Set high along the edge of an ancient ravine surrounded by pristine magnificence is Little Eden - a nature lover's paradise with spectacular views and every convenience.
This rustic resort tucked away on a game farm is one of those rare places where man and nature exists in perfect harmony, an ideal escape from city madness, and a shrine to inner serenity.
The chalets are stone, timber and thatch and are perfectly positioned to ensure privacy and every opportunity to admire the beautiful and tranquil setting. Enjoy gentle meanders, or stimulating hikes through the mountain kloofs, rich in bird-life and small game.
Every attention has been given to the authentic bushveld setting with the self-catering units seamlessly combining modern Africana with the traditional farmhouse décor, including an old-fashioned claw bath in the luxurious bathroom.
Set your own pace on walks through scenic mountain kloofs where the rock pools will tempt you to stop for a drink. And for those wanting a gentle option, simply sit and absorb the peace and beauty of your surroundings, gaze out over the bushveld rich in bird-life and small game. Perhaps you might indulge in a little fishing as the resort is an angling dream with exciting river fishing opportunities.
Even more, the resort is a mere 12 kilometre drive from the town of Cullinan where you can explore museums, interesting shops, pubs and restaurants.
Quirky and quaint, the town of Cullinan's reputation for yielding some of the largest diamonds ever discovered, make it a fascinating destination.
The town’s focal point is Oak Avenue, which is lined with jacaranda and oak trees, cottages with intricate wrought-iron work and picket fences, bric-a-brac shops, restaurants, and the must-visit Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas (literally, 'Jan Harmsgat's back garden'), a garden theatre-cum-gallery that rarely fails to delight visitors with its junkyard glamour.
Diamond mine tours are de rigueur when visiting Cullinan, choose a surface, motorised, or underground tour of the working mine. Cullinan's open-cast mine is among the biggest in the world, 3 times the size of the more famous Kimberley Big Hole.
When you've finished ogling this enormous crater, visit the Diamond Hub next door, where you'll be able to see replicas of the mine's most famous gems and diamond-cutting demonstrations.
Check out the historical and cultural attractions in Cullinan including murals painted by Italian prisoners of war during World War II, St George's Anglican Church designed by Sir Herbert Baker, the Sammy Marks Museum and Cullinan Station.
Dig below Cullinan's surface and you'll find fascinating stories. Take a local tour with a specialised guide or visit game ranches, go for outdoor sports, adventure activities and steam train trips. Cullinan village sparkles for more than its famous diamonds.
We recommend a car when visiting this resort, and you’ll be thankful because within a pleasant driving distance, you’ll find a Casino (80km), horse-riding, water sports, golf and much more.
Of course, you really don’t have to leave the resort to experience a holiday full of relaxation, fun and wonder. Onsite you’ll be able to take in the magnificent natural surrounds and wildlife on one of the hiking trails by foot, or on one of the rental bicycles.
A haven for families, there’s a plethora of resort action-packed activities right at the resort with rocky outdoor pool, kids’ playground, games room, indoor spa, fully-equipped gym with sauna, BMX track, volley ball, badminton, trampoline; full tennis courts; river fishing; or simply passing time by the resort’s very own waterfall.
Units may be rustically themed, but they’re built for comfort all year round with air-conditioning for summer and oil heaters for winter; barbecue facilities; outside patio; full kitchens with microwave; all linen and towels provided; and units are serviced daily.
Whoever you are and whatever your preferences, you’ll see why this idyllic getaway promises a holiday in a lifetime.