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Premier Mine in the town of Cullinan, east of Pretoria, has produced many of the world’s most spectacular diamonds. One of only a few operations in the world where visitors can tour a working diamond mine, Cullinan diamond mine tours are a fun and educational adventure. Surface and underground tours are available. The surface tour is suitable for the whole family, lasts around one and a half hours, and includes an introductory DVD of diamonds and mining, a visit to a mock underground tunnel and a visit to Premier Mine’s impressive “Big Hole” (not to be confused with the Kimberley Hole).
Then, it’s off to the diamond display room to see a replica of the 3 106 carat Cullinan diamond, the largest diamond ever found, and see the gems that were cut from it. You’ll also be able to see diamonds being cut and polished and buy diamond jewellery.
To experience what it’s like to work in a diamond mine, choose the underground tour. Tours must be booked two weeks in advance and are only suitable for physically fit participants who are 16 years or older. Conducted by a former miner, the underground tour is the real deal. Visitors are briefed, fitted with appropriate safety wear and supplied with a Sizamoya self-rescue pack. Your adventure lasts around four and a half |hours, and begins with a 763 meter descent below the earth’s surface! You’ll spend at least two hours underground seeing how diamonds are mined, before returning safely to terra firma, to visit the Big Hole, the display room and the diamond workshop.
Transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Optional guided underground tour of the Cullinan Diamond Mine.
Pick up anywhere in Johannesburg or Pretoria.
Address of the Mine
Cullinan Tourism and History Depot, 1 Bank Street, Lower Oak Avenue, Cullinan
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