Did you know?
The Cullinan Diamond was found on January 26, 1905 by Frederick Wells, who worked for The Premier Diamond Company.
The Zau Spa is situated in the historical diamond town of Cullinan, about an hour from Johannesburg (and half that from Pretoria). 'Zau' is an Arabic word meaning peace, which is what you will experience after your day of soothing massages, sensuous scents, candlelit rooms and delicious cuisine.
Zau Spa's treatments consist of the usual suspects – a variety of massages, facials, pedicures and manicures – with a few added treats thrown in for good measure.
Located under a beautiful big jacaranda tree overlooking the Cullinan Dam, the unusual architecture and striking artwork of the old mining house and surrounding gardens make a distinctive setting for the Zau Spa experience. The spa caters for a limited amount of clients, ensuring an intimate, personalised experience.
Zau offers a unique approach to holistic mind and body care for men and women, as well as sumptuous deli breakfasts and lunches and complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Meals are made with the freshest organic produce and one can dine outside under the trees on warm sunny days.
Half-day and full-day packages are available, offering a combination of treatments inlcuding hand an arm treatments, a range of facial treatments and muscle-melting massages including Hot Stone massage and Thai massage. There are also packages available for mums-to-be.
Clients can opt for a full day treatment and an overnight stay at the charming Jan Harmse Gastehuys or head into town and enjoy live performances that take place at the Jan Harmsgat barnyard-type theatre.
There's no doubt that for a special treat, a visit to Zau Spa is a must.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
7 Hospital Street, Cullinan
Tel: +27 (0) 12 734 1119
How to get here
The Zau Spa is in Cullinan. Travelling north from Johannesburg on the N1 highway towards Polokwane you take the R513 towards Cullinan.
Best time to visit
You need to book a morning half-day package, afternoon half-day package or a full-day package in advance.
Around the area
Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine, St George’s Anglican Church, Cullinan Square National Heritage Site, the graves of Italian POW’s and lots more.
Tours to do
Take a trip to the old Cullinan Diamond Mine.
Having your own transport is quite important as there are many fun attractions along the Dinokeng tourist route.
What will it cost
Please enquire about the cost of treatments when you phone to make your booking.
Length of stay
A half-day of treatments is a good choice, followed by a delicious lunch in Cullinan.
Where to stay
Either stay at the Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas guesthouse or at one of the many B&Bs in Cullinan.
What to eat
You'll find some excellent restaurants in Cullinan, and there are also some lovely coffee shops that serve up a mean lemon meringue pie.
There are a lot of fun attractions along the Dinokeng tourist route. Explore Cullinan and then head off to the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple or get to know more about local life in nearby Mandela Village.