Visit Cullinan and experience its rich history for yourself with a stay for two at The Cullinan Premier Hotel. Each of the hotel’s suites are individually decorated with attention to detail, and in keeping with the vintage theme of the hotel. If you’re looking for a wonderful stay with an all-inclusive spa package and breakfast (or light lunch), Egyptian cotton sheets, cosy bar and restaurant, then the Cullinan Premier Hotel won’t disappoint.
Things to do in Cullinan
Visit the picture-perfect Victorian village of Cullinan for a lesson in diamond mining and an afternoon walking oak-lined streets. Cullinan made its name as a mining settlement in 1905 after the discovery of the world’s largest diamond, which now sits in Queen Elizabeth’s crown, displayed at the Tower of London.
The lucky discovery of the Cullinan Diamond
The Cullinan Diamond Pipe, where the Cullinan diamond was discovered only 9m from the surface, is believed to be the oldest diamond pipe in the world. Diamonds are still occasionally found there, even though it’s unlikely you will discover one yourself, do place the working diamond mine tour on your list of things to do in Cullinan.
Witness a throwback to Victorian times when visiting Cullinan’s favourite tourist destination - Oak Avenue. Oak Avenue is a living museum lined with giant oak trees, beautifully restored old Victorian houses, art galleries, quirky shops, cafés and inviting restaurants. A seemingly popular restaurant choice among visitors is Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas. Read more about Cullinan on our blog by following this link.
Noteworthy landmarks in Cullinan:
- The Big Hole, caused by the removal of more than 300 million tons of ore in search of diamonds.
- The Cullinan Mystique, a historic building that houses a collection of murals painted by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War.
- 70 McHardy House Museum, the home of William McHardy, who was the first mine manager.
- The St George’s Anglican Church
- The Zonderwater Prison, which commemorates Italian prisoners of war.
Things to do in the surrounding area
Calabash Safari Cycle Tours
If you’re looking for a unique way of experiencing the bushveld, then get in touch with Calabash Cycling Tours and Safaris for a tour of Dinokeng Game Reserve on bicycle. Guests are welcome to bring their own bicycles or rent one from the host. Viewing wildlife out in the open, unobstructed by a vehicle, is a wonderful opportunity to embrace nature and let go of stress.
Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park
If you love wildlife, especially monkeys and chimpanzees, then you should venture to Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park for the morning or afternoon. The park is home to South Africa’s largest primate collection, exotic birds, and predators like rare white lions and cheetahs. Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park has both zoo and sanctuary status, and is a member of the Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria.
Aloe Creek Farm
Aloe Creek Farm is a fisherman’s delight with superb fishing opportunities along a 1km stretch of the Eland’s River, which the farm occupies. This prime fishing destination is home to barbel, bass, and carp. Please be aware of SASSI’s strict guidelines when fishing. Contact Aloe Creek Farm for their rates.
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