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Southern Sun The Cullinan

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8/10

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Highlights

- 394 contemporary rooms and suites
- Close to V&A waterfront
- Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and spa
- Wheelchair accessible rooms available

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Overview

The stylish and grand Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel is located in the Cape Town Foreshore, within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town city centre. Impressively opulent reception areas greet guests on arrival, and this contemporary elegance is evident throughout the hotel. 394 well equipped rooms command spectacular views over Table Mountain, the waterfront, harbour and city. The hotel features an outdoor pool and terrace, an indoor heated pool, a fully-equipped gym and a spa. Superb meals are served in the restaurants and a resident sommelier is on hand to assist in pairing the best Cape wines with fine cuisine.

The accommodation comprises 208 standard rooms, 164 family rooms, 4 executive rooms and 18 suites. Standard rooms have a maximum capacity of 2 people and include queen sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar. For extra luxury, the Executive Rooms and Suites have king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, and generally a bit more space. The Family Rooms accommodate a maximum of 4 people and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.

The Peach Tree restaurant offers a full daily breakfast menu, and buffet dinner comprising Cape Malay fusion dishes along with fresh meals served from the chef stations. Lunch is only served on Sundays, and High Tea is served during high season. The Stella Cafe and Bar serves delicious tapas and refreshing cocktails by the pool.

Activities on offer at the hotel include swimming in either of the two pools and making use of the comprehensive gym facilities. Capetown and the surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and excursions. The hotel is just steps away from the Victoria & Albert Waterfront Shopping Centre, the Artscape Theatre, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Alternatively, guests can venture further to explore Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned, hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain, or spend a day at one of Cape Town’s many beaches; Boulder Bay is a great place for spotting wild penguins.

Children are more than welcome. The Family Rooms are big enough to comfortably accommodate up to four people and there are plenty of family-friendly activities in the surrounding area to keep children entertained. Parents should note that the outdoor pool is not fenced and that children must be supervised at all times.

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Average Rating

based on 503 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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