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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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Worth a visit!

Our guide, Marissa, was polite, friendly and full of knowledge. Soft spoken & gentle. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Francois En Liz... S
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
A hidden gem

Worth a visit on a rainy day! The tour gives you a great history of the diamond industry in South... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
F S
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"no pressure to buy"
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"jewellery shop"
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"clock tower"
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"south africa"
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"for sale"
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"guided tour"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"entrance fee"
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"rainy day"
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"well worth the visit"
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"excellent tour"
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"robben island"
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"showroom"
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"polishing"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide, Marissa, was polite, friendly and full of knowledge. Soft spoken & gentle. The museum itself was fun, educational and it takes around 20 - 30 minutes. Everyone wants a diamond but now you can learn where diamonds come from and the entire history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit on a rainy day! The tour gives you a great history of the diamond industry in South Africa, with small exhibits to complement the history, even going as far back as the beginnings of diamond being used as an adornment. We were...More

Thank F S
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear F S, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour informative and it certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. We hope to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by last Friday and were given a private tour by David. We didn’t have a reservation but I’d suggest it. The hour tour was very informative and David answered all of our questions. I’m sure the Waterfront is on many people’s itinerary so...More

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

Dear tdhgi, thank you for taking the time to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that David gave you an unforgettable experience and we're thrilled that you learned so much about diamonds. It certainly was our pleasure to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely fun and educational experience...., if diamonds are your thing! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! I found out more about diamonds in 45 mins than I thought possible! Go, visit, enjoy...., by the end you'll be tempted to buy some!!More

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

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 tour. We hope...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brief but informative exhibit of the diamond industry in South Africa, and the process by which diamonds are created from mining to the final cut. And nice wines to enjoy when looking at the diamond store at the end.More

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

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through TA and thought we’d check it out. It’s a lovely wee museum which offers a private guide to take you round the small but informative exhibitions. We got the history of the diamond in South Africa, saw the workshops where...More

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

Dear summer582, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour informative and it certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. We hope to welcome you back to the...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It is more then just looking at some shiny diamonds. Really interesting facts and very nice staff. Would go back againMore

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

Dear Joy M, 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...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The guided tour of this small museum was simply amazing. It’s definitely my favorite visit so far in Cape Town. I learned so many incredible things about diamonds, how they are collected, about history as well ! It gives such a new perspective on diamonds...More

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

Dear mdbt, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that David 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 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Diamond Museum is a bit hard to find as it is in a small mall. We were the only ones on the tour so we got to talk to our guide a bit. She was well informed and gave us a lot of information...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Autumn L, thank you for taking the time to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that your guide gave you an unforgettable experience and we're thrilled that you learned so much about diamonds. It certainly was our...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We visited late afternoon one day, a bit hard to find as it is in a small mall with small shops but deep in the tourist area in Victoria and Alfred Wharf.. A polite staffer met us, sized us up, and said that they were...More

Thank Rick R
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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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