Introducing Cullinan –
Cullinan is a small and tranquil mining town in Guateng Province, located approximately thirty kilometers away from the capital city – Pretoria. Over the time, it has become a tourist destination as an increasing number of visitors and local city slickers from nearby Johannesburg and Pretoria visit this place to escape from the bustle of city lifestyle. However, Cullinan is a town that is rich in history, noteworthy sightings, fun-filled activities and much more things to do. Besides, the town is the home to Cullinan Diamond Mine – the largest and most productive mine in South Africa tucked away in the beautiful village of Cullinan and situated about 30 kilometers east of Pretoria.
What Makes Cullinan Diamond Mine Famous –
Over the years, the Diamond mine has garnered attention from world-wide travel enthusiasts with the magnificent discovery of in 1905 of an incredible 3000 carat stone – Cullinan Diamond, which is the largest uncut diamond ever found. The world’s richest source of rare blue diamonds, Cullinan Diamond Mine is considered as the home to one of the most precious stones ever discovered – the 1905 Cullinan Diamond. However, the carrot-shaped volcanic pipe mine remains as a working example of a diamond operation.
Planning to Visit Cullinan Diamond Mine –
If you want to take in the old-world charm of the place on vacation, consider booking a personalized Cullinan Diamond Mine tour and discover its iron buildings, miner’s houses, mine offices, churches and many more. From the architectural splendor of South Africa’s administrative capital – Pretoria to the brilliance of precious diamonds, this tour to Cullinan Diamond Mine is must-do. While heading down with the miners, you can walk through a labyrinth of old tunnels and watch the conveyors moving tirelessly as well as known as know about the history and geology of the area.
But before booking Cullinan Diamond Mine tour, you should know a few important facts about Culinan:
Interesting Facts to Know about Cullinan Diamond –
Cullinan Diamond Mine is a carrot-shaped volcanic pipe with a surface area of 42 hectares – about 40 soccer pitches.
The origin of diamonds at Cullinan creates a mystique and romantic ambiance.
The 1905 Cullinan Diamond was given to King Edward the VII on his 66th birthday.
Usually a 1.00ct diamond weighs .2g; but the weight of the famous Cullinan Diamond 3106ct was 621.2g.
Why Do You Take a Trip to Cullinan Diamond Mine –
Taking a Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour offers a unique opportunity to embark on both surface and underground ensuring fun-filled and educational experiences. A well-known tour operators like Mount Zion Tours and Travels will provide you a professional tour guide to explain how geology plays an integral part in the creation of the precious gem on the earth – the diamond, including the extraction and cutting process of these stones. Booking a Cullinan Diamond Mine tour with Mount Zion Tours and Travels can ensure a wonderful excursion for the whole family. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and discuss about exploring the South African magnificence – Cullinan Diamond Mine!
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