The SA Navy Festival is around the corner

It is that time of the year, for the much anticipated Navy Festival.

The “People’s Navy” will once again open its doors from 16 to 18 March 2012 to the public to visit and experience the naval environment first-hand during its annual Navy Festival held in the East Dockyard in Simon’s Town.


Members of the public enjoying Tug Rides in the Harbour

A new and exciting edition to the festival this year is the diving demonstration by one of the submarines in the harbour.  This will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival, for the public to have this rare opportunity to see how one of our submarines submerges under the water.

The entrance to the Festival is FREE:



Beautiful and disciplined sailors looking smart with public enjoying every step taken

The SA Navy Precision Drill Squad showcasing their skilful drill work

Some of the Festival attractions in the “tested and tried programme” which caters for all include:

  • Ships and Submarines open to the public

  • Tug Rides in the harbour

  • Arena events such as the Gun Run, Mast Displays, Fire Fighting Competition, Dog Show, SA Navy and Sea Cadets Precision Drills, SA Navy and Izivunguvungu Youth Bands

  • Anti – Piracy display by the Maritime Reaction Squadron

  • Lynx & Oryx Helicopters Display

  • Live Cannon Firing

  • South African Navy Diving Display

  • Silver Falcons

  • Coca Cola SA Navy Talent Show (Open to the public and lots of prizes to be won! Entry forms are available here)

  • Special Forces and SANAD Gun Display

  • Stalls and Exhibitions

  • Jumping Castles and a Tea Garden

  • Kiddies’ funfare and water balls (these will be charged for).



The Coca-Cola Talent Show being the highlight event for youngsters as the sailors and civilians display what they have

The streets of Simon's Towns witnessing the amazing look of the sailors

Here are some of the events that can be of high interest to the public and media, in addition to the general Festival.

16 Mar

20:00

SA Navy Band Concert at Main Area

17 Mar

09:00

Right of Entry Parade through Simon’s Town

17 Mar

20:00

Night Gunnery Shoot from Lower North Gun Battery

18 Mar

08:00 – 09:00

SA Navy Remembrance Day Parade, Fleet Command HQ

18 Mar

17:20 - 18:00

Retreat Ceremony, East Dockyard, Arena area

Come and experience naval tradition and culture at its best!!! Bring your family and friends...........