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South African Naval Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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I was amassed at the history and equipment on show. Well done. And something every South African... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence C
Friendly and Informative

We visited the museum as my son insisted on spending the time to do so. It was an interesting hour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benoni, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amassed at the history and equipment on show. Well done. And something every South African can be proud of

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum as my son insisted on spending the time to do so. It was an interesting hour and a half that we spent. Very friendly reception and good displays of the history of the South African Navy. Pity that the authorities do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank marcilsa
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Our host, Bill is an ex navy diver and showed us this very informative small museum. Great to have the personal input and reminiscences. Free to enter with voluntary donations. Image of Bill with his diving suit, number 9! A lot of steps, many with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day spent with Conrad at the Naval Museum. Today museums in Cape Town became fun. With quizzes and prizes and a Navy discovery room to play in. The children were 100% entertained , engaged and well cared for. From the smallest child...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Traveler837025
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Very nice experience and learned allot about the history of Simon's town ,very knowledgeable staff and helpful a must visit for all tourist

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited the naval museum & was a very interesting experience. The exhibits were real & you got a full rundown of history from the place. If you a maritime enthusiast this is definitely the place for you to visit! 👍🏻

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kyle J
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Loved going through each exhibit and learning more about South Africa's naval history and how the navy is still functioning today. My favorite exhibit was on the SWANS; the ladies of the navy during WW2.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 468ilzeb
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

A rainy spring day on holiday in Simonstown led us to this little gem. So interesting and interactive. We thought it would take half an hr and we ended up staying for around 2 hrs. Grown ups, 21yr Olds and 8 yr equally enthralled. No...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Adventurer820270
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I agree with earlier reviewers that this is well worth a visit. I'd add that the place is a warren and we found the most interesting part to be the section right across from the way in (before you turn to the reception desk). Nonetheless...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmdeep
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very well laid out and fantastically interesting museum. Full history of the SA Navy and super informative. Displays are well done and well laid out.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank AlistairG83
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Terry M
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Response from Judelle D | Reviewed this property |
It would be best if you contacted them directly as I cannot remember the finer details! SA Naval Museum, Private Bag X1, Simonstown, 7995, South Africa. Hope that helps!