South African Naval Museum
South African Naval Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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4.5
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tracey n
Poole, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I thoroughly enjoyed the Strike Craft exhibit as my Dad CPO Walter Jefferies did maintenance on the vessels at Simonstown and Bluff naval bases. My partner an offshore diving supervisor enjoyed the diving exhibit showing how naval divers pioneered the industry. Staff were friendly but I suggest checking loadshedding times as your access is restricted to the upper floor for visibility and safety.
Written April 3, 2024
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Jackie D
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Marc is absolutely fantastic. He has the warmest welcome and tells the best stories. The museum is so informative, insightful and mesmerizing. We absolutely loved the rich culture history and everything there was to see, read, hear and experience.
Written December 24, 2021
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Tara MacG
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Really interesting place, free to enter and a great way to spend an hour or two. Super friendly and helpful hosts. Anyone who has an interest in maritime or combat museums will enjoy this greatly.
Written September 4, 2022
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Wendy C
Johannesburg, South Africa252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We really were so impressed with this gorgeous museum. My husband did his military service in the South African Navy in Simonstown in 1972 and it was such a trip down memory lane for him to go back and visit in 2021. The exhibits are stunning and there is so much to learn and view. The place is impeccably kept and well preserved. We spent virtually the whole morning there and loved every minute. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend.
Written May 18, 2021
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gweru
cambridge20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Most impressive. A fascinating insight into both the naval and social history of South Africa. Exhibits range from the days of Nelson right up until the present. You can easily while away 2 to three hours here. And it’s free! All they ask is for a donation.
The staff we met were exceptionally knowledgeable helpful and professional. Can’t rate this place highly enough.
Written January 17, 2020
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WSR
Edmonton, Canada143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a worthwhile museum if you like military history and want to learn more about South Africa's navy. The focus of the museum is more on that country's involvement in the World Wars, but there is good information about the navy's operations following that period.
Written May 13, 2019
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Desmond Reddy
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great place with lots of interesting exhibits. Friendly staff at the reception to welcome you. No entry fee, but a donation would be appreciated. Thanks Mr Zeeman for the information and friendly talk!!
Written December 17, 2018
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Grant C
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
A quaint naval museum show casing South Africa's navy history. Some interesting parts and history of South African naval disasters.
Written May 21, 2018
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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Just up from the railway station, this is a must see Museum, well set out in 5 different parts of the building, the chapel is amazing, its free to get in, and they do allow photo's, but please leave a donation when you leave.
Written April 27, 2013
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Rossouw
Cape Town, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great exhibition
Very knowligable staff
The building the museum is in also has the old church in it that is still in use.
If you are ever in the region this is a must visit.
Written January 4, 2022
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