Cullinan Mine - Johannesburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Johannesburg hotels

Overview

Diamonds are a girls best friend but do you know how your diamond reaches that beautiful sparkling stone that we all appreciate? Tour the mine and find out what efforts are carried out to extract and produce the stones. Explore the mine underground for in depth knowledge of the miners world.

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Cullinan Mine Surface Tour [ 2 Hours ]Guided tour of Cullinan mine with knowledgeable guides. You will get a good understanding of how the mine works. There are videos, exhibits and walk through areas which help you appreciate the efforts needed to extracts these gems. You also get a chance to stand on the lip of the massive hole where the famous diamond was found. It is also the worlds most important source of rare blue diamonds.

Cullinan mine underground Tour (4 hours)Interested in what it would be like to be a miner? Visit the mining town of Cullinan and conquer the infamous 4 hour underground mine tour.Home of the worlds largest diamond the Cullinan (3106 ct), and some of the worlds largest high quality gem diamonds,Type II stones, and the worlds most important source of very rare blue diamonds. Theres no better place to experience this tour.Watch miners continue with their daily work while you are walking past on your tour which is nice as you can get the feeling of being a miner yourself. Learn how the mine works. See ore being tipped and the underground workshop.The lowest level you will go down is 763 metres.The mine continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petras Stewardship. The Cullinan orebody contains a major diamond resource of 195 Mcts, suggesting a potentially long life for operation of 50+ years.Other than the worlds largest diamond (3106 carats) being found here, other large diamonds have also been found including 122.52 carrat diamond valued at US$ 27.6 million in 2014.Be prepared for a lot of walking. You will be given mining gear to wear while you are underground.Bring your cameras as cellphones cant be used underground. There is an opportunity to do diamond shopping after the tour.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved