SANDF – 5 SPECIAL FORCES REGIMENT
5 Special Forces Regiment is based in Phalaborwa in the east of the northern Limpopo Province.
It was established in Durban in 1976, with a sojourn at Duku Duku in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The unit moved into its present lines, near the Kruger National Park, in 1980. It’s post-2002 structure provides for two operational commandos and a training wing.
It specializes in overland operations, mainly long-range infiltration, intelligence gathering and airborne operations.