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.


ProviderCullinan Mine Tours
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

Very great experience. I came with a group of Geology students from Germany and expected a bit of adventerous site seeing, but the Tour gave us much more, also thanks to our Tour guide Edward. We got a deep insight into diamond mining from present day to past of the 3rd biggest, still operating diamond mine on planet Earth, learnt a lot about the famous kimberlites, the regional Geology around Cullinan, and diamond processing. I highly recommend this Tour. - Armin Zeh

Lee was a very interesting guide. We had a nice tour with him. - Eliane Lucine

The Underground Mine Tour is an amazing experience unlike any other. The Cullinan mine is a working underground diamond mine. We were fitted out in important safety equipment (reflective overalls, gummy boots, hardhats, lights, and emergency breathing equipment) like any miner and watched a safety video and demonstration before getting into the lift to go 700 meters underground. The tunnels in the mine were very large and I did not feel claustrophobic at all. It was a fascinating experience and I learned a lot about diamonds and diamond mining. I highly recommend it. - James Angel

A really excellent experience, guided by a retired miner of 40yrs who shared many of his experiences with us! - Kevin Record

Excellent. Our guide was very good and made this a memorable tour. I would highly recommend this activity to other tourists. - ANNEMARIE DEMPERS

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