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

Excellent tour guide. The instalations on museum can defenetely imprive they ste beautiful but neglected. - claudia echeverri

We discovered this possibility to visit a mine just the day before doing it. Never imagined it could be a thing. And we don't regret it at all. It was very impressive and instructive about the working conditions of the miners. It feels so weird to be so far away under the surface. Also, we felt in security, the safety measures were even a little intimidating! It was really a great discovery, totally worth it. Thank you! - Juliette and Roger

Thank you very much, was really interesting and George was fantastic in explaining. It was a real new experience to go down more than 700 meters in a completely safety way, I would advice not to loose such an experience when traveling around Joburg. - Patrizia Ravasi

Underground visit and experience was fine. What I miss is what happens afterwards to get the diamands from the tons of Rock. A life experience or film from the process could help. - De Maeyer Leo

A MUST it was part of an introduction to SA for my friends (first time visitors) and wouldn't have gone their as a South African resident on my own but I thoroughly enjoyed it Very enthusiastic guide, the mining is in his blood It is advisable to go during the week to see some working activity Would have loved to interact a bit more with workers to see and have a feel about the work environment Our guide sent us pictures, we only had our cellphone which we had to leave behind Cullinan village has nice restaurants - Brigitte Madlener

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