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Cape Town Diamond Museum

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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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I was a bit disappointed n this experience

We had to book a tour in advance here, and it really was not worth our time. While our guide was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ralph D
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Very interesting ! Worth doing

Interesting, historical information, information about diamond quality, observation of crafters... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denis B
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Grasse, France
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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 5 days ago

We had to book a tour in advance here, and it really was not worth our time. While our guide was informative and professional, the "museum" part of this tour was not worth our time, and the retail section was really the destination. The one...More

Thank Ralph D
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ralph D, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. Our Diamond Museum tour and Showroom experience pays homage to South...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting, historical information, information about diamond quality, observation of crafters, adapted to adults and children. Very limited number of guests at the same time, VIP feeling very nice, and amazing pièces in final dispaly. Don't miss out, the people to guide you are great !More

Thank Denis B
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Denis B, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that your guide made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice and unexpected expierience - we descided to go there because of the weather - we made an appointment and had an exclusive tour. Very informative we learned a lot! Thank you!More

Thank 892nicola
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 892nicola, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour of the Diamond museum it was very informative and increases your knowledge of diamonds. They take their time and at the end of the tour you have an opportunity to buy a diamond but they are not pushy or demanding. Yes...More

Thank mslovetotravel2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mslovetotravel2013, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that the guides made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour with own personal guide. Very informative, not rushed, lasted about half an hour. Replica diamonds on view,and old photographs of the minesMore

Thank 274Eileen
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 274Eileen, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Diamond Museum on your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was quite intrigued and found the tour very informative. I am now more knowledgeable about Diamonds and keep proudly quoting bits of information to my friendsMore

Thank Mary N
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mary N, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that your guide made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen this as an attraction in Cape Town we were keen to visit. Booking is essential but when you do you get a very personalised - our tour was just for the two of us. Our tour guide, Jessie, was very polite and knowledgeable...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JSN7, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that Jessie gave you an unforgettable experience and that you were able to learn a great deal about diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended if you're curious to have a brief introduction about diamonds and it's industry in SA

Thank Anthony H
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anthony H, 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. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really the point is to sell you jewelry and the jewelry is beautiful. But if you think you are going to learn much on the tour you will be disappointed.More

Thank Gail3207
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gail3207, Thank you for your review, your feedback is valuable to us. We strive to ensure our guests’ visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum is an equally remarkable and memorable one. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is a culmination of unique and original...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully informative journey into the history, science, and art of Diamond jewelry creation. Our guide, Maxine, could not have been any nicer, easy-going, or more knowledgeable. My wife and I spent over an hour and a half learning about all facets of Diamond mining, cutting,...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael G, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed...More

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Ameera R
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Response from Sylvia W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other response from 4 days ago. About 45 min. plus any extra time you want to spend in their shop looking at all the sparkly things for sale.
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