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The White River Motor Museum is situated in White River in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

The Museum is situated at the Castlebridge Lifestyle Centre which is an impressive 3 tier building with 2000 square metres of floor space. Here visitors can view over 60 vehicles on exhibition where some of the oldest vehicles on display are from 1911, which is just after the introduction of the automobile. Petrol heads and automobile buffs can ogle elegant designs from a bygone era, including the “horseless carriage” and other major draw cards like MG’s, Model T Fords and The Swift.

The exhibition forms part of the Local History Museum which is also available to visitors for an overview of the towns past and the Centre itself is a must for visitors with restaurants, movies and art galleries to visit.

Things to do and see

  • 7-Seater Packard Phaeton
  • A Whillys Overland
  • 1929 Austin Seven
  • 1936 Jaguar SS100
  • Shopping (part of Castlebridge Centre)
  • Restaurants & Coffee Shops (part of Castlebridge Centre)
  • Spa & Wellness Centre (part of Castlebridge Centre)
  • Conference Venue


Monday – Friday: 09h00 to 16h30

Saturday & Sunday: 09h00 to 16h00

Closed on Christmas Day & New Years’ Day

An admission fee is charged. Please contact the museum directly to confirm prices.


White River experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 17˚C and 29˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 23˚C.


There are Domestic flights into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on a daily basis. Car rental companies are available for easy access around the area and it will take approximately 19 minutes (15.5 km) from the Airport to White River along the R538.

Road trips from Johannesburg to White River will take approximately three and a half hours (358 km) via the N12 and N4 Routes.

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