Cullinan Diamond mine underground tour

Cullinan undergroundThe Cullinan Diamond Mine is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds, including Type II stones, as well as being the world’s most important source of very rare blue diamonds.

Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds herald from Cullinan, and it continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship.

The Cullinan orebody contains a major diamond resource of 195 Mcts, suggesting a potentially long life for the operation of +50 years.

The Cullinan/Premier Diamond Mine is situated 40km east of Pretoria in the town of Cullinan. Situated within the 200 000 hectares of Dinokeng. Meaning the “place of rivers”, lying in the catchment area of the Olifant’s and Limpopo Rivers. This in African culture makes this a sacred place with great healing powers.

South Africa’s premium diamond underground mine tour at the Premier Diamond mine.

Tourists can take an underground tour of a working diamond mine, which involves changing into special safety gear and heading down in the cage to 763 meters below the surface. 

Temperature on the underground tour is a comfortable all year round.

Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
7-8hrs 160km 08:30  This is a underground tour only