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Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour Packages

CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE
Thomas Cullinan discovered a large Kimberlite pipe in 1902 east of Pretoria. Cullinan Diamond, and incredible 3108 carat stone, warn by celebrities, royalty and Tycoons is named after him. The Diamond mine is also named after Thomas Cullinan. Over the years, more than 120 million carats have been mined at Cullinan mine.

Cullinan Diamond mine still produces 25% of the world’s biggest gem quality diamonds and is the only source of the rare type 2D diamond which is vivid blue in colour.

Recently the mine started a programme to increase the depth of the mine to 1000 metres. With the increase in depth it is expected that the mine will continue production for many years to come.


CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE SURFACE TOUR:
(Half day ±5 hours)

Hours allocated include travelling time.

The surface tour gives the visitor opportunity to view the following:
• 12 minutes Introductory DVD illustrating Diamond Mining Underground.
• Rough diamonds in the diamond House.
• Mine shafts Operation ,where the Kimberlite rock is mined 500m down to the Surface.
• 32 Hectare Big Hole where Volcanic eruption took place.
• Jewellery Shop selling exclusive jewellery

Children under 10 years are not allowed on tour.

 

CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE UNDERGROUND TOUR: (Full day ± 8 hours)

Hours allocated include travelling time.

You will be required to change into full protective clothing as worn by all of the diamond workers underground, to do the tour of a working mine. You will also receive a short training on the self-rescue pack which you will also be required to wear underground as well as your battery pack to light your very own cap mounted light. Fully equipped changing rooms are provided.

On the ground, you go 763m underground to view the following;

• Loading and tipping of ore
• Crushing of ore
• Rest area
• Admin offices
• Refuge Bay emergencies

 

 

 

On the Surface you visit the lookout point of the Big Hole, the Diamond cutting shop and the Jewellery Shop.

Cullinan underground tour is recommended for the physically fit visitors.
Children under 16 are not allowed on tour

Package inclusions:

• Return transport to the mine
• Entrance fee
• Guided tour

Lunch, if required is on own account

 

PICK UP POINT:
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, work place, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways, Randburg, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, O R Tambo International Airport including accommodations around the area.

MINIMUM:
1 Person

SURFACE TOURS:  
Daily: 08h00 Mornings Tours & 12h00 Afternoon Tours

UNDERGROUND TOUR:
Mondays & Fridays: 8:30am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 7:30am
Saturdays: 6:00am

Underground tour is not available on Sundays.

 

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.

 

 

 
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