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2024 Takes Flight at Ysterplaat: South African Air Force Museum Welcomes All to a Day of Aviation Adventure

Michael Hawthorne

CAPE TOWN — The South African Air Force Museum at Ysterplaat is gearing up for an exciting start to 2024 with an open invitation to the public. From next Saturday, January 13th, the museum will be welcoming visitors, especially those on school holidays, to experience an up-close and personal encounter with the rich history of aviation.

Whether you’re a budding pilot, a bucket list enthusiast, or simply seeking an enjoyable outing for the family, the South African Air Force Museum promises an unforgettable experience. The doors will swing open at 8 am, and the aviation adventure will continue until 1 pm, with the last tour to the impressive hangar of the big boys departing around 12 noon.

“We’re the best place to be this coming Saturday. If you’ve run out of ideas for keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays, look no further. Let us, the Friends, the volunteers, woo you with a day filled with awe and excitement.”

Visitors can explore the museum’s incredible aircraft collection, delving into the rich history and significance of each piece. From iconic planes to historic memorabilia, the South African Air Force Museum offers a unique opportunity to connect with the nation’s aviation heritage.

To satisfy appetites, the museum provides an array of snacks, refreshments, and even adult beverages for those looking to make it a memorable day out. And, of course, the renowned boerewors rolls will be available to please the taste buds of all attendees.

“We’ve got something for everyone. Come on, Cape Town! Let us be your destination this Saturday. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

For added convenience, card facilities are available, ensuring a hassle-free experience for all visitors. So mark your calendars and make your way to the South African Air Force Museum at Ysterplaat on January 13th for a day of aviation, exploration, and family fun. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the rich legacy of the South African Air Force and create lasting memories.



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