Cape Town Diamond Museum


Located at the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront the Cape Town Diamond Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the dazzling world of diamonds.

The discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867 sparked a historic diamond rush, and had a profound impact on the diamond world: within a decade, 95% of all diamonds were coming from South Africa. Visitors will learn more about the history of diamonds, how they are formed and how they are cut and polished.

Explore the romance and realities of this fascinating era as we trace the stunning rise and famous rivalries of the local diamond industry.

Open from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week. Admission cost is R100 per person, while pensioners / senior citizens and children under 14 years are free. Guided Tours are available that last approximately 25-40 minutes. Maximum of 10 adults per tour at one time. For more details, visit

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