Categories:Attractions (Off the Beaten Track), Science & Technology, and Tours / Sightseeing
Come and see the cars of the past and the technology of the future. The AutoPavilion captures Volkswagen’s legacy with state-of-the-art technology. From cars that chronicle the past to an exciting look at the future, be taken on an epic expedition as you venture through the Place of Cars and Legends.
The AutoPavilion, Place of Cars and Legends, first opened doors in 2004, the result of a need for a modern, state-of-the art heritage centre to replace the existing museum that housed the Company’s old vehicles.
The multi-million rand attraction is unique as it is the only automobile discovery centre on the continent and only the fifth worldwide.
Volkswagen of South Africa’s high-tech, interactive expo and heritage centre takes you on a full-throttle journey from concept to classic, laser to legend, with the cars that defined the past and inspire the future.
Featuring state of the art technology and unprecedented interactivity, the AutoPavilion in Uitenhage proudly showcases the evolution of the VW brand from the very first Beetle to the contemporary passenger and sports cars of today. Travel the world in an interactive “movie studio” Beetle complete with green screen technology, rub shoulders with icons of yesteryear such as Herbie or South Africa’s oldest kombi, or simply watch in amazement as a car(sliced by a laser) folds in half. With amazing special effects and stunning interactive displays, the AutoPavilion provides the ultimate in edutainment.
From Port Elizabeth International Airport take Allister Miller Dr,
Head north and take the M4, N2, R367 and R75 to Algoa Rd in Uitenhage
you will see the AutoPavilion on 103 Algoa Road