The small mining village of Cullinan, located east of Pretoria, gained world-wide attention with the discovery on June 25 1905 of an incredible 3108 carat stone, dubbed the Cullinan Diamond - the largest uncut diamond ever found. Over the years more that 120 million carats have been mined.
Other notable gemstones unearthed from the Cullinan Mines include the 755 carat Golden Jubilee, the 600 carat Centenary, and the 530 carat Great Star of Africa and the Lesser Star of Africa, both cut from the Cullinan diamond itself. Today, the giant open pit mine at Cullinan is four times larger than the famous Big Hole of Kimberley! The Cullinan Mine is still fully operational, and in fact still produces 25% of the world's gem-quality diamonds.
About Cullinan Diamond Mine Tours:
Recently, a number of record breaking blue diamonds have been found including a 122.52 carat diamond which achieved a value of US$ 27.6 million in 2014.
You will also get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Mine Diamond shop for some unforgettable diamond and jewellery shopping.
See below for an example of one of our exciting day tours to this destination. Contact us directly for more details, or so that we can tailor make this tour to suit your own requirements:
1 day Cullinan Mine and Pretoria City Tour
Travel overland in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle from Johannesburg to Cullinan Premier Mine for a surface or underground mine tour which lasts approximately 4 hours.
You will also during this tour visit the on-site Diamond shop where you can purchase fine diamond jewelry.
Lunch can be enjoyed at one of the several restaurants available in the small mining village. This will be for your own account.
You will have a chance to visit a number of curio shops and do some souvenir shopping.
After lunch we depart for a Pretoria City orientation tour driving past the Kgoshi Mumpuru Prison, Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House and Church Square with a photoshoot stop at the Nelson Mandela Statue at the Union Buildings.
We will then return to your accommodation or destination in Johannesburg.
R2450-00 per person (minimum 2 people per tour)
The above price includes transfers, the underground mine tour, a fully qualified national tourist guide, and the City orientation tour and entrance fees.
It excludes all meals and refreshments.
Water will be provided on the minibus.
Terms and Conditions apply – See our “T&C” tab on our Homepage.
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