The South African Naval Museum is a part of the South African Navy and is staffed by Naval Personnel and civilian volunteers. A major exhibit of the museum’s is the SAS Assegaai, a Daphné class submarine. It is the first and only former SA Navy submarine to have been converted into a museum ship. It is open to the public for guided tours by former submariners. The SA Navy Museum is housed in, and around, the original Dockyard Storehouse which, from 1810 when the Royal Navy moved its headquarters from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, was extended to become the three-storey building it is today.
Venue: South African Naval Museum, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
Opening times: Mon – Sun 9.30am to 3.30pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)