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Cape Town Diamond Museum

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Address: Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 421 2488
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The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem,...

The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. Book in advance recommended.

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Such a wonderful experience!!

Thank you so much to our guide Roxanne for an informative and truly passionate tour of the Diamond Museum!!! The history was fascinating and learnt so much about the cut, clarity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Liz C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you so much to our guide Roxanne for an informative and truly passionate tour of the Diamond Museum!!! The history was fascinating and learnt so much about the cut, clarity, colour and carat of diamonds. Had an amazing hour and a half with Roxanne and would thiroughly recommend this tour whist in Cape Town.

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Ventnor City, NJ
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very informative. Dark displays and hard to understand the tour guide. More interested in selling jewelery.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting place to visit but it is truly a route to Shimawnsky's jewelry store. The guides are knowledgeable about the history of diamonds and they eventually show you the jewels you can buy. They do not pressure you to buy which is nice. If you do not end up looking at the jewelry at the store, the... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time with our guide, Heidy. It was great to see the different aspects of their process and learn the history. With all our comments and questions, the time went by fast and with much laughter.

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Missajo3, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're pleased that you had fun on the tour and hope that it was one of the highlights of your stay in Cape Town. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day in Cape Town and only some hours before heading to the airport we decided to go to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Great idea. It is conveniently located in V & A Waterfront, inside a small shopping mall near the Clock Tower. We were hosted by Shame Stygger, a passionate and very well informed person. She... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Nora2012_12, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Our tours are conducted on a private, one-on-one basis unless booked as part of a group. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. We do hope you will visit us again on... More 

Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is situated in the Clock Tower Shopping Centre. We arrived at 11.45 and were booked into a tour at 12.30 to allow time for a large group to visit first. It is only a small museum and the tour took about 20 minutes. We were shown around by a guide who took just the two of us. Best... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear MargotBirmingham, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you found the tour interesting. It was certainly our pleasure sharing our knowledge on the subject of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum... More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was so interesting and had no worries that we were no buying. Its free and if you have 45 minutes to spare whilst at the V&A Waterfront, worth avisit

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Alastair N, thank you for your review and recommendation to other travelers to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We trust you gained valued insight into the world of diamonds and their discovery in South Africa. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asked around for directions and reached the place which is located near the clock tower. We were told it is 50 rand per person and when we were taking out our card they told us we could pay later. The guide explained in detail about the complete history of the diamond business. We were allowed to click pictures but the... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Alanjoro, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are delighted that you found the tour informative and learned a great deal about diamonds. We do hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Altadena
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The exhibits at this museum help a visitor understand the incredible change and upheaval the discovery of diamonds (and gold) had on Afica. What is unique about this museum is seeing the skilled artisans cutting diamonds.

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Celinda P, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds, particularly the impact of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867. We do hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

All the lovely ladies....DO go here....Its gr8 info an the various types and categories of Diamonds...and yes if u wish...u can get one for urself....an hour is just sufficient for this place ....however...u can spend more...if u wish

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Thank Akshay G
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Akshay G, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Diamonds certainly are forever and we trust that you enjoyed our Diamond Experience Tour. We do hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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