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South African National Museum of Military History

20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Treasure Trove for History Buffs

This one-of-a-kind museum, laid out in a tranquil garden setting, is a complete delight for anyone... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Heritage of the UNION DEFENCE FORCES 1940

Military history museum situated on 22 Erlworld Way in Randburg Johannesburg. Includes in its... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Jabu M
Nelspruit, South Africa
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This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s participation in large-scale conflicts.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This one-of-a-kind museum, laid out in a tranquil garden setting, is a complete delight for anyone interested in military history. Well maintained, neat and tidy, in true military style! The museum covers most of South Africa’s military history and contains valuable items, some of which...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Military history museum situated on 22 Erlworld Way in Randburg Johannesburg. Includes in its displays Aircrafts, weapons, vehicles, clothing and a host of other military collections and a library it is huge you need a few days to go through everything - It includes all...More

Thank Jabu M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been there on two occasions, and it was an exceptionally pleasant experience on both occasions

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

What a well maintained and interesting museum. Great exhibits, rich in history. Kids had lots of fun and got to see war machines of yesteryear.

Thank Lynton C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a truly world-class museum. Apart from the unique exhibits like the Messerschmidt ME262 and the G5 there are countless interesting exhibits that can't but be fascinating. The museum is a bit rambling, and can be a tad disjointed, but there has been a...More

Thank AfricanZombieHunter
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is one of the best kept museums in Gauteng and is well worth a visit, particularly if you have even a glancing interest in the wars involving South African forces. The museum complex adjoins the Johannesburg Zoo in Saxonwold, and looks out onto the...More

Thank Christo D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have taken a number of guests to this museum . It is very well situated and well maintained . It has a comprehensive set of exhibits that well represent the aspects of the countries military history - worth a visit

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I'm not a military man. My brother, my nephews and my son love it. Still, by the end I was really taken by the range of machines on display and the interesting supporting descriptions.

Thank robr590
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The museum has a fascinating collection of vehicles, planes and weaponry. Unfortunately it's not very well laid out and while I'd recommend the visit it could be so much better with a bit of organisation.

Thank mneylon
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This museum is a hidden treasure near the Johannesburg Zoo. I was not sure what to expect because of South Africa's troubled past with Apartheid. However, as a history buff, I was very happy to see the fighter planes from WW2. There are many interesting...More

Thank Ozymandias2000
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30 April 2017|
Response from Wellnessanne |
R40 for adults and R30 for children
5 April 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There is a small coffee shop that can do toasted sarmies and ice creams there. Also a collectibles shop if you are looking for that special momento.