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.
Departure time: Daily, at 8:00am
Pick up points
Minimum: 1 Person
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.
Cullinan diamond surface tour
The surface tour gives the visitor opportunity to view the following:
Pretoria is the Administrative Capital of South Africa.
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 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.