Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour

Discount is only for booking 2 or more people.

R2,400.00

Description

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. But have you
ever wondered what goes into finding and refining them?

Start your day off with Stephenson Adventures in Pretoria, South Africa’s
administrative capital. Known affectionately as “Jacaranda City” thanks to
the jacaranda trees that turn the city purple every October, you’ll trace
its fascinating history as you visit museums, national monuments and
magnificent towers.

After exploring Tshwane, you’ll head to the famous Cullinan Diamond Mine.
Cullinan claimed its place in history in 1905 with the discovery of the
world’s largest uncut gem – a whopping 3106 carats. Opened in 1902, it is
the world’s main source for rare blue diamonds. After a tour of the surface
mine, indulge in some retail therapy by purchasing a stone or two at the
mine shop. Here is the only place in the world you can buy the Cullinan
Star Cut Diamond – a unique 66 facet cut; laser inscribed as assurance of
the stone’s uniqueness.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees
  • Flexible start time and tour duration

Tour Starts: Flexible

Duration: Flexible

Description

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. But have you ever wondered what goes into finding and refining them?

Start your day off with Stephenson Adventures in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital. Known affectionately as “Jacaranda City” thanks to the jacaranda trees that turn the city purple every October, you’ll trace its fascinating history as you visit museums, national monuments and magnificent towers.

After exploring Tshwane, you’ll head to the famous Cullinan Diamond Mine. Cullinan claimed its place in history in 1905 with the discovery of the world’s largest uncut gem – a whopping 3106 carats. Opened in 1902, it is the world’s main source for rare blue diamonds. After a tour of the surface mine, indulge in some retail therapy by purchasing a stone or two at the mine shop. Here is the only place in the world you can buy the Cullinan Star Cut Diamond – a unique 66 facet cut; laser inscribed as assurance of the stone’s uniqueness.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees
  • Flexible start time and tour duration
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Paul Kruger Museum
  • Church Square
  • The Union Buildings
  • Short video about the mine and the area around Cullinan
  • Surface tour of an active diamond mine
  • Opportunity to purchase diamonds

We can fetch you from your current location and take you back. (Terms and conditions apply)

Upon collection from your hotel, you will receive a pre-departure briefing
from your personal tour guide before departing for Pretoria.

Our first stop is the massive granite structure of the Voortrekker
Monument. Situated prominently on a hilltop, it commemorates the
Voortrekkers – explorers who left the Cape Colony in search of new
opportunity between 1835 and 1854.

Another hilltop site awaits in the form of Freedom Park. Beautiful views
and award-winning architecture house a memorial which lists the names of
South Africans who died in the first and second world wards, as well as the
apartheid era. Next, we visit Paul Kruger Museum, which is the historical
residence of Boer leader and South African president Paul Kruger.

We find the historical city centre at Church Square, where the first church
was built in 1855 before stopping at the Union Buildings. The imposing
building that houses the official seat of government was designed by
renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker.

Our final stop is the open pit diamond mine of Cullinan. Watch a video that
gives an over view of the mine and Cullinan area. Proceed on a walking
surface tour of the mine. You’ll then have time to browse the souvenir
shop, where you’ll be able to purchase a diamond or three!

Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.