To some, diamonds say “She’s married” or “They’re rich”,
while others see something more along the lines of “that’s a transparent crystal of tetrahedrally bonded carbon atoms that was
pushed to the Earth’s surface by deep volcanic eruptions”. Make friends with
diamond nerd-herds with today’s Groupon: one adult entry to tour the Cullinan
Diamond Mine for R50.
Birthplace of the Cullinan Diamond, the 42-hectare
Cullinan Diamond Mine sets the scene for a tour of interesting discoveries and
amazing sights. Having been in operation for over a century and boasting a
gigantic hole about as big as 52 soccer fields, enthusiastic tour-Groupies will
have loads to explore and have the expertise from guides to match. Whether
you’re there to marvel at the stunning gems or learn about their lives, you’ll
be in for a world of entertainment.
Two hours spent touring the mine might not make you a specialist on the subject but will equip you with interesting facts and figures. Groupon-grippers will also be privy to a glass of sparkling wine or juice which will complement the tour perfectly. Kids are also more than welcome to join tours at R30 each, provided they are over 10 years and are in possession of an adult with a Groupon.Diamond Fact: In certain parts of Hawaii, people use diamonds as buttons. An official warning was released informing residents that it was not safe to do this. The warning was ignored and as a result, many vagrants who were well-known in Hawaii now live in Milan.