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Top Destinations for Car Enthusiasts in Cape Town

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If you’re a petrolhead listen up! Our urban jungle has some gems that cater specifically to your love for all things automotive. Buckle up, we’re taking a joyride through some incredible spots!

Feast Your Eyes on Automotive Grandeur

Hazendal Classic Cars Showroom: Immerse yourself in automotive royalty at Hazendal Classic Cars. This isn’t just a showroom; it’s a curated collection of exquisite automobiles spanning different eras enclosed in a glass house.  Be prepared to be awestruck by yesteryear’s Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s and other prestigious machines that will leave you speechless. Book a table at one of Hazendal’s eateries for lunch and make a day of it.
Find out more about the collection here www.hazendal.co.za/classic-car-collection/.
Location: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch

Franschhoek Motor Museum: Take a trip down memory lane at the Franschhoek Motor Museum. This extensive collection houses a diverse range of vehicles, from vintage cars that hold historical significance to iconic motorsport machines that once roared on the track. This is a great stop to add on a weekend away in the winelands of Franschhoek. Booking a timeslot for your visit is essential. Visit www.fmm.co.za/ for costs and booking.
Location: R45, Franschhoek

Wijnland Auto Museum: Venture beyond the city centre and discover the Wijnland Auto Museum in Joostenbergvlakte on your way to Paarl on the N1. This hidden gem boasts an impressive collection that caters to various tastes, showcasing everything from muscle cars to elegant European automobiles. Standing in the doors of the showroom is a Ferrari and Lamborghini but there are many more super cars and even a heap of rusty ones. This auto museum is filled with character – it has all the charm for any  car enthusiast. These unique vehicles are also available for hire and for film production.
Go to wijnlandautomuseum.co.za/contact/ for more information.
Location: 60 Tarentaal Rd, Joostenberg Vlakte

Get Your Dose of Coffee and Cars

Crankshaft Café Classic Coffee Bar: Fuel your car passion (literally) at the Crankshaft Café. Nestled within Laude Classic Cars, this unique coffee bar offers a chance to indulge in a cup of joe while surrounded by stunning classic vehicles. Imagine sipping your latte while admiring a perfectly restored Porsche – an experience that blends automotive passion with a caffeine kick.
Location: 120 Buitengracht Street, City Centre

CRANKSHAFT LAUDE

Archive Automotive (near Wembley Square): Gearheads with a penchant for the super cars will find themselves at home at Archive Automotive. The location also serves as a storage space for these high end vehicles and can be hired for events while the coffee shop offers a unique experience combining a passion for coffee and cars. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee welcomes patrons while the menu features a variety of coffee beverages.  of So if you’re looking for a cozy spot to relax while listening to the sound of revving engines outside, this is the place for you.
Location: 5 Clare Street, Gardens

Archive Automotive

Wiggle Cape Town: Buckle up for an exhilarating ride at Wiggle Car Hire in the Cape Town City Centre. As visitors explore the selection of vehicles on offer, including sedans, SUVs and supercars, they can sip on a cup of coffee or freshly shucked oysters. If you need to catch up on emails or unwind, there are designated spaces just for that. Their Wiggle Wednesdays is a weekly event that showcases live bands, DJs spinning tunes, top-of-the-range supercars on display, and fascinating art on display.
Location: 61 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre

Wiggle Car Showroom

Ready, set, race

Killarney International Raceway: Car fanatics in Cape Town know there is no place like Killarney, rich in heritage and known for fun times, a day at the racetrack is wholesome family fun. From Drag racing, Robot racingand pro Motorsport experiences, it all happens here! On event days spectators can also look forward to numerous outlets around the facility serving hot snacks and cold beverages – as well as children’s play areas, For details on all upcoming events go to  wpmc.co.za/upcoming-events/.
Location: 6 Potsdam Road, Table View

Killarney International Raceway

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to explore online forums and car communities specific to your city. You’ll be surprised at the number of hidden gems and events that cater to car lovers, like Cars & Coffee meetups or even local car shows.

This city has a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Get out there, explore, and fuel your passion!

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