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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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Very Informative and !Cool

My friend and I visited the Diamond museum a few days ago on our trip to Cape Town. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Courtney P
Interesting museum, but guide rushed us through in about 5 minutes!

Situated in the Clock Tower Precinct at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, this wonderful museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CJW913
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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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  • Poor2%
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I visited the Diamond museum a few days ago on our trip to Cape Town. Our guide was MARE!! She was super helpful and informative. All of the ladies were super nice, they even let me keep my bag of souvenirs at...More

Thank Courtney P
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Courtney 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 Mare made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the Clock Tower Precinct at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, this wonderful museum offers an informative overview of the history of diamonds, along with life-size replica's of the world's most famous. There was so much to see! When we entered, a young man...More

Thank CJW913
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear CJW913, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. We aspire to ensure our guests’ visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum is an equally remarkable and memorable one, therefore, we do sincerely apologize...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DId not know what to expect, but the Shamansky Diamond store offers this tour which is short -20 minutes- and fascinating history of the first diamond to today. Lovely personal tour guide who looked like a Brithish Airways attendant in uniform!More

Thank betsy33936
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear betsy33936, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Musuem. We are very pleased to hear your guide made your experience an unforgettable one and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and learning about the history of...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were very fortunate to get a private tour. No-one else was around. Whilw the tour doesn't last long it is steeped in the history of diamond mining in SA and also showed many of the worlds largest diamonds albeit copies. You can see how...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear BDL999_12, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're thrilled that you learned so much about diamonds. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Learn the entire background story about diamonds and how they come to be. See gems unavailable in any other settingMore

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear sbtbless, 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. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and learning about the history of...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

The tour is actually quite short, though there is good general information on some of the worlds largest diamonds. The showroom with the real gems was good with no pressure to buy. Unless your a lover of diamonds and plan on spending a few thousand...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear johnshelleyb, 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 trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fantastic tour with Heidi and another lady really impressive showroom with no pressure to purchase though I was bought a dancing tanzanite wishbone pendant which is absolutely beautiful 😊More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear j0yj57, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Musuem. We are very pleased to hear Heidi made your experience an unforgettable one and that they were able to assist you in finding the perfect jewellery piece. We trust you will...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited the museum during a rainy day although we had to make an appointment and call back later the staff are extremely nice and the museum is interesting seeing all about the diamonds and how they are made unfortunately due to the late hour...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear ianrK1230YJ, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour informative and it certainly was our pleasure to host you on the tour. Congratulations on your tanzanite purchase, we hope it...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a great activity if you have a rainy day or even on a warm one! This is located right by the waterfront and can be made into a fairly quick stop. Its free to enter and from the moment you walk up, the...More

Thank Braden L
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Braden L, 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

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Truth is , i expected it to be only a commercial tour about the company and its diamonds. But it was completely different, it was way more than that. Heidi, showed us around on a 20 +min tour. And showed the history of the diamond,...More

Thank Joep v
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Joep v, 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're thrilled you learned so much about the diamond industry....More

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