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Pilgrim's Rest

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Pilgrim's Rest

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Pilgrim's Rest, [5], 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.

Get in[edit]

Map of Pilgrim's Rest

By car[edit]

From the 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.

Get around[edit]

On foot[edit]

It's a small place and one can easily walk around

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Diggings. A tour runs every day at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM and 3PM. Try your hand at gold panning R10 for the tour.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • 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

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Enos Tavern. A traditional shebeen  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Pilgrim's Rest Tourism Association, +27 (0)13 768-1211



  • Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, +27 (0)13 768-1153, [1].  edit
  • Trout Hideaway, +27 (0)13 768-1347, [2].  edit
  • The Royal Hotel, +27 (0)13 768-1100, [3].  edit


  • Mount Sheba Hotel, +27 (0)13 768-1241, [4].  edit

Get out[edit]

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.

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