South African Air Force Museum

South African Air Force Museum

The Port Elizabeth branch of the South African Air Force Museum houses an interesting and varied collection of exhibits covering the full period of the SAAF's existence.

The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic jet fighter, two of the world famous Harvard trainers amongst others, and the oldest surviving jet fighter in South Africa. There are ongoing restoration projects undertaken at the museum, by a team of dedicated enthusiasts, who are members of the Friends of the SAAF Museum. There is also a display of aircraft memorabilia, together with a fine collection of models and pictures in the main exhibition hall. Interested aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to actually view the restoration work being carried out in a restored World War 2 hangar.

Other artifacts and displays at the South African Air Force Museum include a Sperry searchlight mirror and generator, various plane engines, VHF radio transmitters, impressive model airplane displays, an ejection seat display, various aviation artworks, photo displays of airmen, information on various WW ll aircraft, anti-aircraft gunnery training practice lines, and an assortment of missiles

A gift shop selling books, models and posters is also housed in the museum, and operates on weekends, gathering all profits to assist the Museum. Refreshments and restroom facilities are also available, as well as facilities for the handicapped, which include special parking and ramps

SAAF Museum location: south side of the Port Elizabeth Airport.
Museum hours: Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00.
For more information call (041) 505 1295

Accommodation Near South African Air Force Museum

Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.6km North West of South African Air Force Museum

5-3rd Avenue Guesthouse, located in the garden suburb of Walmer, is the closest of any form of accommodation to PE airport. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation in 8 private rooms each with own kitchenette and shower-en-suite.

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Treetops Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.7km North West of South African Air Force Museum

The Treetops Guest House is situated in the tranquil garden suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Treetops offers a variety of affordable spacious accommodation in Port Elizabeth, whether you are an overseas tourist, a family group or visiting on business,

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The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.7km North of South African Air Force Museum

THE Maegan Cherie B&B Consists of 5 rooms. All rooms (suites) are en-suite, with either Shower/bath combination, basin and toilet or shower, basin and toilet.

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Sleeps: 19 in 8 units/rooms

Amani Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.9km North West of South African Air Force Museum

Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens.

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African Sands Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.4km North East of South African Air Force Museum

Our guesthouse is stylishly decorated and has 6 bedrooms, two of which have interleading doors to make a family unit. These two have full kitchenettes. All have en suite bathrooms, self catering facilities, private entrances

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Lalapanzi Guest Lodge

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.7km North East of South African Air Force Museum

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge is a purpose built guest house which offers upmarket self catering accommodation with a B&B option in the very sought-after beachfront suburb of Humewood in the city of Port Elizabeth.

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Millard Crescent Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

3.0km North East of South African Air Force Museum

Millard Crescent Guest House offers comfortable and secure 3-star accommodation.

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Gardenview Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

3.3km West of South African Air Force Museum

Gardenview Guest House is situated in the leafy Port Elizabeth suburb of Walmer, in a quiet cul-de-sac. The guest house is centrally located, close to Port Elizabeth International Airport, shopping centres, restaurants, movie houses and sporting facilitie

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African Aquila Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

3.3km West of South African Air Force Museum

African Aquila Lodge takes its name from the majestic African Eagle and is a 5 unit self catering establishment - an ideal getaway for families and long term corporate clients. African Aquila is ideally located in the beautiful garden suburb of Walmer..

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