Guided tour

Pretoria: Cullinan Surface Diamond Mine Walking Tour

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6 reviews

Activity provider: Cullinan Tours

Pretoria: Cullinan Surface Diamond Mine Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cullinan Tours

From US$ 8.93 per person

Take part in a surface tour of the famous Cullinan mine, home to the world's largest diamond. Learn more about its rich history and see high-quality gemstones.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Tour a working diamond mine, renowned for its high-quality gem stones
  • Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable jewellery shopping experience
  • Learn about all the the processes and technology used in mining
Full description
Explore the Cullinan Diamond Mine on a guided surface tour and discover the source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones, as well as being 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 Cullinan orebody contains a major diamond resource of 195 Mcts, suggesting a potentially long life for the operation of +50 years. After visiting the mine, you will get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond and jewelry shopping experience.
  • Guided tour of the Cullinan diamond mine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You will be required to take a breathalyzer test before entering the mine. Customers who test positive for intoxication will not be allowed to enter
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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January 16, 2023

Very interesting and informative- would actually do it again. Guide was also awesome and friendly.

January 10, 2023

What an awesome experience. Our tour guide Rorisang was so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Would definitely recommend this to others

December 17, 2022

Product ID: 390044