Cape Town Diamond Museum
South Africa is well-known for its diamond exports, and now the history of our diamond trade is being immortalised in the Cape Town Diamond Museum. The first of its kind in the Mother City, the museum was recently opened in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront. At the museum you will find an entire display that tracks the journey of diamonds in our country. You'll get to see how they were shaped deep beneath the earth billions of years ago, then how they were sorted, cut and polished. As South Africa was home to some of the world's largest, most treasured stones, including the Cullinan, the Hope and the Taylor Burton, you'll even be witness to exact replicas of these well-known diamonds. The museum also traces our diamond history through the ages, starting from when diamonds were first discovered in South Africa in 1867, to the manic diamond rush, and ending with more recent discoveries. Located closely to the gateway to the world-famous Robben Island, it is conveniently located for visitors and locals alike. We think it's a definite must-see attraction for anyone passing by and a prized hot spot that only adds to Cape Town's dazzling appeal. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is on the 1st Floor of The Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 9pm. For more information, go to capetowndiamondmuseum.org or call 021-421-2488 to book a guided tour.