SAS Assegaai Submarine Tour


SAS Assegaai Submarine Tour is a guided tour of a decommissioned Daphne Class submarine of the South African Navy, now serving as a museum run by enthusiasts, with the aim of educating and promoting technology and the sciences amongst the youth. It aims to give visitors the opportunity to experience life in a submarine with its’ perfectly preserved interiors and expertly guided tours.

Tour groups of up to ten persons (twelve in the case of four minors included in the group) are taken through the interior of the boat by an experienced volunteer guides.  The guides provide a commentary on each compartment, all equipment, life aboard and how the boat operates.  A maximum of 3 tour groups are  normally aboard at any time although provision can be made for schools or other organized groups in the case of advance bookings.

NB: entrance via vertical steel ladder requires basic fitness. Ensure that children do not fiddle with switches or equipment.

Venue: Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town
Time: Daily summer (Dec- June): 10am – 2.30pm | Daily winter (July – Nov) : Weekdays: 11.30am – 2pm Weekends: 10.30am -2.30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: R 0 per person (R 25 for children under 12 years old)
Tel:   021 786 5243



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  1. Some weeks ago we took our kids (5 and 3 year olds) on a visit to the SAS ASSEGAAI submarine. It was so interesting! It was and adventure for all to see it from the inside and the former crew were amazing at telling us the purpose of every lever, gadget or area in the sub with colourful stories and anecdotes. They didn’t leave any question unanswered!
    I recommend it to anybody in search of a different activity to do on the weekend.
    And congratulations on all the people who make it possible for their effort in maintaining a part of history.

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