A guided surface tour of a The Cullinan Diamond mine, with highlights including an introductory screening of underground operations, a tour of the Diamond Display Room as well as the Winding Engine Room – the heart of the shafts operation, and a stop at the Lookout point from where the Big Hole can be seen. Visitors can also view or buy diamonds at The Diamond Cutting and Jewellery shop. No under 10s are allowed on the tour.
“Our guide Fran shared her encyclopaedic knowledge of the feats of engineering and the mind-boggling statistics involved in getting diamonds out of the ground and then sorting, grading, cutting and polishing them. Add to this the miles of conveyor belts, giant metal structures, thick cables and winding wheels of this massive operation and you will begin to appreciate why the finished product is so expensive.” Read Nicola Beach’s review of the Cullinan Diamond Mine Surface Tours.