CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE SURFACE AND PRETORIA CITY TOUR (Full day ± 8hrs)

Hours allocated include travelling time

Cullinan Diamond mine make a perfect combination with Pretoria City tour.
Please note: Children below 10 years are not allowed to do the surface tour of the mine.

Departure time: Daily, at 8:00am

Pick up points
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, and work place, around Johannesburg, Johannesburg Central, South, North and North West, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways, Melrose Arch, Illovo, Randburg, Roodepoort,  Edenvale, Bedfordview, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Alberton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, O R Tambo International airport including accommodations around the area.

Minimum: 1 Person

 

   

 

Cullinan Diamond

Thomas Cullinan discovered a large Kimberlite pipe in 1902 east of Pretoria. Cullinan Diamond, an 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 surface tour

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.

 

Pretoria City

Pretoria is the Administrative Capital of South Africa.
It is popularly known as Jacaranda City due to thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets.
You will be professionally guided through the heritage sites of the city of Pretoria, receiving more knowledge about the history of South Africa.
You will be taken through the major sites of: The Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum and the Union Building.

From late September until mid November, Jacaranda’s bloom all over Pretoria and change the face of the city Purple.

 

Voortrekker monument

The voortrekker Monument is designed in honour of the Voortrekkers (Dutch People).The Wall of Heroes contains one of the World's longest Historical freezes. The Voortrekker Monument Museum is in the basement with information and interesting collections of the Great Trek era.

 

Paul Kruger house

The house was the home of President Paul Kruger of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. Kruger Museum House was opened to the public in 1937, and declared a National Monument in 1937.The museum consists of the Original house, two Display halls and Paul Kruger's State Railway Coach.

 

Union building

Union Buildings, is the official seat of the National government. At the beginning it housed the whole Public Service, Expansion and growth forced other Departments to go out. At present, it serves as administrative offices for the President, the Deputy President and part of foreign affairs.

For international visitors this iconic building is most memorable as the place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated in 1994 as the first democratically elected president of South Africa, a moment which was screened live on television to millions of viewers across the world.

It is an important South African heritage side.

Visitors are free to explore the terraced gardens that look out over the city. The impressive building is surrounded by pretty terraced garden that offer panoramic views over the city.

 

Mandela’s statue at the Union building

The largest statue in the world of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the Union building in South Africa, on Reconciliation Day ,the 16 December 2013; 24 hours after the revered former president was buried in his home village of Qunu.

The 9m (30ft), 4.5 tonne statue of Mandela was unveiled by president Jacob Zuma.

Unlike many Mandela statues around the world which have the former African National Congress leader displaying a clenched fist, symbolising his campaign against the racial segregation era of Apartheid, the new statue has his arms outstretched, seeming to call viewers into his embrace.
It was made by South African sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren.

 It stands overlooking Union Buildings' lawn.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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