Day trip

Cullinan Diamond Mine & Pretoria Full Day Tour

Day trip

Cullinan Diamond Mine & Pretoria Full Day Tour

From US$ 113.50 per person

Visit the Cullinan Diamond mines and see the source of many of the most renowned diamonds in the world. Learn about the industry of diamond mining in South Africa and the history of the practice in Pretoria.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick up from Johannesburg and surrounding areas. Please note that the pick-up might take up to one hour. Based on the hotel location, you will be picked up between 8am-9am.


  • Visit the famous Cullinan diamond mines
  • Witness the historical monuments such as the Paul Kruger House and Voortrekker Monument
  • Learn about the discovery of the administrative capital known as "Jacaranda City"
  • See the Union Buildings
Full description
Get a glimpse into a fascinating part of South Africa's history with a visit to the famous Cullinan diamond mines, operated for many years by the De Beers mining company. Take a trip to the mine which is situated 40km east of Pretoria in a town called Cullinan. The tour covers the history of the mine and geological processes that are responsible for the creation of diamonds. Learn about the discovery of the administrative capital known for it's Jacaranda-lined avenues, fascinating architecture and historical monuments such as Paul Kruger House, built in 1884.  Visit the Voortrekker Monument situated in Pretoria in a nature reserve - a monument that commemorates the history of South Africa and the history of the Afrikaaners. Whilst here also take a peek at the Union buildings with an experienced guide who will explain their history and function. 
  • Return transport from Johannesburg and surrounding areas
  • Entrance to Kruger House
  • Entrance to Cullinan Diamond mine
  • Entrance to Voortrekker Monument
  • A walk through the grounds of the Union Buildings
  • Bottled Water
  • Lunch

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  • Departs daily: Monday to Sunday (excluding 16th & 25th of December)
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

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We enjoyed the trip to the Cullinan Mine, though we were a bit surprised that only the old rusty installations were shown. We didn't see the new facilities of the mine's area. In the afternoon we went to Pretoria. We very much enjoyed visiting the Voortrekker Monument and the Kruger House, both great historical sites. We felt that half a day in Pretoria (coming from Jo'burg) is too short to see it all. A full-day Pretoria tour should be offered to the visitors -- we didn't see the Union Buildings from nearby unfortunately. And there is so much more to see! Our guide Sam was kind and professional; we were glad to have him join us.

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April 2, 2023

Our guide on this tour was Vincent. He did an excellent job explaining to us Voortrekker movement, covering important details that tie into the history of South Africa. After the tour we really had a deep understanding of important dates and historical figures. He was also very professional and fun.

April 2, 2023

it was great to have a guide and chauffeur to get to the places. however, it was not very well planned: we arrived 1 hour too early to the guided tour of cullinan and bought coffee for everybody while waiting. we ended up having lunch at a fast food, although we would have preferred something more south african and we felt like obliged to invite the guide and chauffeur. the guide knew very little about the history of Paul Kruger and the afrikaners. they did not know that the union buildings were closed on saturday and we lost time looking for the entrance without success.

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 185654