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“Highly recommended Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Town Diamond Museum

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 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Highly recommended Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The staff at The Cape Town Diamond Museum were so accommodating, that I would happily recommend this tour! We requested a special tour, with a focus on mining for a group of foreign university students. All the students gave great feedback on the tour and museum that I am looking forward to personally visiting the museum to learn more about ‘A-Girl’s-Best-Friend’! Thank you Cape Town Diamond Museum Team!

Visited February 2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Owner at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Taryn, thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that your students enjoyed the tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We certainly hope to welcome you to the Museum soon to learn more about the wonderful world of diamonds.

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“Interesting little tour for diamond lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The museum itself is very small and compact but it is still an enjoyable and interesting experience which gives a fascinating insight into how this industry began. I particularly enjoyed the replicas of famous diamonds through the years. If you love diamonds, have 30-45 minutes to spare and would like a breather from the heat outside then I would recommend a visit. The tour guide was also very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited January 2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Owner at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Hayley, thank you for your review of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the famous diamond replicas and that you found the tour enjoyable. We certainly hope you'll visit again in the near future.

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“Want to know more about Diamonds then dont miss this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fascinating images of the early days and replicas (lovely in themselves) of some of the largest diamonds found to date- want to understand why they are cut the way they are, then go visit this place. Had an extremely courteous guide telling us al about it - we were the only ones in there - see them cutting, grinding, setting and polishing the gems (for real) this is real manufacturing place with a showroom / shop at the end - wow - need to sell my mother and more - but very educational. This is not a gift shop place this is if you want to see real gems and also have the opportunity to acquire them and other precious stones

Visited February 2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Owner at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Nicktet, thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased you found the tour to be very educational and enjoyed the experience.

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“Interesting tour for those who like diamonds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

You'd almost have to know it was here in order to find it. We took a private tour lasting about half hour learning about the history of diamonds and mining in ZA. We went after hours and the factory was already closed but the docent/guide explained the machines and how they worked and invited us back to observe during work hours. He also stayed with us as I browsed the entire store even though it was quite obvious we were not in the market for an impulse buy that may cost us a small fortune. There was no fee for the tour.

Visited January 2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Owner at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear moretravelpleasenyc, thank you for your review. It is greatly appreciated. We certainly hope you'll visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum again in the near future.

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“An enlightening experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Did not expect to really see or learn much but to our surprise we did actually get quite a bit out of this tour! Our tourguide was friendly and answered all our questions and added to the experience. All the staff were very friendly and kind. Enjoyed the experience very much. Highly recommend it whether you just want to know more about diamonds or share the experience with your loved one.- Monz

Visited January 2013
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CTDiamondMuseum, Owner at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Montipython, thank you for your review and feedback, it is much appreciated. We’re very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum and found it to be insightful and interesting. We hope to welcome you back soon again on your next visit to Cape Town.

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