Just 20 minutes’ drive east of Pretoria, the mining town of Cullinan is home to the Premier Diamond Mine, also known as the Cullinan Mine. Daily tours of the mine are open to the public and explore both underground and surface operations including the mine shaft, hoist room, big hole, and the display room. The geology of the area is also explained, as is the mining process. Impressive displays of diamond cutting reveal the skill and mastery required to transform a diamond from a rough stone into a sparkling faceted gem. This is all the more than awe-inspiring and a definite must-see!