Cullinan is a beautiful old Edwardian mining town which is an 84 km drive from O.R. Tambo International and 51 km from Church Square, Pretoria.
Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. It continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship. The public can purchase diamonds at Cullinan.
Noteworthy landmarks in Cullinan include the 32ha hole that was created through the removal of more than 300 million tons of ore in search of diamonds. The Cullinan hole is 4 times bigger than the one at Kimberly.
Cullinan Mystique is a historical building that dates back to 1904 and houses a collection of murals painted by Italian prisoners-of-war during World War ll. This was only discovered during later renovations of the building.
Oak Avenue is the main street in Cullinan which is lined with jacaranda and oak trees. It is a living museum and favourite destination amongst tourists. The St. Georges Anglican Church is a beautiful old stone building which was designed by Sir Thomas Baker. It is a popular attraction as it was the first church built in this historic village. Cullinan is well known for weddings, conferences, functions and accommodation venues.
Ariska Schoombee (Cullinan Tourism & Diamond Chamber of Commerce)
Tel +27 12 305 2501
Cell: +27 71 683 9180