Forts and Bases








Every Special Forces base outside the main Regimental bases is referred to as a “Fort” after a longstanding South African Special Forces tradition.


Even a spot of open bush can be called a Fort if Special Forces personnel will be staying in that particular location for any length of time.


The operational forts were:

The training forts were:

Current forts in use by the SA Special Forces Association:

  • Fort Zwartkop - Pretoria
  • Fort Hunter - Johannesburg
  • Fort KwaZulu - Durban
  • Fort Good Hope - Cape Town
  • Fort Phantom - International

New fort under construction in Pretoria East



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Updated 2015.12.20