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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

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

I'm retired. At my age you don't often have a completely new experience. A memorable trip. - David Carrington

We enjoyed the tour very much - we learnt a lot of interesting information concerning the past of the mine as well as its current operations. The guides were professional, extremely knowledgeable (no surprise given their professional track-record in the mine) and open to questions. The only improvement proposal we would like to make concerns the change of the tour start (1h earlier compared to the information provided on our registration/invoice) that was communicated to us couple of days before the tour per e-mail only. We do not belong to the millennials, more to the contrary, thus when travelling (and we had spent more than 3 weeks in South Africa already travelling before getting to Cullinan) we do not check our e-mails on regular basis therefore we did not get the info about the time change on time (luckily we arrived earlier and still got the chance to join the tour but had to delay the remaining tourists).It would be certainly helpful to your future clients if you could use other communication channels (e.g. call) in similar cases in the future as well to be on the safe side people really got the necessary information. Thank you Helena and Pavel Novacek - Pavel Nováček

It was an amazing experience, much better than expected! We' ve been totally impressed by the way how the diamonds got mined. Especially our guide, Lee, made a great job and shows us the underground in a fascinating passion. Thanks for that and highly recommended by us! - Benjamin & Irina

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