Experience an underground tour of a real working diamond mine, or a surface mine tour for the more feint at heart. View the cutting and polishing of rough diamonds and buy sparkling diamond jewellery at Cullinan Diamonds for your loved one or as a treat for yourself.
Go on a half day or all-day tour to Cullinan. The unique village of Cullinan is the site of discovery of the largest diamond in the world. Equally sizeable is the gigantic hole created after a century of block caving mining activities. You can book an Underground Tour of the working diamond mine or, if that seems a little too claustrophic for you, a Diamond Safari Motorized Surface Tour can be arranged or a surface Walk Mine Tour. Visitors then have the opportunity to view the cutting and polishing of rough diamonds and to buy jewellery at Cullinan Diamonds. Between the headgear and shaft, and the open pit is the main street of the quaint village, where the history of the town unfolded. Techno-economic factors, war and disease greatly influenced the survival of the mining operations. These happenings have been encapsulated in the structures and equipment displayed around Cullinan. While you are out that way, be sure to visit the Sammy Marks Musuem, the Victorian style country mansion of SA's first industrialist and entrepreneur. It is set in a magnificent park-like garden and houses the unique collection of Victorian and personal effects of Bertha and Sammy Marks. Have tea under the shady trees in the tea-garden or enjoy a lovely Victorian picnic on velvet cushions.
Gold Reef City, based on a historical Johannesburg mining town, boasts a theme park with exciting rides and casino facilities. From Traditional African music and dance to the opportunity to go down a gold mine, good restaurants - enjoy fun in the sun.
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Centrally located in and around the suburbs of Rosebank, Johannesburg and ideal for both business and leisure travellers.