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“Hidden Gem!”

Cape Town Diamond Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was a wonderful little experience! It is a bit hidden, but well worth the R50. They give you a brief diamond history, then give you a lot of the history of diamonds being discovered in South Africa. They have replicas showing the process of cutting and polishing a diamond, and also have replicas of world famous pieces. The best part was the end, where you get to walk past a series of windows and watch the diamond process. You see people doing cutting, polishing, setting, and many other tasks. This was well worth the visit!

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi Dustin B

Thank you for taking the time to visit us at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed the experience and we hope you gained a wealth of knowledge on the wonderful world of diamonds.

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

It's a very interessting museum especially if you don't know much about diamants. although a bit rushy (don't expect to much time for your own questions). give it a try...

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Hopplageorge

Thank you for taking the time to review the Cape Town Diamond Museum. While we strive to offer an exceptional educational diamond tour that is tailored to each individual / group, we are sorry to hear that you felt the tour was rushed. We will endeavour to allow more time for questions during the tour going forward. Please feel free to contact us via our contact form on our website and we will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding diamonds.

Kind regards
The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is interesting to see and get yourself educated on the diamonds. The location is perfect too...

Thank ChiefExplorers
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Sachinbansal

We appreciate your feedback on your recent tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are pleased to read that you found the tour interesting and that you have gained more knowledge on the wonderful world of diamonds.

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I think I have learnt so much from this short but really informative visit - Ms Styger is such an excellent guide: her enthusiasm is infectious! Its only 5 minutes walk away from the main V&A shops, and it opens every day till 9pm, so its a great option to get away from the malls for a bit!

Thank zicko123
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Zicko123

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on Trip Advisor.

We appreciate the positive feedback and we are very happy to hear that you found the tour informative.

We will be sure to pass your lovely compliment on to Ms Styger.

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The Shimansky Team

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

I definitely know more about diamonds now than I did before I went there.
Recomended.
You can go for free by simply downloading an entry voucher from their website!

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Rose, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are pleased you found the tour to be informative and enjoyed sharing our knowledge on the fascinating world of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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