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Day trip to Cullinan

The quaint Victorian village of Cullinan is a short 30 minutes drive from Pretoria and less than an hour from Johannesburg.

Cullinan’s streets are lined with giant oak trees and Edwardian houses, as well as a number of coffee cafes and art shops.

The town also features original stone miner’s cottages, a beautiful old train station and the prestige 9 hole Cullinan Golf Course.


The Cullinan Diamond Mine, probably the most popular attraction in Cullinan, offers visitors an informative glimpse into the operations and history of this historic mine where the world’s biggest diamond was found in 1905.

CullinanThe famed Cullinan Diamond was found by Thomas Evan Powell, a miner who brought it to the surface and gave it to Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company on January 26, 1905. The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine.

The Cullinan Diamond, the largest in the world at 3,106 carats, was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to the ruling King of the United Kingdom at the time, King Edward VII.

The diamond was cut into 9 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments and placed in the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

A surface tour of the Cullinan Premier Mine lasts between 1 – 2 hours. For more information, call the mine at +27 12 734 0260 .

Situated in the north-east corner of Gauteng province, Cullinan exhibits some fine examples of classic architecture that have survived the ages as well as many other historical and cultural attractions, including murals painted by Italian prisoners of war during World War II, St George’s Anglican Church, the Sammy Marks Museum and Cullinan Statio


Town Co-ordinates: 25°40′22″S 28°31′15″E

Driving Distance from Pretoria CBD: 37,6 kilometers. Includes R10.00 toll gate.

Directions: Take the N4 freeway towards Witbank until you reach the Rayton / Bapsfontein off-ramp. From the off-ramp turn left towards Rayton. Pass the Zonderwater prison on your right. Continue until you find Cullinan.

town_of_cullinan_images_5_2 About Cullinan Cullinan is famous for the discovery of what became known as the Cullinan Diamond – the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found…
things-to-do-100 Cullinan: Things to do Whether you’re looking to spend some cash in one of the little shops, or enjoy a delicious lunch with friends or take a lazy stroll down the historical street, there is much to see and do in Oak Avenue.
Diamond-Lodge-001-100 Accommodation in Cullinan Accommodation in Cullinan area…

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