Location: Wijnland Auto Museum, Cape Town – South Africa Reason why: It’s the perfect stop along the way to the Cape Town wine region, even if you’re not a gearhead.
Mood: A melancholy trip down memory lane on a cloudy day.
Styling: Kaki parkas and light raincoats in technical materials will keep you dry, while the all-over prints will keep the mood up.
Welcome to the Cape wine country!
Fertile soils and a Mediterranean climate are all you need to cultivate the best grapes in South Africa. Take a road trip along the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, enjoying the expansive valleys and stop off at dozens of wineries for a few tastings.
Facts about the automotive museum
The Wijnland Auto Museum has the largest collection of classic and vintage vehicles in South Africa, from the 1926 Ford Model T to the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo e-gear.
There are loads of hidden gems among the rusty wrecks in the car graveyard that will be as good as new after some restoration. For example, they’ve still got a DeSoto Airflow just waiting to be pimped.
There’s a story behind each of the three hundred vehicles in the museum: most of them have made appearances in movies, photo shoots, and advertising spots.
Owner Les Boshoff has a barn full of parts that he uses to convert right-steering cars to left-steering for a film set.