Holidays at the SA Naval Museum: 2017-2018
Article and photos by: Cdr L. Steyn OiC SA
and Simonís 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.
December and January holidays therefore, yielded a large
number of visitors to the SA Naval Museum in Simonís
The Super Lynx helicopter doing aerial surveillance
during the Live Exercise phase
It could have
been significantly better, if was not for the
non-operational railway commuter service between
Fishhoek and Simonís Town, which draws a lot of casual
pedestrian visitors to Simonís Town. During the early
part of the holidays we saw a lot of holiday visitors,
not just from the inland provinces, but also from
abroad, especially the United Kingdom. It was however
most encouraging to see local Capetonians visit during
the last few weeks, and with that many of our own Naval
personnel with their families..
amount of visitors that came to the SA Naval Museum
during the holiday season amounted to 3078, which is on
par with last yearís total. The busiest day of the
holidays was Thursday the 28th of December, when the
museum personnel had their hands full with the 322
visitors that came through the gate. Feedback and
comments were very positive, as reflected in the
visitorsí book and on the TripAdvisor website.
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