Current Notice   Media Release: The South African Navy will not host Navy Festival In 2018

The South African Navy wishes to announce that it will not host its annual flagship event, Navy Festival, for the year 2018. More information here...

 19 March 2018   Gunnery Firing Warning

There will be a Gunnery Firing Exercise at Lower North Battery from:

19 March 2018: 08:30 - 15:30
20 March 2018: 12:30 - 15:30
21 March 2018: No Firing (Public Holiday)
22 - 23 March 2018: 08:00 - 15:30

Pet owners are advised to take precautionary measures.

 13 March 2018   Indian Navy Vessel TARINI Crew and Support Staff Pays a Courtesy Call to Flag Officer Fleet

The Indian Naval Vessel (INSV) TARINI entered Cape Town V&A Waterfront, South Africa on 2 March 2018 during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe after 187 days out at sea...

 08 March 2018   One hundred and eighty seven days, six women on a global adventure

An exciting journey drew to an end as a six female crew members of the Indian Navy entered the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on Friday 2 March 2018...


 22 February 2018   The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Task Group in South African water

On Monday, 19 February 2018, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Task Group; PLAN HAIKOU (D171) - a Luyang II Class type 052C Destroyer vessel, YUEYANG (F575) - a Jiangakai Class type 054A Frigate Vessel, PLAN QINGHAIHU (A885) - a Komandam Fedko Altay Class Replenishment Oiler came alongside at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa for a port call...

 19 February 2018   Useful Social Media Links 

We have updated our Links Page to include useful SANDF Social Media links...

 02 February 2018   Cape Town welcomes French Naval Ship FNS NIVôSE to its port

The French Naval vessel FNS NIVôSE arrived at V&A Waterfront Cape Town on 24 January 2018 for a port call. This was an informal visit from the

French Navy with the main objective to maintain the SA Navy’s international relationship with France and to enhance the existing  relationship between the two countries ...

 25 January 2018   SAN Careers - Military Skills Development System 2019

The application form for Combat, Engineering, Technical and Support applicants for 2019 is available here...

Closing date: 28 February 2018

 24 January 2018   Wanted - Museum Gunners

The SA Naval Museum is keen to recruit a new generation of volunteers to maintain its historic Rifled Muzzle Loader Cannon, situated at Middle North Battery.


 17 January 2018   Holidays at the SA Naval Museum: 2017-2018

Cape Town and Simon’s Town remain a popular holiday destination for many people. Conveniently situated on the tourism route, the Naval Museum benefits from this influx of tourists, most of them making their way to the penguins at Boulders or on a scenic rendezvous with Cape Point...

 13 December 2017   Exercise OXIDE 2017: Draw to a conclusion with a Training Phase and Live Exercise Phase

Exercise OXIDE came to a conclusion on Wednesday, 06 December 2017. The Exercise consisted of two phases: a Training Phase and Live Exercise Phase...


 06 December 2017   SANDF Participates in the 2017 DSTV Mitchell’s Plain Festival

Men and women from the South African National Defence Force put on a massive and magnificent military display for all to enjoy at the DSTV Mitchells Plain Festival held at Westridge Gardens...


 05 December 2017   Hout Bay International School visit the Naval Museum

The Hout Bay International School paid a visit to the SAN Museum..


 29 November 2017   EXERCISE OXIDE 2017: SANDF contingent arrive in La Reunion

On Friday 24 November 2017 the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) contingent participating in Exercise OXIDE 2017 arrived in La Reunion...


 20 November 2017   EXERCISE OXIDE 2017: The importance of a sound security plan

SAS AMATOLA, a South African Navy frigate, departed Simon’s Town harbour on Thursday, 16 November 2017. The warship, skippered by Captain (South African Navy) C. Gwala, left for Exercise OXIDE 2017 held in La Reunion...






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