Cullinan Underground Mine Tour


Activity Description

The Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones, as well as being the world’s most important source of very rare blue diamonds.

Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds herald from Cullinan, and it continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship.

The Cullinan orebody contains a major diamond resource of 195 Mcts, suggesting a potentially long life for the operation of +50 years.
Come and enjoy with us exclusive surface and underground tours of the working Cullinan Diamond Mine.

This mine has produced some of the world’s largest high quality gemstones and is the home of the world’s largest diamond – the Cullinan (3106 ct).

Recently, a number of record braking blue diamonds have been found including a 122.52 carat diamond which achieved a value of US$ 27.6 million in 2014.

After visiting the mine, you will get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond and jewelry shopping experience.


Duration4 hours
WhenAll year round.
Where99 Oak Avenue - Cullinan
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearWear something comfortable with closed shoes as you will be walking some distance.
Things to BringBring your camera for amazing photo opportunities.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Guests who do not want to do the tour are welcome to wait at the office until the end of the tour.


Minimum Age16 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided tour inside the Cullinan Mine
ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


Kindly make sure you are at the offices at least 30 min before the tour starts.

Customer Reviews

My wife, my young daughter and I went into this big diamond mine. It was amazing to be at -763 meters below earth sharing a few hours with the mine workers. The guide was very good as he took time to explain all things and gave plenty of details. As a french visitors to South Africe, I would recommend the tour as... it is not on our touristic guide. - dantas de morais tony

I did the four hour underground tour. It gives a great insight in what's going on in the mine. Visited the active parts of the mine. George, the guide, is a great guy. I'd highly recommend the tour. - Bram

Interesting and informative tour. It was great having a guide with 40 years of experience to share. I would recommend to other visitors! 5 stars! - Lew Sanford

We really learnt so much on the tour. Our country has a rich history and I take my hat off to the miners for the work they do. The years and years of dedication and the fact that it was an actual miner who did the tour made it even more real. I take my hat of to him he was brilliant. - Muriel Malape

The tour was very informative and enjoyable and I would definitely recommend it. - Morne Kirstein

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