The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

South African Museums and Societies

South African Military History Society

Ditsong (South African) National Military History Museum

South African Air Force Museum

South African Maritime Museum

S.A. Naval Museum

Museum of the Boer Republics

Castle Military Museum

Chavonnes Battery Museum
We offer specialized Social and Military History Tours of the V&A Waterfront, the Castle of Good Hope and greater Cape Town.

Open 7 days a week 9am to 4pm

Physical address - Nedbank Building (Opposite Nelson Mandela gateway to Robben Island) Clock Tower, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town (follow the cannons)

For comprehensive information on KwaZulu Natalís Battlefields Route, visit their official website

Dundee Museum

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Ladysmith Historical Society

Lichtenburg Museum

McGregor Museum

Port Shepstone Maritime Museum

Simon's Town Museum

Street Address:

Postal Address: Directions: Take main road to Simon's Town, via Fish Hoek or Ou Kaapse Weg. Court Road is the second turning Left, after the Simon's Town Station. The Simon's Town Museum is situated next to St Francis Church.

Telephone: 021-786-3046
Fax: 021-786-2391

Hours of opening: Monday to Friday: 9h00 - 16h00
Saturday: 10h00 - 13h00
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11h00 - 15h00

Brief history: The Simon's Town Museum was established in 1977 by the Simon's Town Historical Society (Friends of the Simon's Town Museum) to collect and preserve the history of the Simon's Town community, past and present, with emphasis on its immense diversity of origins, cultures and religions and to highlight the significant role played by the Simon's Town community in maritime and global history and their connections to the VOC; Royal Navy and other nations around the world.

* Cultural diversity and origins of the Simon's Town people
* Devastation of our community through the Group Areas Act
* Cur links to international history and the slave trade

Some of our Exhibitions:
The People of Simon's Town
The Anglo-Boer Prisoner-of-War Camp
Simon's Town's Participation in the World Wars
The Royal Navy in Simon's Town
The Just Nuisance Story
The Slave Cells

SA Council for Military Veterans Organisations (CMVO)

The Reserve Force Council is a parliamentary statutory body established in the Defence Act to represent the Reserve Forces in the SANDF.


South African National Archives

Records of births deaths and property ownership in general plus some military service records before about 1913.

SA War Graves Records

 South African War Graves (SA Heritage Resources Agency)

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (South Africa)

MIBISA (Military Burials In South Africa) Archive Project

South African War Graves Project

The Boksburg Historical Association

SA Military Service Records

Individual soldier's service records

SA Legion

War Games association

South African Arms & Ammunition Collectors Association

Genealogical Society of South Africa

International Sites with SA interests