Since 1973 the SA Air Force Museum has been the custodian of South Africa's military aviation heritage. Our legacy, dating back to 1920, is one worth preserving and we aim to showcase this legacy to the public through our world-class displays.

The South African Air Force Museum aims to collect, preserve, restore and exhibit aircraft and articles relevant to the air force and South African military aviation. All our exhibits are designed in a way which is inclusive, factually accurate and conveys context in a way which does not express judgment. A dedicated team of permanent force, citizen force and civilian members works tirelessly to achieve these objectives and to oversee the day-to-day running of the museum as well as its continuous improvement.

The SAAF Museum is free for all members of the public but donations are appreciated, with all donations going towards the running of the museum. Group and school visits are welcome. Contact your nearest branch to book your tour.


The SA Air Force Museum has three branches situated in Gauteng (Swartkop), Cape Town (Ysterplaat) and Port Elizabeth. All are open to the public and feature a wide range of displays. Click on one of the links to find out more about that branch.

Situated in Centurion on the SAAF's oldest air base Swartkop features dozens of static displays and hosts a monthly flying day with its fleet of historic craft.

Table Mountain provides the backdrop to this newly-renovated museum which is also the venue for the monthly ground run of the mighty Shackleton.

Located near the Port Elizabeth International Airport this gem is in the process of being upgraded, so keep checking back to see what's new.


Stay up to date with the latest news and upcoming events for all our branches via our live news feed.


Should you have any enquiries feel free to contact any of our branches directly, or use the form below.

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