The Cullinan Diamond Mine
The unique village of Cullinan, named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, bears the distinction of being the site of discovery of the world's largest diamond. On the 25th January 1905 a diamond with the mass of 3,106 carats in its uncut state was found in the side-wall of the open pit. That’s a very brief history of the Cullinan Diamond - so we don't spoil your tour. It is still the largest gemstone ever found.
Two of the stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond are now found in the British Crown Jewels; the 530-carat "Star of Africa", which is set in the septre and the 317-carat "Lesser Star of Africa" which is set in the Imperial State Crown. For those with an adventurous spirit and the time to spare: Book an Underground Tour of a working Diamond Mine, Motorized Surface Tour, Walking Surface Tour or a Tram ride through the historical village of Cullinan.
The Tour at a Glance