Cullinan was established in 1903 and is appreciated as a diamond mine and historical village. On 25 January 1905 history was made when the world’s largest diamond (3106 carats) was found in Cullinan.
The diamond called “The Cullinan Diamond” was named after the owner of the farm where the diamond was mined, Thomas Major Cullinan. With the mine increasing in size, a need arose for a railway as well as a hospital which was constructed in 1907. Presently the mine still yields 25% of the world’s biggest diamonds of over 400 carats.
Sites well worth visiting in Cullinan include: The McHardy House Museum (first house built in the village), the viewpoint over the open-cast Premier Mine, The Cullinan Recreation Centre (built in 1912) and, of course, golf lovers will find the Cullinan Golf Club, which opened in 1905, fascinating.
To the question “Do you know what my favourite part of the game is?” Mike Singletary answered “The opportunity to play”. The early residents would seem to agree with Mike’s sentiments, since they had three rugby teams, two football teams, and three tennis clubs as early as 1908. Naturally the Premier Mine golf club was opened even before that in 1905.
Exciting activities like abseiling, horseback riding, quad bike tours, hot air balloon flights, micro-light flips and gorge-slides can be encountered in Cullinan. Followed by a relaxing afternoon spent exploring Oak lane and discovering the endless coffee shops , restaurants, jewellery stores and art shops residing here. If you feel like pumping iron, the local gym is also only 100 meters away from the golf course.