About Scratch Patch at Simons Town

Southern Africa is often considered the "gemstone capital of the world" as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. For this reason, experiencing the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones is a must for visitors to Cape Town. One of the most popular and convenient places to see and buy gemstones in Cape Town - and see an amazing variety of gemstone products - is at The Scratch Patch and Mineral World outlet at Simon’s Town. (Also see the Scratch Patch at the V&A Waterfront).

Our original - and now world-famous - Scratch Patch was started in Simon’s Town in 1970. Here you can have lots of fun “scratching” for your favourite tumble-polished gemstones from thousands of polished stones that quite literally cover the floor. There are a wide variety of tumble-polished gemstones in the Scratch Patch, mostly popular Southern African stones such as Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jasper, Agates and Crystals. If you’re lucky, you might find virtually anything including Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and some really exotic stones.

You can purchase a small plastic bag or container ranging in price from R17 for a small bag to R95 for a larger container. What stones you put in your bag or container is up to you!

Need to Know

WhereDido Valley Road, Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town

WhenOpen Daily Monday to Friday from 08h3 to 16h45; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 09h00 to 17h30.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone Tel: (021) 786-2020

OvernightThe closest town is Simons Town, in Cape Town

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