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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Level 1, The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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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... more » 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. Explore the origins of South Africa's famous diamond industry, and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family. 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. « less
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Warm welcome by very attractive and well presented young woman. Throughout the whole tour she answered every one of our questions. The tour was extremely informative and the setting was grand. Icing on the cake was definitely the Ralph Lauren dress on display dontated by Charlize Theron which was worn at the Oscars along with a R20mil pendant made by... More

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

Dear RJuul Thank you for your wonderful review on the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are happy to hear that you found the tour interesting and informative. It’s always a pleasure for us to share our knowledge and passion for diamonds. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More

London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
11 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

South Africa is the home of diamonds so where better than here to learn about them?! We had a fantastic guided tour with Vivienne (probably one of the best and genuinely friendly guides I've ever met) who took us through the history of diamonds, how diamonds are certified and then through to the workshops where you can see employees working... More

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

Dear Ldnr Thank you for taking the time to review the Cape Town Diamond Museum on Trip Advisor. We are very glad to hear that Vivienne was able educate you more about the wonderful world of diamonds and we will definitely be sure to pass your lovely compliments on to her. Please do visit us again on your next trip... More

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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... More

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

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. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum More

Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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 review

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... More

Gurgaon, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

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

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

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. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

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!

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

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. Kind regards The Shimansky Team More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

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 review

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. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More

Cairo, Egypt
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100 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

go to V&A Water front, head towards the clock tower, cross the little bridge, go inside the shopping center, aim to the first floor, "Shimansky" is the place. a lady tour guide will take you for a half an hour free tour inside the museum. highly informative, It goes without saying that my wife loved it so much, but -to... More

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

Dear Rafa e, thank you for your review. We're so happy to hear you and your wife loved the tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. 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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this little gem (excuse the pun), which was right under our noses. As Capetonian University students, my sister, a friend and I decided to check out the museum to gather background information for an economics assignment about the Diamond market in South Africa. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour was informative, concise... More

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

Dear Ray-Moh94, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you acquired enough information about the diamond market in South Africa and how it was formed. We certainly hope to welcome you back to the museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum... More

San Francisco, California
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70 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is kind of a different museum than the ones you are probably used to... It is really run by a diamond company - Shimansky. And there is no option but to take their guided tour. In my case, I was the only person so it was like a personal tour. Their website has a voucher and you can get... More

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

Dear Eerdem, thank you for sharing your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased you learned a lot from the tour and are only happy we were able to share our knowledge on diamonds with you. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More

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