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Super interesting

Visiting this decommissioned submarine was a great outing for my son and I. Very informative talk... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Simon's Town, South Africa
an educational opportunity

Well worth the visit. Any naval history buff, quite simply should not miss it. Take the children... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 Aug 2018
“Super interesting”
22 May 2018
“an educational opportunity”
SA Navy Museum Submarine
21 Naval Dockyard East Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 5243
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visiting this decommissioned submarine was a great outing for my son and I. Very informative talk and history of the sub well covered. Super interesting to learn how submariners lived.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AliGib78
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Well worth the visit. Any naval history buff, quite simply should not miss it. Take the children, they will love it. Round it off with a trip out to the submarine, if that is still possible.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AndrewBHM40
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The submarine is no longer open to the public due to internal wrangling within the SA Navy. There appears to be no date for the reopening

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Glen123 K
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I read about the SAS Assegaai on Facebook and we decided to do a family visit. The arrangements to get to the submarine is really good from Jubilee Square. It was such a great experience for our Teenage son and tween daughter. The "Captain" was...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank IsabelleBrett
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Please note that the SAS Assegaai is in dry dock for repairs as it was leaking. Expected back in service as a museum late 2017

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank oliviac949
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were treated to an authentic account of life aboard one of South Africa's first submarines - by someone who'd "been there - done that". What a great experience! Bring all the kids interested in physics, mathematics, engineering..... even catering! It's all there.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank DavidJWolfaardt
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wow, this place has everything! We were impressed by the full helicopter inside, the submarine, and so many other things. And the staff at the front were so welcoming and had a wealth of information to share! Very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 345lindsays
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It's not often you get a chance to experience what life must have been like on a submarine. The tour guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Even our 5 and 7 year old boys had a great time.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank 1saintgp
Reviewed 1 October 2015

It was nice going back through time and learning about the history of the SA Navy and the dockyard. It also brought back fond memories of my time spent there in the early seventies.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Frostypwg
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Most knowledgeable guides, who actually served on the submarine. They have wonderful stories about times aboard the submarine. Fascinating trip trough history.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Pierre R
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24 August 2016|
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Response from Jo S | Reviewed this property |
As far as i know the submarine is currently out of the water, not sure if they are still doing the tours inside of the sub.