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Ysterplaat Airforce Museum is SA’s second largest military aviation museum. Situated in Milnerton, the Museum is a stone’s throw from Cape Town city centre.

This SAAF Satellite Museum in Ysterplaat displays a collection of aircraft that covers the full period of the SAAF’s existence, its operational activities as well as military and civil aviation in the Cape. Not only are there displays showing aircraft, weapons, engines and uniforms but also smaller displays of Royal Flying Corps memorabilia.

This museum houses a fascinating recording of the history of aviation in South Africa and has collected original records and articles of historical significance which are all on display alongside the main attractions, the aircraft.

Things to do and see

  • History of SA Aviation Exhibit
  • Military Aircraft Exhibits
  • Aviation Uniform Exhibits
  • Aviation Library
  • Weapons Exhibits
  • Royal Flying Corps Memorabilia
  • Astra Café


All visitors, local and international, must have their Identity Documents with them to visit the Museum as it is located on an active Airforce Base.

The line-up of aircraft or opening times of Airforce Museums on an active Airforce Base can always change and although tours are offered for Hanger 4, it is closed on weekdays when the base is operational.

Please contact the museum to confirm opening times and entrance fee, before visiting

Find Us

From the N1 City Road or Black River Parkway M5), take the Milnerton off-ramp and proceed onto Koeberg Road. Continue up Koeberg Road until the traffic lights and turn right into Piet Grobler Street. The Museum is situated inside Ysterplaat Air Force Base

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