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Cullinan Diamond Mine

The small mining village of Cullinan, located east of Pretoria, gained world-wide attention with the discovery on June 25 1905 of an incredible 3108 carat stone, dubbed the Cullinan Diamond - the largest uncut diamond ever found. Over the years more that 120 million carats have been mined.

Other notable gemstones unearthed from the Cullinan Mines include the 755 carat Golden Jubilee, the 600 carat Centenary, and the 530 carat Great Star of Africa and the Lesser Star of Africa, both cut from the Cullinan diamond itself.

Today, the giant open pit mine at Cullinan is four times larger than the famous Big Hole of Kimberley! The Cullinan Mine is still fully operational, and in fact still produces 25% of the world's gem-quality diamonds. The Cullinan Mine conducts public tours of both the surface and underground operations. Tour operators explain the geological processes that are responsible for the creation of these illustrious gems. Learn how these diamonds are extracted from the earth and about the delicate cutting operations done by master diamond cutters.

In the centre of the Cullinan Diamond Mine Village is the Cullinan Square, adorned with 8 frescoes painted by Italian prisoners of war. The nearby McHardy House Mini Museum contains family photographs antique furnishings from William McHardy who was the 1st general manager of the Cullinan Mines, previously known as the Premier Mine.

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Premier Diamond Mine, Cullinan

A tour of the mine sheds some light on the process by which these most noble of the earths stones were formed under great pressure and heat millions of years ago, and on the way in which man extracts them from the earth and shapes them into the desirable objects

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Crown Cullinan Diamond 11

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cullinan

0.8km North East of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Self catering accommodation sleeps up to 8 in the charming town of Cullinan

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Dolphin Whisper Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cullinan

0.9km North East of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

DOLPHIN WHISPER Guest House & Spa Accommodation in Cullinan is situated in the centre of town, were everything is a walking distance. (Diamond Mine, Gym, Rugby field, Golf course, Squash courts, Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Historical buildings...

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Ma Tala Tala Wildlife Reserve

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cullinan

11.2km North West of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

.Ma Tala Tala Wildlife Reserve offers bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in the Dinokeng South area just north of Pretoria and Cullinan. Accommodation is available in the form of 12 chalets and an executive suite within the main building. I

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Riverside Kaia

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

12.2km South of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Riverside Kaia offers guests self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek in Pretoria East. Situated in the historic Donkerhoek and Diamond Hill area outside Pretoria along to N4 Highway towards Witbank. Riverside Kaia is on a 25 Ha farm along the Rhenosterf

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Pearl Guest House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

13.6km South of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Pearl Guest House offers self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek approximately 20 km east of Pretoria. We are near the N4 highway and several popular wedding venues and function/conference centres. The guest house is situated on a portion of the origina

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Sleeps: 17 in 5 units/rooms
From R 850,00
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Stumble Inn Game Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in De Wagensdrift

15.4km North West of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Stumble Inn offers self catering accommodation in Dinokeng North in the Dinokeng area north of Pretoria. We provide 5 self catering chalets sleeping a maximum of 20 people sharing. This self catering game lodge situated in the Leeuwkloof Valley Conservanc

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Sleeps: 47 in 7 units/rooms
From R 250,00
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KwaThabisile Game Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in De Wagensdrift

16.0km North West of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

KwaThabisile Game Lodge offers self catering accommodation in the Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy in the Dinokeng area, north of Pretoria in Gauteng. There are 7 self catering units (11 rooms in total) where we can accommodate up to 45 people comfortably, d

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Sleeps: 22 in 10 units/rooms
From R 900,00
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Guesthouse @ 56

Pretoria

16.0km South of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Guesthouse @ 56 is an elegant country guesthouse in Mooiplaats, Pretoria. The guesthouse is conveniently situated in the Mooiplaats area, south east of Pretoria, and just 4 km from the M6 and 6 km from the Silver Lakes Estate and Golf course. Our 7 semi-s

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Foundry Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

17.6km South West of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Foundry Guest Lodge provides guests with luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in Willow Acres in Pretoria. Willow Acres is located to the east of Pretoria and very close to the N4 highway, which makes for easy direct access into the Pretoria city cen

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Sleeps: 7 in 3 units/rooms
From R 650,00
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Beka Idube

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in De Wagensdrift

17.8km North West of center of Cullinan Diamond Mine

Beka Idube offers self catering tented accommodation near De Wagensdrift in the Dinokeng North area of Pretoria in Gauteng. We offer 3 bushveld luxury tents each sleeping 2 guests. (Regret No Children - or Pets). Beka Idube's tented camp is ideal for natu

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