Cape Town Diamond Museum
Cape Town Diamond Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. Book in advance recommended.
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  • elodTlv
    Tel Aviv, Israel155 contributions
    OK, but they will try to sell you stuff
    A short guided explanation about the history of diamonds, followed by a display of factory then they try to sell you. You get a free drink but you do have to pay for entrance and register your details for security reasons. It was OK, but nothing more as I am not a jewelry enthusiast.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 December 2022
  • Zed M
    13 contributions
    A sales pitch disguised as a museum
    While the museum shows you how diamonds are made, and the history of diamonds in South Africa, it is really a 30-minute infomercial for why you should buy moned diamonds. It does not discuss the environmental damage or the history of demands during apartheid. (apartheid was kept to maximize diamond prifuts)
    Visited December 2022
    Written 21 February 2023
  • Malwina Iwona T
    2 contributions
    Luxury Goosebumps from Méan
    It was very spontaneous visit but it actually made my day. The tour given by our guide Méan was incredibly interesting. We learned a lot. There were goosebumps moments that I can thank Méan for. Visit in this museum is a must.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
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Bev M
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Our visit to the diamond museum was amazing! We learnt so much and were really impressed with Josh’s knowledge of the history of diamond mining in South Africa as well as the rest of the world. Highly recommend asking for him when you make your visit
Written 3 December 2023
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Kaouther M
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Solo
An amazing tour that was guided by Imraan who passionatly provided a wonderful overview describing the history of diamond and the establishment of the Shimansky brand. With great professionalism valueing the artisans' talents and skills (which I mostly appreciated), he explained the craftsmanship process and the refining of these gems. The tour involved also a breathtaking visit to the showroom where I enjoyed wearing some of these jewels. Thanks again Imraan Abed for this wonderful, unique experience (It was worth skipping the lecture at the CTICC 🙂 due to my limited Time)
Written 1 December 2023
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Viorel S
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
I visited this special museum and the impression left was unique, incredibly beautiful and interesting.
Here you learn and visualize the history and processing of diamonds.
Our guide, Carmen, showed great professionalism and kindness.
It was an unforgettable visit that deserves to be repeated.
Written 29 November 2023
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Dorcas W
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We had a great visit! Very informative. Our guide Josh was amazing! Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable!
Written 29 November 2023
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June S
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had an amazing time learning about the history of South African diamonds and hearing stories about some of the most famous stones.
A real glimpse into the fascinating process of diamond making before getting to look at some beautiful specimens. Well worth the visit!
Written 28 November 2023
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Pumla D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
The history of diamonds was so eloquently explained by Zukisa, who took her time to give us rich information and a very informative walk through of the Diamond Museum. That said, I wish I had the money to purchase one same time!😂
Written 18 November 2023
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Patricia E
Falmouth, MA4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Great tour. Very informative and pleasantly presented. Carmen, our guide was wonderful. She had such enthusiasm about the history and culture. It really held our attention. Definitely recommend this tour. And the jewelry at the end is pretty spectacular!
Written 16 November 2023
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Excursion821038
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
What an amazing experience! It all started with a guided, very informative, tour by our own personal guide Imraan! He was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and personable. After the tour of the history of the diamond and how they custom make every piece in house, Imraan helped us pick out the most beautiful pair of my girl stud earrings! It was the least pressure buying experience we’ve had, where all he cared about was us and our experience! Would highly recommend adding this as a must do while in Cape Town and ask for Imraan. You won’t be disappointed!
Written 15 November 2023
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Wanderer05091105658
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Interesting and educational experience. I loved learning about the history of diamonds and what determines it's value. Aloma was a lovely tour guide
Written 13 November 2023
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Idris K
Walworth, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Marlene was so informative. Thanks for a great tour, we loved it.

Great to discover the history of diamond mining in SA, the characters, the process.

Written 13 November 2023
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