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South African National Museum of Military History

20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Good for a quick visit to check out some military hardware.

Interesting small indoor/outdoor museum if you are interested in checking out military hardware... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Unique and well maintained selection

The museum spans a relatively small area (as museums go) but is jam packed with a wide assortment... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s participation in large-scale conflicts.
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  • Average6%
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Interesting small indoor/outdoor museum if you are interested in checking out military hardware. Right next to the Zoo.

Thank Onamulunga
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The museum spans a relatively small area (as museums go) but is jam packed with a wide assortment of military paraphernalia! Everything is well maintained and well documented, offering interesting insights into previous armed conflicts.

Thank LenMarais
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was staying with my sister and she lives close to the museum so we walked there. I was very impressed with the museum and its contents. Everything was clearly labelled from the largest item to the smallest items in the glass cabinets. We spent...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

10/10!!!Excellent and unique content with a large variety of rare and unique aircraft on display as well as vehicles.This museum is very high on the list of places I would recommend to visit to anyone visiting South Africa...Heaven for any aircraft or wartime enthusiast...Be sure...More

Thank Pierre v
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Been there for meetings and as a visitor to the meetings on a number of occasions. Spotlessly clean and an excellent display of military memorabelia.

Thank tonybX5621NX
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We visited the Museum in July 2016, with an American couple who we hosted in Jhb for a few days, they were both ex Colonels in the US Air Force, they were very impressed, both avid Military Historians, stated this was one of the best...More

Thank jandmtav
Reviewed 31 October 2016

In 1947, after World War II, the Ditsong National Museum of Military History was opened by Field Marshal Jan Smuts. The museum commemorate South Africa's role in that war in support of the Allied Forces, Subsequently it has expanded to include all military conflicts in...More

Thank NeelsNel
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 boys there and they loved all the old army tanks and airoplanes and they even had a mini market to buy souvenirs. It was great!

Thank Bernz2009
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A user friendly, very well laid out and maintained exhibitions covering numerous battles and wars. Absolutely first class

Thank rosspaulak
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Whilst not dwelling on the false glories of war, the museum has a great collection of the equipment and tools used during the conflicts of WW1, WW2 and other African conflicts. From planes to tanks, artillery to hand weapons the collection is a thought provoking...More

Thank Bob B
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30 April 2017|
Response from Wellnessanne |
R40 for adults and R30 for children
5 April 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There is a small coffee shop that can do toasted sarmies and ice creams there. Also a collectibles shop if you are looking for that special momento.