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Cullinan Surface 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.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenAll year round, only closed on Christmas day and New Years day
Where99 Oak Avenue - Cullinan GPS: S25 40.226 E28 30.992
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. Also bring some sunscreen and your sunglasses.
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 Age10 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 of the Cullinan Diamond Mine
ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


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

Customer Reviews

We all enjoyed the surface your. - Liam Morrison

Nice place to visit. Unfortunately it was not possible to access the view to the big hole during the visit. Alternate view proposed outside not close enough. - JOSE CREUEN

Very interesting! - Dean Baker

The first 10-15 mins of the tour was taken up by a video giving an overview of the current mine owners. Then the tour took us through security gates and in to the mine site. Throughout our tour, surface mining operations were clearly visible and on more than one occasion we passed miners returning from underground operations. It certainly made you feel you were seeing a working mine. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions. That said, we were disappointed that the last 45 - 60 mins of the tour was spent in the diamond shop. The tour of the mine and museum took only 45-60 mins, with the rest of the time being marketing/advertising. - Maureen Newton

Great guide, very knowledgeable and good sense of humour. Excellent value for money. We will definitely recommend Cullinan for a great day out. - Elaine Sargeant

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