecution of the Protestant Huguenots was arrested again. Many of them fled away from France, including to South Africa where the Dutch colonists prevailed. Franschhoek has clear visible traces of the Huguenots and the South African wine culture originated there.

Hours: Monday / Saturday 09:00-17:00 and on Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00.

Franschhoek Motor Museum
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors the opportunity to see the history of the car in South Africa. A unique collection of cars, motorbikes and bicycles can be seen in the museum with an area of ​​2700 square meters. The collection ranges from a tricycle from the year 1898 to a Ferrari Enzo in 2003. A must-see for the car lovers!

Opening hours: Mon / Fri 10:00-17:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-16:00. Last admission is one hour before closing.

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