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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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Amazing outing

Constantina Messarls took us on a wonderful tour and you learned a lot. This is a must visit. Thank... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ronél S
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
History was the best!

I enjoyed learning the history of the diamond trade in Africa more than looking at over priced... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jean Ann F
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Mukilteo, Washington, United States
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Constantina Messarls took us on a wonderful tour and you learned a lot. This is a must visit. Thank you from the PE Twins

Thank Ronél S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed learning the history of the diamond trade in Africa more than looking at over priced diamonds!

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historically we could read what they told us about on a website. They had some good mock diamonds as examples of the big diamonds in the world. After you listen to history you walk into a real show-room. They have lots of settings that are...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We found it interesting but were not in the market to buy anything. I would only reccomend it if you have the time to spend.

Thank 932Charles
Reviewed 13 June 2017

did this as part of a tour. Actually sort of boring but it was fun to see the diamonds. After the tour they try to sell you.More

Thank SanDiego333
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you SanDiego333 for visiting our Shimansky Diamond Experience 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 Africa’s extraordinary diamond...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

It was a waste of time to us. Cheap copies of large diamonds in the 'museum', and a shop where they try to sell you a ring.More

Thank tr128
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Dear tr128, 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, it would be helpful...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

A great experience, our young female guide was so friendly and helpful, we learnt a lot about Diamond mining and Cape town.More

Thank janetkent17
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear janetkent17, 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 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you are at the museum, ask for Roxanne Claassen! She is the most patient and service-oriented jeweller we have ever seen. Before the tour, we were already expecting the visit to culminate in a sales pitch but because of Roxanne's patience and detail in...More

Thank John H
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear John H, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted you and your partner enjoyed the diamond tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds! Kind regards The Cape Town...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and learned much about how diamonds are found and what it takes to make them into nice jewelry.More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear John P, 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...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

I had just returned from Robben Island and needed to change some US dollars so I headed for the Exchange beneath the Diamond Museum. I was a bit disappointed with the rate but the smiling rep (all South Africans have the most beautiful smiles, even...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear Selwyn C, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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