"Following the government's guidelines and directives around COVID-19, the SA Air Force Museum has decided to open the Museum to the public. 
Museum will open on 01 October 2020.
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Please take note:

  • No masks, no entry.
  • Hand sanitising at the gate is compulsory.
  • Temperature checks is compulsory.
  • Social distancing is compulsory.
  • There will be no group visits, school visits, or any other group activities until further notice.
  • Museum is only open to individual visits, for now. 


The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum houses its main branch at Air Force Base Swartkop where various historical artefacts of the SAAF are displayed in both static and flying conditions. The Museum also has branches at Air Force Station Port Elizabeth and Air Force Base Ysterplaat. The SAAF Museum is an integral part of safeguarding the collective heritage and history of the SAAF.

The purpose of the SAAF Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit articles and records pertaining to the heritage and traditions of the SAAF and military aviation associated therewith.

Through various initiatives, such as the SAAF Museum Airshow, it strives to generate interest and educate the general public, particularly the youth, in military aviation.

Finally, the SAAF Museum undertakes research into, accumulates and disseminates information and knowledge relating to the history and traditions of the SAAF.

Please note, that this website, saafmuseum.com, is the official SAAF Museum website.