Cullinan, South Africa’s diamond in the rough

This South African treasure is located only 30kms outside of Pretoria and happens to be the birthplace of the world’s biggest Diamond, but this is not all this hidden gem has to offer. Cullinan holds a plethora of decadent attractions to set your senses alight.

Photo by Leona J.

Close by lies the cultural melting pot of Dinokeng, which is hometo TswanaPediAfrikaansNdebele, English and Tsonga-speaking people. Visit Anglo-Boer War blockhouses, battle sites, cemeteries and forts. or visit the various game reserves and grasslands.

Cullinan houses some of the most incredible restaurants in the country and is making waves in the ‘fusion food’ industry. Restaurant Albizia will amaze and inspire you, with its unusual approach and extraordinary flavours.The menu changes daily and food is served according to season, what’s fresh and what eclectic chef Lientjie Denton feels like cooking

To fully appreciate this amazing place, pack a copy of anything written by Virginia Woolf, frequent antique stores to find some vintage delights and turn your life into an excerpt by Meryl Streep in ‘Out of Africa.’