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Scratch Patch & Mineral World

2520 Dido Valley Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 2020
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Not to be missed.

We visited 25 years ago and lived it then but now it is still amazing. Very cool for children of... read more

Reviewed today
Northdene
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Durban, South Africa
via mobile
Fantastic fun place

This is such a lovely activity to do with young children. My 3 absolutely loved it. Searching for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire W
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“gem stones” (4 reviews)
“curio shop” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
2520 Dido Valley Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 2020
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"precious stones"
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"gem stones"
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"curio shop"
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"huge area"
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"rock shop"
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"quick visit"
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"kids and adults"
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"great fun"
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"cape point"
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"gems"
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"factory"
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"cave"
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"minerals"
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"rocks"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited 25 years ago and lived it then but now it is still amazing. Very cool for children of any age and we enjoyed it as well. It is very clean and a lovely place to be. We would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely activity to do with young children. My 3 absolutely loved it. Searching for their favourite stones and getting to keep them. You can also see a working factory, a museum and craft shop. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Claire W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and i have recently become very interested in gemstones and as mineral world is only about 10 minutes from my house we decided to pay a visit. This is somewhere i wiuld bring my own kids when they were small and it was...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic, we took out 4 year old and 9 year old here and they could believe their eyes ! You can rummage though loads of really precious stones from so many countries across the globe ! You can purchase different size bags...More

Thank Ross G
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went with the little one and grand parents. Nice way for a family to spend some time together. Very peaceful inside and there is a 18 hole putt-putt glow course with glow in the dark which was quite fun.

Thank Grant B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A fun place for all ages. We enjoyed the cave golf. If you have small kids they will love the scratch patch. Food didn't look appealing.

Thank Bonnie v
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Definitely plan a stop at the Mineral World, it was a real eye opener for us. The turning is right where they are building the new shopping Center on the main road - currently a construction site. We spent hours browsing in the shop which...More

Thank KrigGB
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is a combination of an exhibition and a shop, and they let you browse on your own without any pressures. There are cheap stones and jewellery and expensive ones as well, and if you like to create your own nicklages and armbands this is...More

Thank brit933
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Scratch Patch mineral world is a place close to Simon’s town where visitors can search through tumble polished gemstones that literally cover the floor of the place. One of the highlights of our trip for kids. Our kids just love buying these gemstones from coin...More

Thank Octavian D
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Kids can enjoy the scratch patch for a little while, but adults can spend hours in the curio shop and rock shop admiring the many interesting and varied crystals etc. Absolutely a must if this is your bag (pun intented). Unfortunately pricing is not always...More

Thank Thunderboltz
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Carolack
15 December 2016|
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Response from Coincut | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol I don't mind assisting, i know the scratch patch doesn't do it themselves, however I would be glad to help as we do not stay too far from there.
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