About Cullinan

Cullinan is situated in Northern Gauteng, in Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

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The Cullinan Diamond

The charming little village of Cullinan that has managed to hold on to much of its mine village character - its historic stone and corrugated iron mine workers’ houses, offices and churches a throwback to the mining times of the early 1900s - lies 30 kilometres east of Pretoria, and is a must on anyone’s itinerary when in this part of the world.

Cullinan is famous for the discovery of what became known as the Cullinan Diamond - the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found. The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who owned the diamond mine at the time. The stone, bought by the then Transvaal government was presented to King Edward VII and then cut into three large parts, an action deemed rather risky and difficult, but one that gave rise to the Great Star of Africa - the largest polished gem from the stone, also known as Cullinan I. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, known as the Lesser Star of Africa, is the third largest polished diamond in the world and part of the British crown jewels, on display in the Tower of London.

Cullinan’s Oak Avenue, richly lined with both Jacarandas and Oak trees, is a living museum and tribute to this era - beautifully preserved Edwardian period buildings complete with picket fences, cool porches, appealing little gardens and a number of restaurants and coffee shops. Cullinan still serves the premier mine, located on a rich diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe, the largest in South Africa. The mine is the third largest diamond producer in the country.

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Premier Hotel Cullinan

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Premier Hotel Cullinan

The Premier Hotel Cullinan is a historical landmark that will take you back in time. The hotel has 16 en-suites each ... more

Cullinan Diamond Inn

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Cullinan Diamond Inn

Affordable accommodation in Cullinan - The Cullinan Diamond Inn is situated in Oak Avenue, the most beautiful street in ... more

Abloom Bush Lodge and Spa Retreat

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Abloom Bush Lodge and Spa Retreat

In the beauty of an undiscovered bush valley you can find the 5 star equivalent Abloom Bush Lodge & Spa Retreat. Just ... more

Reviews of Cullinan

Great atmosphere, loved spending the day there. Enjoyed a meal and mine tour. Museum personell a bit weary...

Johann verhoef, Johannesburg

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