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Oak Avenue, Cullinan, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A unique opportunity to go on an underground tour of a working mine, descending or ascending with a mining shift. A great experience overall. The items on sale in the shop on the way out are worth having a good look.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the option of an overground or underground tour, there is something to suit everyone. We chose the overground tour which started with an explanatory video. The worlds largest diamond was mined here and an exhibition of replica diamonds follows, them a tour of the...More

Thank johngE2487RN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a school tour. First we toured the town of Cullinan, it's absolutely beautiful. The restaurants are bit expensive, but worth it. The town seems safe, however, some random guys were trying to harass me. After that we went to change into our...More

Thank 03l01m
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The Cullinan Diamond Mine allows tours around their plant both surface - around 1hr 30 mins including time in the shop at the end - amd underground - for which they say allow 3.5 to 4 hours. We booked a surface tour, not having the...More

1  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are two types of tours you can do at the various mine tour operators just outside the mine, a surface tour and a underground combined tour. The surface tour gives you the opportunity to walk around the mine with a mine guide who is...More

1  Thank ChefBJP
Reviewed August 27, 2018

First we watched a 20 minute video on a tiny, old TV. Then wandered the site with a guide who could only be heard by the two or three people next to him. Finally, surprise, surprise, they took us to the shop. So typical of...More

Thank Cindy I
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We came to the tour very excited to see the operation but left without much information. Our tour guide was a retired superintendent who did not provide much information and spoke only to those people near him. If you were not a rapid walker it...More

Thank TravelFanPhoenix
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very interessting tour how the work changed. This mine is still working and every day they found diamonds.

Thank cirstenkoch
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We went on the underground tour. It was interesting and I'm glad we went, but the tour was disappointing and often boring. Our tour guide was George, a retired mine supervisor. I was looking forward to hearing details and history but he provided very little...More

Thank Dorcas K
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I was with a small group of people and we got an overall and boots to avoid our own clothes becoming muddy. Our guide was Lee who had been working in the mines there for over 40 years. He was very knowledgeable and answered all...More

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Robyn L
August 26, 2016|
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Response from KP2701 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delayed response! I didn't buy diamonds so can't comment but I know there were discounts offered. I selected a silver ring with cubic zircons from another store and have had nothing but compliments.
Tim A
June 1, 2016|
Response from Karrst | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tim We booked directly with the Tour operator contact details below. Address: 99 Oak Ave, Cullinan, 1000, South Africa Phone:+27 12 734 0260 This was easy for us as we had transport to Cullinan and did not need to... More
Axel V
January 20, 2016|
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Response from KevinInAtlanta | Reviewed this property |
All of this is answered on web site, go to diamondtourscullinan co.za Premier diamond tours. Great people. Tours are choice of surface and deeper. Deeper were only available at 8am, so I did wonderful surface tour.