Cape Town Diamond Museum

Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Cape Town Diamond Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape Town Diamond Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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JBWP
Warsaw, Poland61 contributions
WOW! WOW! WOW! What an amazing experience !!!
Not only the history of diamonds, but also the master pieces by Shimansky - you’re a true masters of diamonds :) Although I could not afford any purchase, it was the best place with diamonds I’ve ever visited - PURE PLEASURE !
Written 2 August 2022
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newagemusicman
Columbia, SC3 contributions
This tour was far more than we expected. Marlene was our tour guide, and she was so knowledgable and fantastic with our two small kids. We learned a lot about the history of diamonds and mining, and it was so interesting to see the artisans actually crafting the jewels/jewelry. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town.
Written 1 August 2022
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3van1
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Family
This was great, from the tour to the store. The tour guide was great and answered all my questions and helped me find a beautiful ring that I purchased.
Written 30 July 2022
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Laurie C
4 contributions
We were absolutely riveted by our guide. The presentation was well done, not too long, interesting. You are able to observe diamond crafters at work, and afterwards it's fun to see what they have for sale!
Written 27 July 2022
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Marie Dikker
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Family
Zukiswa Mbuyah was our guide for the diamond museum and explained everything perfectly. Thank you so much!
Written 26 July 2022
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Adam D
Stamford, UK4 contributions
Couples
Very interesting tour, extremely well delivered by Wesley. Nice to see the workshop.
Mrs D very happy with the post tour purchases
Written 26 July 2022
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L.M.I
10 contributions
Our guide Nadya gave us a complete information about diamonds: geologic, mining, classes, and famous diamonds with its legends. Incredible to see how they convert a raw mineral into a brilliant. The exhibition was awesome. We never felt pressed to buy. In fact I wanted to buy a present to my wife but was not in the mood.
Written 22 July 2022
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Bridgette N
Parklands, South Africa9 contributions
Couples
The minute we walked in, the place has smells devine.. Our private guide Mariette my gosh not only is she beautiful but very friendly yet professional and most of all very knowledgeable.

The museum it's self carries so much history which I personally didn't know of, my timeline started with De Beers.

Fir us this was an experience.. Thank you Mariette
Written 19 July 2022
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Phoebe H
3 contributions
Family
Amazing tour!!!! Extremely interesting. Able to see the factory which is behind the beautiful showroom. Great tour guide Nadya who was very passionate and informative
Written 14 July 2022
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Joseph M
2 contributions
Couples
Marlene was our tour guide and we learned a lot. The people behind the scenes have made history known around the world. Very interesting.
Written 14 July 2022
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Cape Town Diamond Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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