Pilgrim's Rest, , is a small historical town in Mpumalanga. Many of the original buildings from the 1873 gold rush have been restored and the town today serves as a living museum for that period.
[ edit] Get in
[ edit] By car
N2, follow the R36 to Sabie, then follow the R532 for about 23km until the R533 joins from the left. Follow the R533 for about 10km until you reach Pilgrim's Rest. All the roads are paved and in good condition.
[ edit] Get around
It's a small place and one can easily walk around
House Museum. Open daily from 9AM to 12:45PM and 1:45PM to 4PM. A perfect example of how the upper class used to live here R10 entrance. edit
Diggings. A tour runs every day at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM and 3PM. Try your hand at gold panning R10 for the tour. edit
Pilgrims Pantry, . ☎ +27 (0)31 768-1129 Pancakes! edit
The Vine, . ☎ +27 (0)31 768-1080 Restaurant and Pub edit
Scott's Cafe, . ☎ +27 (0)31 768-1061 edit
Enos Tavern. A traditional shebeen edit
Pilgrim's Rest Tourism Association, +27 (0)13 768-1211
[ edit] Camping
[ edit] Mid-range
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, , ☎ +27 (0)13 768-1153 . edit
Trout Hideaway, , ☎ +27 (0)13 768-1347 . edit
The Royal Hotel, , ☎ +27 (0)13 768-1100 . edit
[ edit] Splurge
Mount Sheba Hotel, , ☎ +27 (0)13 768-1241 . edit
[ edit] Get out
Pilgrim's Rest is located close to Lydenburg, Sabie, Graskop and the Blyde River Canyon. There are a number of waterfalls and spectavular views in the area.