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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.


ProviderCullinan Mine Tours
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

Comfortable area and a good place for a short trip. - christoffel du toit

Excellent tour . Will return to do the underground tour . The diamond store at the end of the tour is fantastic , but does seem on the expensive side . - Peter Schofield

The tour was very interesting and I learned a lot. The tour guide was knowledgable and exceptional. - Clark Coetzee

The Tour was interesting, the lady who conducted the tour had to be reminded to speak slowly as some of the guests were German so a lot of what she said went over their heads. The introductory video was played in German which helped. The walk to the shaft was a bit hazardous as there were puddles of water and mud plus old mining equipment to walk around, at one point I walked into a piece of equipment. I would recommend that a clear walking path be staked out and kept clear of debris from the disused shaft. All in all an interesting outing - Ron Frick

Wir haben die Surface Tour gemacht. War ganz interessant, aber man hat nicht allzuviel erfahren, bzw gesehen. Viel Zeit geht drauf, bis die Helme verteilt sind und für den Weg auf das Gelände. Bereits nach 1 Stunde waren wir durch und wurden in einen Verkaufsraum geführt, wo man diverse Diamanten - Schmucksücke in allen Preisklassen kaufen konnte. Danach ging es noch in die Cafeteria, da musste aber erst eine Bedienung geholt werden. Wer wie wir weder was kaufen noch Kaffee trinken wollten, musste warten, bis alle aus der Gruppe fertig waren mit Kauf/Kaffee fertig waren, weil wir uns noch auf dem Gelände befanden. Danach ging es noch den langen Weg zurück. Unser Guide war freundlich, aber etwas gelangweilt. Er sprach sehr gut Englisch. Wahrscheinlich ist die Untertagetour besser. Jedenfalls würde ich die beim nächsten Mal buchen. - Manfred Ukras

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