Cullinan Underground Mine Tour

Cullinan

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.

Arrangements

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.

Requirements

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

Notes

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

Customer Reviews

The tour was fascinating and Lee was a fabulous guide and very happy to share his depth of knowledge of the mine. It was a very enjoyable experience - thanks very much. - Marisa Kruger


Your guide was great. The visit underground was really impressive. - MARTINA MAZZON


Great experience! Definitely something else! Thanks a lot to our guide George who took the time to share what has been his passion for so many years!! - Audrey Lejeune


Was much more interesting than the surface tour some years before. However, I would have loved to come one level lower to see the real work and not only the old tunnels. - Olfert Landt


Really informative and in-depth tour! It was fascinating to get up so close to the working machinery. I was glad we elected to go on a day of the week when the mine was operational - it was great to be underground with all of the miners. I felt like I left with a much better understanding of the diamond mining process and the structure of modern diamond mines. - Sarah Rovang




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