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“Very fun but informative tour inside Clock Tour mall”

Cape Town Diamond Museum
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USD 78.22*
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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!

Date of experience: October 2017
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

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 diamonds in South Africa.

We hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future.

Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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"no pressure to buy"
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"jewellery shop"
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"beautiful jewelry"
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"clock tower"
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"enjoyable tour"
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"interesting experience"
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"free tour"
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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 they cut, shape and set them and end up in the store itself. All in all very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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 in the near future.

Kind regards,
The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 diamonds in South Africa.

Kind regards,
The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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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 then allow 45 minutes tops.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank johnshelleyb
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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 learning about the history of diamonds in South Africa.

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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 enjoy wearing your Tanzanite pendant for many years to come.

Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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