It is not for nothing that southern Africa is often considered the ‘gemstone capital of the world’ as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found here. Now visitors to Cape Town can experience the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones for which this area is famous. One of the most popular and convenient places to see and buy gemstones and gemstone products is at The Scratch Patch and Mineral World outlet at the V&A Waterfront. You could spend a delightful hour or two selecting a choice of semi-precious stones. Mineral World offers you a large range of gemstone products, including unusual stone specimens, gem-stone carvings and jewellery – from inexpensive gifts to investment gems. Come and pick your own gemstones in the Scratch Patch. You never know what you might find.