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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
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+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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Was able to get a one to one tour here and was very pleased with what I saw and was told. A worthwhile visit

Reviewed 1 week ago
HeatherandDoug
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Ballymena, United Kingdom

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was informative, but very politically correct. There was no talk of the racism and violence that I am sure was a part of the history of diamond mines.

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

Dear Yasmina N, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. The period of the Great Kimberley Diamond Rush was one of extreme optimism and excitement in the world diamond industry. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa ultimately shaped the world diamond industry making diamonds more accessible to the middle-class. Prior to the... More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to get a one to one tour here and was very pleased with what I saw and was told. A worthwhile visit

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

Dear HeatherandDoug, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased that you enjoyed the diamond tour and hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Moira, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent afternoon in this Diamond Museum learning about the discovery of the South African Diamonds. Good to see how the diamonds sparkle!

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Thank kay252017
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Kay252017, 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 learning about the history of diamonds in South Africa. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The employees were friendly and helpful. The day I visited it was my birthday and I bought myself a lovely tanzanite pendant. The lovely saleswoman gave me a bottle of wine and a hug for my birthday.

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

Dear Debinvabeach, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're delighted that you visited us on your birthday, and trust the tanzanite pendant made it extra special. We do hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this little museum because we missed our ferry to Robben Island and definitely enjoyed it. Our guide Shaheema was very knowledgeable and super friendly with our little boy, even he liked the tour. Especially seeing the "production" and being close to some very big pieces was a interesting experience. Worth seeing!

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

Dear Lukhang, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted you and your little enjoyed the diamond tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds! Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was not able to go to Table Mountain due to high winds during my visit so my guide took me here instead. It was great! There are lots of things regarding the history of diamond mining in South Africa and plenty of lovely diamonds (loose and set) to buy afterwards.

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

Dear Newflyer, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that you enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal about diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Matthews, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Museum has some awesome display of diamonds and other gems. Many are truly unique in appearance. It is well worth the visit.

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Thank gatorgal1972
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Gatorgal1972, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and, of course, the diamond jewelry. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum on your next visit to Cape Town. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful time learning more about the fascinating world of diamonds. The staff and tour guide were both truly accommodating and friendly. We will definitely recommend this tour to any out of towner.

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

Dear Elana M, thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you found the Diamond Experience Tour fascinating. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour and share our fervour on the subject of diamonds with you. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The overall experience from the Cape Town Diamond Museum was nothing short of excellent, this is definitely a must see destination for all travelers visiting Cape Town. Well done to the Shimansky Team, I will definitely be coming back soon!

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

Dear Storm l, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Diamond Experience Tour and found it nothing short of excellent. We certainly do our utmost to provide guests with a wonderful diamond experience filled with interesting facts and the untold stories of the South African diamond industry. Kind regards, The Cape... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Who would of thought you could take a journey through the history of diamonds at the Waterfront... Even though I have lived in Cape Town all my life I still seem to discover new and wonderful gems like this along the way! I had a wonderful guided tour through a beautiful museum and I was then able to watch all... More 

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

Dear ChantellCPT, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the Diamond Experience Tour and share our insight into the wonderful world of diamonds with you. As a local, we hope to welcome you back to the Museum time and time again. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum... More 

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