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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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Where every man should go, before buying his lady a Diamond

Wonderfully informative journey into the history, science, and art of Diamond jewelry creation. Our... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
michael g
Urquhart

Excellent professional tour . Our guide was knowledgeable and there was no pressure to buy... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Nichola S
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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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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Wonderfully informative journey into the history, science, and art of Diamond jewelry creation. Our guide, Maxine, could not have been any nicer, easy-going, or more knowledgeable. My wife and I spent over an hour and a half learning about all facets of Diamond mining, cutting,...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Michael G, 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 and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent professional tour . Our guide was knowledgeable and there was no pressure to buy. Showroom had quality items display. A good way to see d an hour in Cape Town . Best to book in advanceMore

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

Dear Nichola S, 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. We hope to welcome you back...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Got a guide of our own, 2 persons. We prebooked the guidetour. The guide was very skilful and it was easy for us to ask questions in this small group. We had the tour on a saturday. It had been better on a weekday because...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Dear Ulla-Kerstin, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that your guide gave your group an unforgettable experience and that you were all able to learn a great deal about diamonds. We hope to welcome you...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

At first I was not that sure I wanted to go since I'm not that much into diamonds but I'm a very curious person and so is my dad, and fortunately we went to the diamond museum. I don't want to ruin it for you...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Dear danrubu, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on a Diamond Experience Tour. We are sure Roxanne will be very pleased to hear how much...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We stumbled on the museum whilst we were wandering around the V&A waterfront. We were given a tour of the museum by Gabbi, who was really knowledgeable and an excellent guide. The tour was really informative and we learnt alot about diamonds. Worth a visit.More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Dear E S, thank you for taking the time to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that Gabbi 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 February 20, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and Shimansky Showroom on our first day in Cape Town. They were able to book us in for a tour later in the afternoon as we did not have a booking initially. We were greeted by...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Dear Etienne J, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on a Diamond Experience Tour. We are so pleased to hear Keri made your experience one...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We took our 9 and 11 year old so they could learn the history of SA diamonds and we weren't disappointed. The tour was very informative and our guide was very sweet and wanted us to enjoy the tour. I was worried that they would...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Dear 82alisonw, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're thrilled that your whole family was able to learn so much about diamonds and that your guide gave you a memorable experience. It certainly was our pleasure to...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We had a wonderful and very informative tour by David. Extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer all questions. The museum itself is a 'hidden gem'...on the first floor of the Clock Tower shopping centre (seemingly least likely place to discover such beautiful gems) and you...More

Thank Fay P
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Dear Fay P, 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 David made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour....More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

A very informative and enjoyable tour. I would recommend this tour if you want to learn about diamonds.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour done by a friendly well informed young lady. Would recommend visiting during the week to be able to see the diamond workers.More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear maritarossouw98, 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....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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