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Address: Forest Hill Drive | Southdene, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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Interesting museum

A trip to the South African Air Force Museum is probably best suited to the military aircraft enthusiast.

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We paid a visit to the museum that accepts donation so entrance is free. What an experience to see such a neat and well kept display of aircraft from way back when.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A trip to the South African Air Force Museum is probably best suited to the military aircraft enthusiast.

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Thank HES664
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great experience, Take your time going through the museum and just enjoy it. Lots of history to be learnt and a lot of "artifacts' to look at

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Thank X4966NWgaryb
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I visited the Port Elizabeth SAAF Museum whilst visiting PE in November 2016. We received a very friendly welcome and found the entire experience very enlightening. The highlight was undoubtably spending half an hour on their Flightsim. Well worth a visit when in OS.

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Thank Aubrey C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a wonderful Air Force museum run on shoe string due to lack of proper funding but Captian Mark Kellbrick and his staff have down great things on a very limited budget and for anyone interested in aviation it is must visit in Port Elizabeth.

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Secunda, South Africa
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We learnt so much while visiting this museum. Its a bit tired looking and could do with a bit of a revamp, but otherwise the things on display were great and its definitely worth the trip. We wish we had known to book in advance about the flight simulator, but we will be back to book a session for that!

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Thank AndreaKT
South Africa
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We spent an informative hour here, there is plenty to hold the interest of most people from the aircraft & memorabilia to the letters written to families informing them of missing relatives - very sad! Would have spent longer only not enough to hold the attention of young children.

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Thank LyndylooSouthAfrica
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We recently attended the Port Elizabeth Bi Annual Airshow held at the Air Force Museum. The children loved seeing the Mirage jet plane as well as the helicopter. the museum has done well to preserve our military aviation history and they are currently busy with various restoration projects in their hanger. You can get a bite to eat and also... More 

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Thank Carl H
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

As a 22 year veteran of the RAF it was intriguing to see how things were on the other side of the world. Very dedicated gentlemen were very chatty. Lots to see and appreciate, needs funds to help keep it open so dig deep.

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Thank SW416
Vigo, Spain
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The enthusiast will find plenty to hold the interest here though more general visitors might be disappointed. I recommend engaging with the volunteer looking after the exhibits. His enthusiasm and depth of knowledge really made for a very enjoyable visit. I think an hour will cover this visit comfortably.

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