Experience a day out on the Diamond Express

If you’re looking to visit the quirky and quaint town of Cullinan, the 19th-century diamond town located 50km east of Pretoria, why not arrive old-school style? Hop aboard the Diamond Express, a steam train that departs from Hermanstad Station in Pretoria and arrives in Cullinan three hours later.


Train to Cullinan #travel #train #steamtrain #cullinan #fun
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The trip to Cullinan follows a route passing familiar sights such as the Union Buildings, Loftus Verfveld rugby stadium and the Pretoria station building, which dates back to 1910. You’ll have plenty of time to photograph these sights as you chug along on the Diamond Express. The natural scenery en route to Cullinan also makes for great photographs.

















Stimela esihambe ngamalahle..... #pretoria ---------> #cullinan #fun #Laughter #train #southafrica
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Even the train itself is worthy of photographs.


I'm on my way, on my way #train #work #teambuilding #cullinan and back.
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Oh what does this button do. #train #fun #adventure #sundayfun #cullinan #lunchtime #work
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1940's Steam train leaving Cullinan railway station #photography #aerial #Cullinan #train #steamtrain
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Once the Diamond Express arrives in Cullinan you’ll discover a wonderful variety of activities and entertainment for you and the family to enjoy. A diamond mine tour, unusual restaurants, coffee shops and bars, and funky antique shopping will all keep you entertained.
























Quirky decor
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Artwork in it's purest ❤️ #antique #old #Cullinan #SmallTown #TinCups #ILoveit
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#cullinan #exploringsa #lazysundays #barhopping
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Antic shop in cullinan. #cullinan #southafrica #anticshop #messy #colourfull #photography #travel
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For more information about the Diamond Express trip to Cullinan, visit the Friends of the Rail website.