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News and Awards

Find out what is happening at The Cullinan hotel in Cape Town. Read the latest news and press releases to keep up to date.

Travellers' Choice Award 2020

Southern Sun The Cullinan is a proud recipient of the 2020 Travellers' Choice Award. TripAdvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence 2019

Southern Sun The Cullinan has been awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence.

Certificate of Excellence 2018

Southern Sun The Cullinan is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Southern Sun The Cullinan has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award in the accommodation category.

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Southern Sun The Cullinan has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for superior service.

New Boutique Spa

Escape to the Southern Sun The Cullinan’s New Boutique Spa

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Escape to the Southern Sun The Cullinan’s New Boutique Spa

Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun The Cullinan is a well-known landmark at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront. The hotel is renowned for its luxurious accommodation, opulent suites, world-class service and spectacular views over Table Mountain and the harbour.

Southern Sun The Cullinan has now partnered with Mangwanani Spa to offer guests the chance to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in luxurious style with a range of treatments tailored to meet the needs of business travellers, leisure guests and locals alike. The Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun The Cullinan joins the portfolio of exclusive boutique spas at Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Sun, Palazzo, Beverly Hills, Suncoast Towers and Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani properties.

The spa opens onto the Southern Sun The Cullinan’s beautiful pool deck and is the perfect place to leave the city behind and indulge in uniquely African therapeutic wellness experiences. Treatments take place in the spa’s tranquil interiors, outdoors around the pool or in the privacy of hotel guests’ rooms.  

Mangwanani massage treatments are infused with traditional African healing rituals and contemporary wellness therapies that nurture body, mind and spirit. The spa’s signature treatment is the Korean Scrub with African Rituals, a vigorous and rejuvenating full-body exfoliation that combines an original Korean technique with African traditions. The treatment starts with a twenty minute soak in a warm glass spa, removes dead and aging skin cells and leaves the body feeling young, refreshed and revived. The African Sunrise Pamper, African Tranquility and African Indulge signature packages combine sheer indulgence with pure relaxation.

Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun The Cullinan is open daily from 09:00 to 23:00.

Address: Southern Sun The Cullinan, 1 Cullinan Street, Cape Town City Centre
Telephone: (021) 415 4075/415 4076

Southern Sun The Cullinan is one of the properties within Tsogo Sun’s portfolio of over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more information visit

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Certificate of Excellence 2014

January 2014 - TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2013

January 2013 - TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2012

January 2012 - TripAdvisor

2011 PMR Africa

2011 PMR Africa Bronze Arrow Award

Certificate of Excellence 2011

January 2011 - TripAdvisor

Senior Chef of the Year 2016

Henrico Grobbelaar wins Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2016

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Henrico Grobbelaar wins Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2016

Henrico Grobbelaar, Executive Chef at Southern Sun The Cullinan in Cape Town has been awarded the Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2016 at the final competition cook off which took place in Durban last week. Started over 40 years ago, the UFS Chef of the Year is one of the oldest culinary competitions in the country and is a key event on the culinary calendar.

“It is an honour to be chosen as the winner of this prestigious competition, particularly as this year’s inclusion of the mystery pantry as well as the addition of the energy efficiency and sustainability mark raised the standard of the competition even further. I have been privileged to win a number of competitions and awards throughout my career but this was the cherry on the cake for me as it is one of the awards that I have been striving to win for some time,” says Grobbelaar.

Grobbelaar is one of South Africa's most creative and celebrated young chefs with a long list of accolades and an enviable resume, which includes: Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2009; San Pellegrino International Young Chef of the World 2009; Executive Chef to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland 2010; 2010 FIFA World Cup; Winner of Chopped South Africa 2013; and most recently, selection as captain of the National Culinary Olympic Team who will represent South Africa in the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany in October 2016. 

His rise to ‘fame’ hasn’t been meteoric. It has been steady and consistent. After more than a decade in the industry, Henrico joined Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun The Cullinan hotel in February this year as the Executive Chef. This luxurious, iconic hotel is no stranger to awards and accolades, which made this partnership a perfect fit.

 “We are extremely proud of Henrico and his achievements. This award once again reflects his enormous level of commitment and effort to succeed. His cuisine is innovative and exciting as is evident in his ability to elevate classic dishes to mouth-watering new heights,” concludes Garry Reed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan.