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Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CAPE TOWN


Travellers to Cape Town are always in for a treat. We list the useful information about Cape Town, to get you ready for the vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan city as we answer the six most common questions asked about Cape Town.

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4000 carat rough tanzanite on display at Shimansky Cape Town

4 000 CARAT TANZANITE AMAZES AT SHIMANSKY CLOCK TOWER


Visitors to the Shimansky Diamond Experience at the Clock Tower, Waterfront in Cape Town can view a 4 000 carat rough Tanzanite on display. This magnificent gem originates from Tanzania, at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which remains the world's only known source of Tanzanite to date.

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Heritage Day South Africa

THINGS TO DO ON HERITAGE DAY


Heritage Day is a holiday in celebration of South Africa's diverse cultures. View our top picks of things to do to in Cape Town, to celebrate this day. Discover the best that South Africa has to offer. Cape Town is home to a rich history, a rare floral kingdom and Table Mountain, one of the 7 New Natural Wonders of the World.

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Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower, Cape Town

CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM - A TRIPADVISOR FAVOURITE


Embark on a journey of discovery at the Cape Town Diamond Museum, located in the heart of Cape Town at the world-famous V&A Waterfront. With multiple five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, the Cape Town Diamond Museum remains one of the best tourist destinations in Cape Town.

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Cape Town City

HOW SAFE IS CAPE TOWN FOR TOURISTS?


One of the most frequently asked questions when travelling to South Africa is "How safe is Cape Town for Tourists?" To answer this question, we look to our long-standing relationships in the tourism industry for the latest, accurate information.

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Cape Town Diamond Museum

CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM


South Africa has one of the richest diamond legacies in the world, and it’s not surprising that the stories of its diamond heyday are full of adventure and intrigue; rivalry, betrayal and uneasy partnerships; spectacular discoveries, back-breaking toil and incredible wealth.

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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

THE LATEST ABOUT WATER IN CAPE TOWN – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


From breathtakingly beautiful mountains to extraordinary ocean views, there’s no shortage of things-to-do in the Mother City. No wonder this extraordinary city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. However, last year travellers were left high and dry after the City of Cape Town announced one of the world’s most desirable destinations is about to be left without water.

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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

THE SHIMANSKY SECRET DIAMOND CHAMBER EXPERIENCE


Cape Town’s tour guides and operators know well that high-end visitors to the Mother City most appreciate exclusive experiences and highly personalised attention. Shimansky’s Secret Diamond Chamber Experience at The Rockwell has been specifically designed to provide an elite, intimate diamond tour.

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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

WHY IS TANZANITE SO POPULAR AMONGST TOURISTS?


Tanzanite was discovered in 1967, and named after its country of exclusive origin, Tanzania, a year later. In the world of gems, it’s the latest addition but it has quickly become sought after, especially by tourists who want a tanzanite experience as part of their African travels.

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Biggest Diamond Consumer | Shimansky

THE SHIMANSKY DIAMOND EXPERIENCE AT THE ROCKWELL


The Shimansky Diamond Experience at The Rockwell, which was launched almost a year ago, provides Cape Town’s tour guides and operators with exceptional, tailor-made diamond tours that completely delight their clients.

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