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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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great place to get a history of diamonds in SA

We were very fortunate to get a private tour. No-one else was around. Whilw the tour doesn't last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BDL999_12
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Burlington, Canada
The Story behind the gems

Learn the entire background story about diamonds and how they come to be. See gems unavailable in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sbtbless
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate to get a private tour. No-one else was around. Whilw the tour doesn't last long it is steeped in the history of diamond mining in SA and also showed many of the worlds largest diamonds albeit copies. You can see how...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear BDL999_12, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're thrilled that you learned so much about diamonds. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn the entire background story about diamonds and how they come to be. See gems unavailable in any other settingMore

Thank sbtbless
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sbtbless, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and learning about the history of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is actually quite short, though there is good general information on some of the worlds largest diamonds. The showroom with the real gems was good with no pressure to buy. Unless your a lover of diamonds and plan on spending a few thousand...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear johnshelleyb, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on a Diamond Experience Tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour with Heidi and another lady really impressive showroom with no pressure to purchase though I was bought a dancing tanzanite wishbone pendant which is absolutely beautiful 😊More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear j0yj57, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Musuem. We are very pleased to hear Heidi made your experience an unforgettable one and that they were able to assist you in finding the perfect jewellery piece. We trust you will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum during a rainy day although we had to make an appointment and call back later the staff are extremely nice and the museum is interesting seeing all about the diamonds and how they are made unfortunately due to the late hour...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ianrK1230YJ, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour informative and it certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. Congratulations on your tanzanite purchase, we hope it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great activity if you have a rainy day or even on a warm one! This is located right by the waterfront and can be made into a fairly quick stop. Its free to enter and from the moment you walk up, the...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Braden L, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truth is , i expected it to be only a commercial tour about the company and its diamonds. But it was completely different, it was way more than that. Heidi, showed us around on a 20 +min tour. And showed the history of the diamond,...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joep v, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you and we're thrilled you learned so much about the diamond industry....More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I did this diamond tour whilst killing some time before going on the Robben Island tour. It was really informative and interesting to learn not only about the history of diamond mining in South Africa but also about how diamonds are cut and the different...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear benji_prosser, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that we were able to give you some history on diamonds in South Africa. It certainly was our pleasure to...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

It was a very wet day in CT and we decided as a family and friends party of 9 to visit the museum. It is very well organised, allowing visitors to see stones being cut, polished and set, following a brief walk through some history....More

Thank Hemingway470
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hemingway470, thank you very much for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that we were able to give you some history on diamonds in South Africa on a rainy...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

such a lovely and unique experience which i highly recommend to any one who visits cape town i totally loved it

Thank RamsaySh
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear RamsaySh, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and we thank you for recommending it to future visitors. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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