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Traveller Review Awards 2023

Southern Sun The Cullinan has been awarded a Traveller Review Awards 2023 for receiving an average review score between 8 and 10 on reviews left by Booking.com travellers.

Netball World Cup attracts array of new sponsors and partners

With just over a week to the first centre pass of the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023) in Cape Town, the Local Organising Committee and World Netball are pleased to announce the addition of a further wave of sponsors and partners, fuelling excitement and anticipation ahead of the global sporting spectacle.

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With just over a week to the first centre pass of the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023) in Cape Town, the Local Organising Committee and World Netball are pleased to announce the addition of a further wave of sponsors and partners, fuelling excitement and anticipation ahead of the global sporting spectacle.

In an overwhelming display of support for the world’s pinnacle netball event, a multitude of new sponsors have thrown their support behind the NWC2023, which is being held on the African continent for the first time.

The NWC2023 is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28th July to 6th August, bringing together 16 teams from across the globe in a contest for the sport’s ultimate prize.

The new partners are:

Hollywoodbets: Official betting partner of Netball World Cup 2023
Red Bull: Official energy drink supplier of Netball World Cup 2023
Southern Sun: Official hotel partner of Netball World Cup 2023
Woodlands Dairy – First Choice: Official hydration & recovery supplier of Netball World Cup 2023
Mitchum: Official deodorant supplier of Netball World Cup 2023
Bloc Footwear: Official supplier of Netball World Cup 2023 Volunteers

Tournament Director for the NWC2023 Priscilla Masisi said: “We are thrilled to welcome all these new partners onboard.

“Netball is a team sport after all, and we are delighted to have them as an integral part of our team.

“Partnerships like these are essential to the tournament’s success, and beyond that, to the growth and recognition of netball and women’s sport as a whole.

“As we look forward to 10 days of incredible action in Cape Town, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors and partners who are making this all possible.”

World Netball CEO, Clare Briegal added: “We are excited to have Hollywoodbets, Red Bull, Mitchum, Woodlands Diary, and Bloc onboard for the Netball World Cup 2023.

“We are now just days away from the start of our pinnacle event in Cape Town.

“Our roster of partners and sponsors, including our premium partners Telkom and SPAR, official hotel partner Southern Sun and our official ball supplier, Gilbert will help to ensure that NWC2023 is a huge success, helping us increase global participation, reach, revenue and capacity.

“We’re delighted to celebrate this family of sponsors, who help to make this the most successful sponsorship programme ever for a Netball World Cup; thank you to them all.”

Devin Heffer, Brand and Communication Manager at Hollywoodbets said: “We as Hollywoodbets are extremely excited about partnering with this year’s Netball World Cup, which will be staged in the beautiful City of Cape Town.

“We look forward to leveraging this sponsorship, not only in exposure for our Purple brand, but in being able to further invest into the sport of Netball at development and grassroots levels.

“We are expecting a highly competitive tournament and will be offering a fantastic array of betting options on every match. The organisers have promoted this tournament incredibly well over the past 12 months, and we can’t wait to witness the world’s best right here in our home country!”

Candy Tothill, Head of Marketing for Southern Sun, said: “We’re delighted to be the Official Hotel Partner of the Netball World Cup 2023 and extend our signature hospitality to teams from across the globe as we welcome this auspicious event to Cape Town, South Africa.

“Over 50 years of hospitality and exceptional service with flair have made Southern Sun the Official Hotel Partner to the likes of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the 2022 World Cup Rugby Sevens – and now it is with great pride that we host the Netball World Cup 2023 at our world-class hotels.”

Thulile Memela, Brand Manager at Woodlands Dairy – First Choice said: “As Woodlands Dairy we are so delighted to be a part of this prestigious tournament.

“First Choice High Protein Recovery will aid to assist the athletes to Push Past Possible.

“The Netball World Cup brings together national teams from across the globe to compete at the highest level of netball excellence and serves as a platform to celebrate the remarkable talent and achievements of female athletes in the sport.

“The athletes are taking up space on the Africa soil. We are proud!”

Red Bull South Africa said: “We are thrilled to be the official energy sponsor for the Netball World Cup. As a brand that is passionate about giving wings to people and ideas, our partnership with the Netball World Cup reaffirms our dedication to empowering athletes and enhancing sporting experiences worldwide.

“As an energy drink that fuels performance and celebrates the spirit of competition, Red Bull aligns perfectly with the dynamic and exhilarating nature of netball.

“We wish teams all the best and hope they get to celebrate and experience the spirit of Mzansi.”

Heather Goate, Marketing Director at Revlon South Africa where Mitchum is one of the organisation’s portfolio brands said: “Our partnership with the Netball World Cup 2023 marks a significant milestone for Mitchum South Africa as we align ourselves with one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.

“We are excited to support the exceptional athletes competing at the tournament and to contribute to the growth and recognition of women’s sports globally. Through our official deodorant sponsorship, we aim to inspire individuals to embrace an active lifestyle, celebrate their achievements, and reach for new heights.”

Gift Sithole, Founder and CEO at Bloc Footwear added: “The partnership between Bloc Footwear and the Netball World Cup aims to celebrate and elevate the sport of netball, which has captivated audiences worldwide with its athleticism, skill, and teamwork. By joining forces, both entities seek to foster the growth and development of netball, while inspiring young athletes to excel in their passion for the game.”

Traveller Review Awards 2022

Southern Sun The Cullinan, Cape Town has been awarded a Traveller Review Awards 2022 for receiving an average review score between 8 and 10 on reviews left by Booking.com travellers.

Travellers' Choice Award 2021

Southern Sun The Cullinan is a proud recipient of the 2021 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.

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.

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.

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
Email: info@mangwanani.co.za

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 tsogosun.com

For more info on Mangwanani visit mangwanani.co.za

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Certificate of Excellence 2013

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Certificate of Excellence 2012

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2011 PMR Africa

2011 PMR Africa Bronze Arrow Award

Certificate of Excellence 2011

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