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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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Love the Tour But Forget the Bargains

This was one of the Capetown stops on our S. African tour. It was interesting to see the history... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Sally J
Interesting and informative

A short walk from the waterfront and a pleasant visit. You get a glass of wine, and the usual sales... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
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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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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was one of the Capetown stops on our S. African tour. It was interesting to see the history of diamond mining in South Africa and the diamonds on display were beautiful! After the tour, we (of course) went into the showroom to see the...More

Thank Sally J
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear SallyJ, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're so pleased that you loved the diamond experience tour and it certainly was our pleasure hosting you. Enjoy the perfume, we trust it will bring fond memories of your South...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

A short walk from the waterfront and a pleasant visit. You get a glass of wine, and the usual sales pitch at the end, but not a hard sell.

Thank opticook
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Opticook, thank you for your review. We're delighted that you found the diamond experience tour to be interesting and informative; and look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 9 January 2016

This tour gives you the history of the diamond mining in South Africa. You see the whole process from rough diamond to a gleaming gem. The staff are all very knowledgable and helpful. If you are interested in diamonds it's worth a visit.

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Kathryn L, it was a pleasure hosting you on your recent Cape Town Diamond Museum Team. We're happy to learn that you found the tour interesting and our diamond experts knowledgeable and helpful. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 8 January 2016

My husband and I had visited this attraction before but this time we were a group of six. The tour is extremely interesting and the history of diamond mining was well explained. There were free glasses of wine, water and juice and the opportunity to...More

Thank akay07
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Akay07, thank you for returning to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. It was our pleasure sharing the magical world of diamonds with you for a second time. The world of diamonds is fascinating with so much information on the past and present to share,...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

Based in the clock tower at the Waterfront. (Easy to find) A short and sweet tour of how diamonds are manufactured and where they come from. The staff are very professional and look so smart, I booked via email but we were running late after...More

Thank Lana L
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Lana L, thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're pleased that you enjoyed the diamond experience tour and hope that you left with a greater appreciation for the world's most desired gem. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 27 December 2015

Very professional and friendly staff was leading us through the exhibtion of the diamonds. The process from checking the rough diamonds for inclusions to cutting to polishing was explained and illustrated. Unfortunately we visited museum during a public holiday when the workers were off. Otherwise...More

Thank WulfHeuschen
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear WulfHeuschen, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure hosting you on the tour and w're pleased that you found the tour to be educational. We do hope...More

Reviewed 12 December 2015

This Museum is run by one of the largest diamond producers in SA. The tours are conducted by very professional staff and a the end of the tour you will have a chance to look thru a loop to see the special cut that this...More

Thank Gerri S
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Dear Gerri S, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and sharing your experience. We're pleased to read that you enjoyed the diamond tour and enjoyed sharing our passion for the subject with you. We do hope to welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Walk through, air conditioned lasting 30 minutes. Facility also serves as factory for commercial sales. History of Cape Town area mine and men who influenced Cape Town. Description of diamond grading and history of cutting with current methods seen in practice. Show room at end...More

Thank John S
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Dear John S, thank you for your review and recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased to have shared our expertise and knowledge on the worlds most precious gem with you. Regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Went to the diamond museum, very interesting the information about the diamonds and history of the stones, not a very big museum though it was big enough, recommend going earlier during the day as you see the factory on way to jewellery shop. Went there...More

Thank Raighne H
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Dear Raighne H, thank you for your recent visit to the Museum and the time taken to share your review. We're pleased that you enjoyed the diamond tour and found it interesting. We do hope to welcome you back to the Cape Town Diamond Museum...More

Reviewed 14 November 2015

You can find a coupon and its free. I don't think I would of been happy if I paid for it but it was a nice free attraction. Our lady was very knowledgeable and it was fun to talk to a local. Of course the...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Dear BibiandNini, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased that you enjoyed the personal interaction. The purpose of Diamond Museum is to share our expertise and appreciation of diamonds with you. A vast...More

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