The Cape Town Diamond Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world.
Situated in the Cape Town Waterfront, the museum pays tribute to the diamond.
Here you can follow the journey of a diamond from its formation to when you dazzle your loved one with a diamond gift.
Explore the history of the South African diamond rush leading to the fact that within a decade, 95% of all diamonds were coming from South Africa.
Here you can also see replica's of some of the world's most famous diamonds, including:
Learn all about how diamonds are cut and polished and that diamonds are graded using a universal system that judges the stones on its colour, clarity, cut and carat-weight, commonly known as the "Four Cs".
Walk down a replica of a mine shaft to get the feeling of how small it was and even hear some of the sounds encountered below the earth.
Cape Town Diamond Museum page.
For fun you can put on mining clothes and have your photo taken.
Open from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week
Tel: +27 21 421 2488
A guided tour of the museum by a diamond professional offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonderful world of diamonds and understand why the world’s most desired treasure has been met with such allure and fascination over the centuries.
Duration: approx. 25-40 minutes.
1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001