Go on an exciting guided surface tour of the working Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria. The tour lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and can be enjoyed all year round. After visiting the mine, you will get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond and jewelry shopping experience.
The Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones. It is also the world’s most important source of very rare blue diamonds.
Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds herald from Cullinan, and it continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship.
The tour was very interesting and well conducted. ... - jack vera.
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The tour was very interesting and well conducted.
Excellent surface tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Whilst you don't get to go underground, undertandably, it gives you a good feel for the general workings of the mine. The exhibits, videos and walkround help you fully understand the processes and appreciate the enormous efforts needed to extract those tiny gems. You also get to stand on the lip of the massive hole where the eponymous diamond was found. Well worth a visit.
my husband and I really enjoyed the tour. it was very interesting and we learned a lot. keep up your good work
Great guide, very knowledgeable and good sense of humour. Excellent value for money. We will definitely recommend Cullinan for a great day out.