Simons Town

About South African Naval Museum

Come and enjoy the maritime magnificence at the South African Naval Museum in Simons Town. Take a tour of the floating museum, enjoy the experience of a lifetime and discover how submariners live and work in these close quarters.

The SAS Assegaai submarine was attained in France in the 1970’s and was a Daphne’ Class submarine which was decommissioned in 2003 and became the star attraction of the South African Naval Museum. The land based museum has outstanding displays exhibiting weapons, charts, medals, uniforms, naval equipment and photographs used throughout history by the Natal Volunteer Reserves, Cape Colony Reserves and in the South African Navy.

Expect to learn a lot, be fascinated and in awe of the battles faced, the victories won, the defeats endured and gain an insight into what navy life was and is like for the sailors serving the country.

Need to Know

WhereSt Georges Street, Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town

WhenMuseum hours: 10h00 to 16h00 daily.
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.
The SAS Assegaai operates between 10h30 and 15h00 from December to June, and between 11h30 and 14h30 from July to November.
Submarine tours run seven days a week. Bookings can be made at the HGTS office at Simon’s Town Station or the Stadco office on Jubilee Square.

How muchPrices on request.

TelephoneMuseum: +27 (0)21 787-4686 | SAS Assegaai: +27 (0)21 786-5243

OvernightThe closest town is Simons Town, in Cape Town

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