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Really a fab place to visit when you come from overseas beautiful jewelry to choose from and a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Lots of fun

Kids love finding various gem stones and the addition of the Putt Putt is a brilliant idea. Great... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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2520 Dido Valley Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Really a fab place to visit when you come from overseas beautiful jewelry to choose from and a stone pit that you can pick up and choose your own precious stones to take back home...you can also marvel at how a rock could have such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RosemaryAnneR1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Kids love finding various gem stones and the addition of the Putt Putt is a brilliant idea. Great family fun

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AlistairG83
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve played cave golf at the Scratch Patch at V&A (which I thought was awesome) and thought the Simon’s Town one would be identical, but it was actually so much better and my 8-year-old son LOVED it! And of course the shops are amazing with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We visited 25 years ago and lived it then but now it is still amazing. Very cool for children of any age and we enjoyed it as well. It is very clean and a lovely place to be. We would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Northdene
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This is such a lovely activity to do with young children. My 3 absolutely loved it. Searching for their favourite stones and getting to keep them. You can also see a working factory, a museum and craft shop. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and i have recently become very interested in gemstones and as mineral world is only about 10 minutes from my house we decided to pay a visit. This is somewhere i wiuld bring my own kids when they were small and it was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank suebN7415UY
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic, we took out 4 year old and 9 year old here and they could believe their eyes ! You can rummage though loads of really precious stones from so many countries across the globe ! You can purchase different size bags...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ross G
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went with the little one and grand parents. Nice way for a family to spend some time together. Very peaceful inside and there is a 18 hole putt-putt glow course with glow in the dark which was quite fun.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GrantB1249
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A fun place for all ages. We enjoyed the cave golf. If you have small kids they will love the scratch patch. Food didn't look appealing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bonnie v
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Definitely plan a stop at the Mineral World, it was a real eye opener for us. The turning is right where they are building the new shopping Center on the main road - currently a construction site. We spent hours browsing in the shop which...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Coincut | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol I don't mind assisting, i know the scratch patch doesn't do it themselves, however I would be glad to help as we do not stay too far from there.