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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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 3 April 2024
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Neels Kleynhans
Wellington, South Africa444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Positives: Very friendly welcome by staff, Free entry, lots of interesting displays, lots of interesting reading.

Negatives: Not pram / wheelchair friendly.

Time Spend: 1 Hour
Written 5 January 2024
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Binty12
Cape Town208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Definitely worth a visit - there s a lot of wonderfully interesting stuff here. It will keep you fascinated for a couple of hours.
Written 10 January 2023
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Amy G
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
No fee to enter only a donation is asked of you. Not a massive museum but there are multiple exhibits with lots to see. It was very quiet when I visited, I didn't see a soul.
Written 20 November 2022
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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 4 September 2022
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Corne L
Bellville, South Africa223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Great museum with beautiful model ships, etc and real objects with a naval background. Free entrance!
Written 28 May 2022
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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 4 January 2022
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Odette Barnard
Bloemfontein, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Excellent display of South African Naval history. No entrance fee but a donation is well deserved. Staff is very friendly.
Written 29 December 2021
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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 24 December 2021
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Rob
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
I last visited the Museum 20 years ago and since then it has improved a great deal thanks to those determined to see the rich history of our navy preserved despite opposition from some quarters to dilute or destroy it. The exhibit is extensive, informative and nicely laid out. It is refreshing to encounter some real history in a time when young South Africans are generally unaware that South Africa has a long and interesting history besides * apartheid*.
Written 21 December 2021
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