I can’t believe I have never been to Cullinan before, It is truly a hidden gem. I would compare the quaintness of Cullinan to Dullstroom or Clarens but without the long drive from Joburg.
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Short holiday at it's best!
We were forced into the week spending in Cullinan due to my son's rugby tour and boy, did we get a supprise. Every morning we would visit the boy, give some cooldrink and refreshments for the day at the rugby tour place of stay and then the wife and I would drive and visit every little nook and crook of the area and enjoy the local hotel and surrounding restaurants in Cullinan, talking when we would come again where we would stay, and do what! The old museums, shops etc.....what a place of history to visit.
Cullinan - A glimpse of history
I hate big cities. I grew up in one and I had had enough to last me a life time. Cullinan is one of those little gems that is hidden away, but if you take the time to look, you may just be pleasantly surprised.I used to stay at a Guesthouse called Mystique, and whenever I had to go to Pretoria, I would rather stay there than anywhere in Pretoria. The town has that lush rural feel to it, and one still gets the sense that time is not rushing by as fast there. The special attraction to me is the rich history associated with the town. I love history and the the discovery of diamonds and gold have...see more
A living diamond story
In 1902 Thomas Major Cullinan finally succeeded in his quest to acquire Portion 3 of the farm Elandsfontein northeast of Pretoria in the firm belief that the farm hosted a diamondiferous pipe. He established the Premier Diamond Mine, where his belief was soon vindicated when in 1905 the world's largest ever rough gem-quality diamond to date at 3106 carat was discovered, a mere 11m below surface. The diamond was named after Cullinan, was bought from the mine by the Transvaal Government, and donated to King Edward VII on his 60th birthday. The British Royal Family had the stone cut into 9 smalle...see more
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