Things To Do in UitenhageThe VW AutoPavilion
Where? Algoa Rd, Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth
When? Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h00
First Saturday of every month from 10h00 to 13h00
How? Call +27 (0)41 994-5941
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Uitenhage is a tiny town, but is the famous home of the Volkswagen plant, which churns out these vehicles at an impressive rate. This small epicentre plays an integral role in putting the Eastern Cape on the international commercial map.
The AutoPavilion is dubbed The Place of Cars and Legends. This museum was opened in 2004 and acts as a heritage centre, providing visitors a sneak peek into the history and evolution of Volkswagen; as a vehicle, a company and a brand.
The AutoPavilion is the only automobile discovery centre in all of Africa, and one of only five in the entire world. This heritage centre is modern, complete with high-tech equipment and interactive displays.
These displays include prototypes, unique vehicles, record-breaking cars, quizzes, and more. This makes it ideal for young and old alike.
The architecture of the AutoPavilion is not to be ignored. In fact, it has been featured for this reason alone in a number of architectural publications. The combination of its state-of-the-art design and tasteful décor makes for a world-class motor appreciation centre.