Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour

R1,800.00

Discount price is R700 for 2 or more people

Single Price: R1800

Shared Price: R1100

Description

Get your Rihanna on and “shine bright like a diamond” with Stephenson Adventures as you tour the world’s largest source of rare blue diamonds at Cullinan Diamond Mine.

Established in 1902, it claimed its place in history in 1905 with the discovery of the world’s largest uncut gem – a whopping 3106 carats. A tour of the mine will take you through some of the unique surface and underground mining methods practiced here.  After your tour, why not indulge in some retail therapy by purchasing a stone or two at the mine shop.

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

Itinerary

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.

  • Short video about the mine and the area around Cullinan
  • 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)