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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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Lovely Tour Guide

My boyfriend and I were looking for things to do for our anniversary weekend while it was raining... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nikayamoodley
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
A girls best friend

The museum is exquisite and so well laid out. It truly leads you from one exhibit to the next and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CamillaOJ
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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%
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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"
in 6 reviews
"clock tower"
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"beautiful jewelry"
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"enjoyable tour"
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"for sale"
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"south africa"
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"answered all our questions"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
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"interesting experience"
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"guided tour"
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"friendly guide"
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"rainy day"
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"entrance fee"
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"well worth the visit"
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"robben island"
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Reviewed yesterday

My boyfriend and I were looking for things to do for our anniversary weekend while it was raining in cape town, and we came across this tour. From start to finish, it was wonderful. So informative and creative. All of our questions were answered, the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is exquisite and so well laid out. It truly leads you from one exhibit to the next and is so interactive. The sales team are incredibly knowledgable and were very helpful and friendly when asked questions. It was a wonderful educational experience.Who knew...More

Thank CamillaOJ
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a couple of very interesting and informative hours here with a charming and knowledgeable guide. I never knew there were so many colours of diamonds. I resisted the temptation to shop though!More

Thank AstralAli
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear AstralAli, 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 2 days ago

Part of our tour group stop--small display with interesting facts--that's about it--takes 15 mins--then they want you to shop their own shop--extremely expensive. Satff seemed to be disinterested in the "museum part" but very attentive in the shop. Had to get "buzzed in" and "buzzed...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Roxanne’s professionalism was greatly appreciated. She had a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer the questions we had. Her hospitality had shown through and her kindness was exemplary beyond measure.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say. I killed an hour during a cloudy day . It is an informational tour that is tied to a Shimansky Diamond store. There is a small hallway with historical information on the diamond industry in South Africa. The process for creating...More

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

Dear Mary F, 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. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is a culmination of unique and original artifacts dating billions of years...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a private tour of the history of diamonds with lots to see and excelkent infotmation provided. Mondays to Fridays you can see the diamonds being cut and polished. Lovely shop at the end but no pressure to purchase. Special mention to the you...More

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

Dear Sandy H, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're pleased that Tarryn gave you an unforgettable experience and that you were able to learn a great deal about diamonds. We hope to welcome...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

It's a cute little museum located in the V&A Waterfront. Interesting and professional! The guides were kind and knowledgable. I'd recommend this if you're looking for a rainy day activity.More

Thank Chandler S
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear Chandler S, 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 May 11, 2018

Though the place is small and located in such a manner that its not really noticeable at first, it is well made, easy, and points out the important highlights of the history. The tour is between 20-45 min depending mostly on yourself and how many...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear lisaidzikowska, 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 pleasure...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I highly advise visiting this museum. I learned a lot about diamond. Stuff is friendly and nice. I enjoyed the visit. Also, it is a free visit.More

Thank Ikram B
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear Ikram B, 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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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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