AutoPavilion. Place of cars and legends
AutoPavilion. Place of cars and legends

About us

Visiting the home of the Volkswagen Group South Africa in Uitenhage offers both a nostalgic trip into the heritage of this beloved brand and an exciting glimpse into the future of vehicle technologies.

The AutoPavilion is the on-site automotive museum and expo centre situated at the Volkswagen Factory in Uitenhage. A popular destination for school trips, family outings and motoring enthusiasts, its experiential displays and driving simulators demonstrate how aspects such as solar power, GPS, fuel-saving technologies and vehicle safety features work.

It is also home to a show-stopping collection of around 50 unforgettable vehicles, including the only Volkswagen XL1 hybrid concept car
in South Africa!

The oldest in the fleet is a 1938 DKW F-5 Reichklasse, while the Beetles are a perennial favourite with visitors.
You can meet Jan, a 1949 Beetle – the oldest original Beetle in South Africa, and Matti – the last to roll off the local production line in 1979.

Enjoy over 80 years of automotive history – from early Studebakers to the iconic Citi Golf; the original “hippie wagon”, the Kombi; and
the Audi S1 Sport Quattro, which changed the face of rally driving in South Africa.

Opening times:
AutoPavilion – Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
First Saturday of every month, 10am to 1pm.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance is R10 for adults and R5 for children under 16 and pensioners.

Next to VWSA's main entrance, 103 Algoa Rd, Uitenhage | Tel: 041 994 5941 | Fax: 041 996 6093 |
GPS: 103 Algoa Rd, Uitenhage, South Africa