A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company’s Garden and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions.
Tours of the Houses of Parliament can be arranged on weekdays, or you can buy a ticket to sit in the public gallery when Parliament is in session – you may even spot a member of Parliament on his or her way to “the office”. For those more interested in the building than the politicians, its impressive façade is best viewed from Plein Street.
Other nearby places of interest are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the V&A Waterfront.
- Phone: +27 (21)403 2911
- Website: http://www.parliament.gov.za
- Physical Address: Plein Street, Cape Town
PRINS & PRINS DIAMONDS MUSEUM OF GEMS AND JEWELLERY
This unique museum project takes visitors on a journey from when diamonds first began to form three billion years ago and their 150 km journey to the surface, following the unique path of South African diamonds from their origin in extinct volcanoes to the deposits along our coastline. Learn about unique and rare gemstones, and see how jewellery has changed through thousands of years. The story about South Africa’s mineral wealth is told, not only for diamonds, but also for our Platinum and Gold deposits.
This cultural village aims to remind us of our origin and serves as the reservoir for African knowledge pertaining to nature and traditions, giving us an opportunity to celebrate who we are through music (wonderful sounds from live bands) or from its’ distinct fineness of cuisine, topped up with African (local) arts and crafts.
Hot summer sun, extra long days and warm nights, sun-kissed skin and time to spend with loved ones; summer in Cape Town is the ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy getting closer to the spectacular nature that is within minutes from the bustling city.
Diamonds were formed three billion years ago by molecular-changing heat of around 1 300 °C, deep within the Earth’s crust. If you didn’t know that, then you have not been to the Cape Town Diamond Museum.
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