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Address: 21 East Naval Dockyard Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 5243
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SA Navy Museum Submarine

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I read about the SAS Assegaai on Facebook and we decided to do a family visit. The arrangements to get to the submarine is really good from Jubilee Square. It was such a great... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
IsabelleBrett
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I read about the SAS Assegaai on Facebook and we decided to do a family visit. The arrangements to get to the submarine is really good from Jubilee Square. It was such a great experience for our Teenage son and tween daughter. The "Captain" was so knowledgeable about "all things submarine". We had a great experience, one that you wouldn't... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Please note that the SAS Assegaai is in dry dock for repairs as it was leaking. Expected back in service as a museum late 2017

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Thank oliviac949
Simon's Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were treated to an authentic account of life aboard one of South Africa's first submarines - by someone who'd "been there - done that". What a great experience! Bring all the kids interested in physics, mathematics, engineering..... even catering! It's all there.

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Thank DavidJWolfaardt
Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wow, this place has everything! We were impressed by the full helicopter inside, the submarine, and so many other things. And the staff at the front were so welcoming and had a wealth of information to share! Very interesting.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It's not often you get a chance to experience what life must have been like on a submarine. The tour guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Even our 5 and 7 year old boys had a great time.

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Thank 1saintgp
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Not sure if this is still open to the public, so I would check with the Simons Town Navy office first. This was an active hunter submarine in the SA Navy from the 70's until 2003 and did war time duty on the Angolan Coast during the Angolan Border War. It's a really special piece of history and the subs... More 

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Thank Jo S
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2015

It was nice going back through time and learning about the history of the SA Navy and the dockyard. It also brought back fond memories of my time spent there in the early seventies.

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Thank Frostypwg
Fish Hoek, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Most knowledgeable guides, who actually served on the submarine. They have wonderful stories about times aboard the submarine. Fascinating trip trough history.

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Thank Pierre R
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

What a superb hour spent with Shaun. The kids loved the stories and we all became more aware of the hardships of living beneath the sea for long stretches of time. The sub is about to have some cosmetic surgery so we were lucky to see her before her upgrade. Don't hesitate to visit when she is back in action.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

It was a great experience seeing the Assegaai and being inside. With many family members being part of SF and working with the Submariners, it was amazing to finally put some pieces together on how they all worked in tiny spaces. Absolutely worth it trip at a great price. Shaun was a great guide with an obvious love for what... More 

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