Southern Africa is often considered the gemstone treasure chest of the world as almost half of the Earth's gemstones are found in this region.
While in Cape Town
, why don't you take the opportunity to discover this wealth and beauty firsthand.
At the Scratch Patches at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
, enjoy hunting through hundreds of thousands of polished gemstones that literally cover the floor to find the ones you fancy.
At the Mineral World gemstones shops, find a treasure ... from one-of-a-kind gemstone masterpieces to very reasonably-priced jewellery and gift items.
At Simon's Town you can also visit Topstones - the world's largest gemstone tumbling factory - and see how rough stone is polished.Where to StayCape Town Accommodation
options are numerous; with a large variety of different types spread throughout the Peninsula.Other Activities
See also Cape Town Things to Do
for various other activities.