While TV shows and global brand advertising like to promote winter wonderlands and white Christmasses, South African’s will know that the best way to celebrate on Christmas Day, or during the Festive Season, is with a good-old-fashioned braai. So, prep the Weber and try Monkey Chum’s Grilled Halloumi Salad on your next Little Eden breakaway:
Many South African families, and international guests, have journeyed to Cullinan to explore Oak Avenue’s treasures. Eateries, souvenir shops and old-timey photo spots call the original town’s buildings home and the bustling main street makes for an exciting outing. Visitors to the region also likely visit the museums and enjoy a tour of the diamond mines. If you haven’t yet had this opportunity, which we highly recommend, allow us to share some insights into the famous Cullinan diamond.
In these trying COVID-19 times, which have rather swiftly grown to be our new reality, with its unprecedented changes and undoubtedly a few drastic regulations – we certainly long for those easier summer pool-days lounging next to the crystal clear waters, carefree. A time when soaking in the warm African sun, day-dreaming of all the beautiful things in life and slowly sipping on a cold refreshment was done without a worry in the world.
The Cullinan Diamond Mine is one of the many attractions, where you can go to when visiting Little Eden. There is a lot of hype regarding the Cullinan Diamond Mine; it might be because of the chance to see an actual mined diamond in the flesh, or it could be because of the numerous tours that take place at the mine. Whatever your reasons for visiting the mine, you will not regret it, as there is something for the entire family to enjoy. From entering the shafts to visiting the display room, Cullinan Diamond Mine is a must-go.
There have been a lot of prominent discoveries at the Cullinan Diamond Mine since Frederick Wells Discovered the renowned Cullinan Diamond. In May 2008, a sparkling 101.27-carat diamond was uncovered. This diamond, which was about the size of a ping pong ball, was sold for 6.2 million dollars in Hong Kong.
Whether your preference is the history of the mine or simply just wanting to view the big mine hole, this place is a most definite to have on your agenda when in the Little Eden region.