Celebrating Diamond Month in South Africa

April is diamond month and I thought to myself what better way to celebrate then with a trip to South Africa.ツ Granted I am staying and exploring around Cape Town where there are no diamond mines - but lets face it Cape Town has just oodles more to do.ツ After spending a couple of days recovering from jet lag and visiting with friends, today started with a nice little abseiling adventure in Paarl.ツ The view from Paarl rock was stunning - the whole valley opened below us as we descended the 45 meters to the bottom.ツ It was a bit of a test before our big Kloofing/abseiling adventure weekend.ツ More details to come...

Diamond Fact: When diamonds were first discovered in South Africa the world believed that it was only a source for yellow diamonds and did not necessarily consider it a significant find.ツ It was not until the discovery of the Excelsior diamond, 971 3/4 ctツ "white" diamond, that the world began to take notice of South Africa as a viable and then significant resource for fine goods.