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Welcome to the Cullinan Holdings Limited website.

Cullinan Holdings is a Proudly South African Company, listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange and one of the leading companies within the Tourism and Leisure sector of the exchange. The Company owns some of the premier Tourism, Travel & Leisure Brands in South Africa. The Tourism and Travel arena is well established and has been operating successfully for over 35 years through brands such as Thompsons, Pentravel and Hylton Ross, while the recently acquired Springbok Atlas group has been established for 65 years.

The Leisure segment includes the marine and boating business which focus mostly on yachting and water sports.

In 2012, the Company expanded into the Financial Services arena through the acquisition of Glacier Enterprises and has gone on to develop of various financial service products, including bridging finance, marine finance and project finance. 

The group has major offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and satellite offices and branches throughout the country and within Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The group employs approximately 1200 staff.

Cullinan is also proud to be a subsidiary of the Travel Corporation, a global tourism and travel business which owns some of the most iconic brands worldwide, including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Tours, Contiki Tours, The Red Carnation Hotel Group and Uniworld River Cruising amongst others.



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Thompsons Africa - Gateway

Gateway is a sales agency which is 70% owned by Cullinan Holdings Limited. It is located in Singapore and specialises in Incentive, Group and Individual travel from South East Asia to Southern Africa.
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South African Airways Holidays

Cullinan was appointed to develop packages and provide reservations for SAA Holidays with effect from 1 May 2012. SAA Holidays offers packaged holidays to all destinations on the SAA route outbound network.
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Island Light Holidays

Cullinan is the appointed general sales agency and reservations provider for Island Light Holidays. Island Light Holidays has the exclusive agency to sell nine key hotels in the Indian Ocean Islands, a major market for the South African travel trade.
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Thompsons Holidays

Outbound Tour operators (wholesalers) package travel arrangements for sale through the travel trade, primarily through travel agencies. The wholesale travel division of Cullinan consists of four brands, dealing with outbound travel. The brands are well-established in Southern Africa and recognised as industry leaders.
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Thompsons Africa

Established in 1992 with the opening-up of South Africa as a tourist destination, Thompsons Africa has developed into the leading inbound destination management company in Southern Africa, supplying fully-inclusive travel arrangements throughout Southern Africa to tour operators worldwide. 
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Ikapa Inbound Division

Ikapa Inbound Tours division is a niche Inbound Tour Operator and destination management company supplying group and individual travel arrangements to foreign tour operators. The business was acquired in 2011.
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Planet Africa Tours

Planet Africa is the market leader in bringing Japanese and Korean tourists to destinations in Southern Africa. The division is jointly owned and run by a team of Japanese travel professionals. Planet Africa added a corporate travel agency to its portfolio during the year. This agency deals with South African- based Japanese companies and individuals.
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Springbok Atlas Touring & Safaris

Springbok Atlas Touring & Safaris is an iconic brand in the South Africa travel industry, having started inbound tourism into South Africa 65 years ago. The business was acquired by Cullinan Holdings in 2013 from Imperial Holdings. Springbok Atlas is a leading inbound destination management company selling southern Africa travel to tour operators worldwide.
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African Diamond Tours

African Diamond Tours and Incentives is established mainly for the merging Turkish market and specialized on incentives.
The division has an office in Johannesburg and the head office is in Cape Town.
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This well-known retail travel agency has outlets located in most of the premier shopping malls across South Africa. Pentravel distributes and sells reputable airlines and leisure travel brands, including those of its sister division, Thompsons Holidays. It is supported by a central service marketing and product development unit based in Durban.
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Thompsons Leisure Travel

This travel agency is focused on promoting the sales of the Thompsons Holidays product range to the South African travelling public. The division has offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
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Thompsons Corporate Travel

This division offers a specialist approach to providing travel arrangements for the corporate traveller. Well-known and highly regarded in the business travel community, it is conveniently located in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
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Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring

Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring has been providing luxury touring services for over 30 years. The business started out as a small family business and the values of service excellence and reliability instilled at the time, have been maintained and continuously improved throughout its history.

Hylton Ross operates coach charter throughout South Africa, with depots in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
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Ikapa Coach Charter

Ikapa Coach Charter was acquired in 2011 by Cullinan Holdings Limited and runs a fleet of luxury and semi luxury coaches out of depots in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The business was previously run as part of the Ikapa Inbound Division, but subsequent to the purchase by Cullinan, the decision was taken to put this business under the Cullinan Transport Division, who specialise in coach charter.
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Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter

In 2013, Cullinan Holdings acquired Springbok Atlas Coach Charter from Imperial Holdings. This business provides exclusive coach charter to a mix of Corporate and leisure customers, while also servicing a substantial Inbound tour operator clientele. The Springbok Atlas brand was established in the 1950's in South Africa, one of the most respected Tourism brands in the Southern African region and has a proud record of providing excellence in coach charter in Southern Africa. 
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Eastgate Safaris

Eastgate Safaris & Transfers specialises in transfers, safaris, day tours and adventure tours in the Kruger Park and its beautiful surrounds. Eastgate have been operating in the Northern Kruger Park area since 1997 and our strong track record of exceptional service makes us the preferred transport partner to most of the private lodges in the Lowveld area. 
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Peak Incentives

Peak Incentives is a specialist company that focuses on the Travel Incentive needs of South African corporates. This includes incentive travel, executive get-away’s and company conferences that include a leisure incentive portion. The business is constantly innovative, maintains a high quality of service, is recognised value for money and ensures a sense of fun! The business focus is on customer relationships with the customer as the champion.  Peak has strong relationships with various international companies and agencies in strategic  locations including the SADC region and within South Africa. Through these relationships Peak is able to offer unique products and services that can be tailored to satisfy the needs of every delegate on the incentive trip.
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Grosvenor Tours

Grosvenor Tours was also acquired in 2013 from Imperial Holdings. The business offers exclusive, tailor made travel and incentive travel into Southern Africa. The business is based in Cape Town and focuses primarily on the US and South America for clientele.
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Edusport Travel

Edusport Travel has specialized in Group Sport and Incentive Travel since its inception in 1992 and has established itself as one of the leading Sports and Incentive Travel Agencies both in South Africa and Internationally. There are few specialized Sport and Incentive travel companies that can rival Edusport for the diversity of operations and products offered and it is for this reason that many of South Africa’s top companies have chosen Edusport as their preferred travel company.
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Thompsons Meeting & Incentives

Thompsons Meeting & Incentives is an incentives and events operator, based in Johannesburg. The business aspires to provide its corporate client with imaginative offerings through personalized incentive programs, conferences and events. The business operates in various industry sectors, thus being able to tailor the offerings to the specific industry and client.
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Central Boating

The specialist distributor of premier boating equipment brands throughout South Africa for the past 33 years was acquired in October 2008. Central Boating represents some of the major boating equipment brands such as Musto and Lewmar.
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Manex Marine Services

Manex has, over the past 42 years, been one of South Africa’s leading suppliers to the yachting, yacht-building, powerboat and scuba-diving industries. The business distributes many well-known yachting and diving brands such as Jabsco and Aqua Lung. Manex has a sales office in Johannesburg and a retail shop and head office in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town.
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Cullinan Business Development

This division was established in 2009 to focus on various projects to support community development in South Africa. The main areas of focus have been enterprise development through partnering with small emerging businesses, community assistance and skills development and training in local communities.
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Cullinan Marine Finance

Cullinan Marine Finance was established in 2012, offering a niche financial solution to boatbuilders. The business is geared to finance the building of individual boats, primarily for offshore buyers, affording the buyer security while allowing the boat builder to complete the project. Typically the term of the loan would be between one and two years.
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Cullinan Bridging Finance

Cullinan Bridging Finance is a niche financial services company. The business offers bridging finance (short term) on property transfers, offered through selected, “qualified” Attorneys. The Company offers competitive loan rates and prides itself on the speed in which loans can be approved.
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Glacier Enterprises

Glacier Enterprises finances and facilitates imports of various products on behalf of agents. The products are on sold to chain stores. The clientele and products are diverse and range from electronic goods to specialist paper and clothing. Glacier operate from the Cullinan Financial Services offices in Cape Town.