South African Naval Museum
Located in historical Simon’s Town, the South African Naval Museum is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in maritime history.
The museum's extensive collection boasts uniforms, medals, weapons, charts, photographs and naval equipment displays that span the history of the South African Navy and its antecedents, the Cape Colony and Natal Volunteer Reserves.
The museum also hosts Africa’s first exhibit on board a submarine. The SAS Assegaai is a Daphné-class submarine acquired from France in the 1970s, which was decommissioned as a working submarine in 2003 and currently serves as a floating museum. Visitors are guided through the submarine by experienced submariners, who provide a fascinating glimpse into life aboard these vessels.
SA Naval Museum
Telephone: +27 (0)21 787 4686
Museum hours: 10h00 to 16h00 daily. (Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.)
Bookings: +27 (0)21 786 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAS Assegaai operates between 10h30 and 15h00 from December to June, and between 11h30 and 14h30 from July to November. Submarine tours run seven days a week. Bookings can be made at the HGTS office at Simon’s Town Station or the Stadco office on Jubilee Square.
- Phone: 021 787 4635
- Website: http://www.simonstown.com/navalmuseum/index.htm
- Physical Address: In the original Naval dockyard. Access from St George’s Street, Simon's Town.
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