Southern Sun The Cullinan, in Cape Town, has reopened its doors after an extensive refurbishment. This refurbishment includes the fitting of state-of-the-art technology in all conference centres, a live cooking grill at Peachtree Restaurant, a revamped pool deck with built-in braai and pizza oven, complete soft refurbishment of rooms, infrastructure improvements in bathrooms and significant upgrades to the hotel’s infrastructure.

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A Masterful Redesign

In its latest transformation, The Cullinan has adhered to a design philosophy that respects its timeless classical aesthetic while introducing a contemporary twist. This careful balance is evident from the moment guests arrive. The newly tiled marble port cochere now greets visitors with a sense of elegance, setting the tone for their stay.

The lobby maintains its familiar pillars, while embracing a lighter, more modern colour palette. Stone and light beige hues replace the former yellow tones, complemented by stylish furnishings and rich mahogany woodwork.

Modern Luxury in Every Detail

Each of the conference areas on the mezzanine floor has been outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, including built-in Wi-Fi speakers and individual plug points for each delegate. This modern approach ensures a seamless and productive experience for all events.

The hotel’s culinary offering has also seen significant upgrades. Peachtree Restaurant now features a live cooking grill. The menu offers a selection of South African dishes with a unique twist, reflecting the rich culinary heritage of the region.

The new pool deck patio, with its built-in braai and pizza oven, is perfect for alfresco dinners and intimate group gatherings. This space is poised to become a favourite for braai-style conference lunches and dinners.

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Enhanced Guest Rooms and Amenities

The Cullinan’s rooms have undergone a complete soft refurbishment. Each room now features advanced smart TVs, individual Wi-Fi access points, and updated lighting with dimmable options. Modern conveniences such as USB and USB-C ports, alongside standard plugs, are installed on both sides of the beds.

The bathrooms have been enhanced with illuminated mirrors, providing both functionality and style. The new infrastructure improvements, including updated air conditioning systems and optimised water temperature control, ensure a comfortable stay.

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A Commitment to Exceptional Hospitality

Behind the scenes, significant upgrades have been made to the hotel’s infrastructure, including new heat pumps, central air conditioning units, and hot water tanks. These changes guarantee that The Cullinan’s high standards of hospitality are maintained across all aspects of the guest experience.

Reflecting on the extensive refurbishment, GM Jacques Moolman remarks, “The Cullinan has always been a symbol of elegance and luxury. Our goal with this refurbishment was to honour our heritage while embracing the future. We believe we have succeeded in creating a space that offers both timeless beauty and contemporary comfort. We look forward to welcoming guests old and new to experience the enhanced Cullinan.”

An Invitation to Rediscover

Southern Sun The Cullinan’s is celebrating their re-opening, with the following offer:

Book before 12 July and enjoy an in-room bottle of bubbles and snack platter on arrival, a room turndown and after a night’s sleep and indulge in a buffet breakfast, all for R2500 per room per night for 2 people sharing. Two children under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing with adults in a Family Room.

For bookings and further information, please visit our website at or contact our reservation team on +27 21 415 4000.