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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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Definitely worth a visit

We decided to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and Shimansky Showroom on our first day in Cape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Etienne J
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A great learning experience for the whole family

We took our 9 and 11 year old so they could learn the history of SA diamonds and we weren't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
82alisonw
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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 5 days ago 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

Thank Etienne J
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank maritarossouw98
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on advise of our concierge. Perhaps would not have found it otherwise. It is on the upper floor of the clock tower centre. You need to book an appointment between 9.30 and 3.30 to see the diamond cutters at work. Roxanne was our personal...More

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

Dear happy-travel22, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that Roxanne gave you an unforgettable experience and that you were able to learn a great deal about diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting experience. The tour was quite compressed, but well presented. Made us interested in knowing more. Thanks a lot Annie!More

Thank Claus F
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Claus F, 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 we were able to give you some history on diamonds in South Africa. It certainly was our pleasure...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this wonderful "museum" & were SO PLEASED with the tour provided by David. I have been in 3 diamond "museums" in my world travels and this one is by far the BEST. From seeing how a diamond is found in the ground,...More

Thank Sylvia W
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sylvia W, 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 4 weeks ago

I was very excited to see this diamond museum as I have always been interested in diamonda & gold! So when we recently arrived in Cape Town from Canada, we rushed to the museum at the waterfront only to be waived away by a very...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DrGoodTravel, we are deeply disappointed to learn of your experience. During peak season, our tours are in high demand and we may limit the number of people in the museum at a time. This in order to maintain our service standards in offering a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is small, but does give a good history of the finding and adaptation of diamonds for sale. It is part of a SA diamond seller, so at the end you go through their showroom. We found it interesting but not a must see....More

Thank Jon G
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jon G, 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, as we strive to continuously improve. Our Diamond Museum tour and Showroom experience pays homage to South...More

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