Pilgrims Rest

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Pilgrims Rest Travel Guide

The beautiful, peaceful Pilgrim's Rest is situated in the Mpumalanga province in South Africa. The area has a rich diversity of natural, cultural and historic value. Here the visitor is invited to experience looking into the exciting gold rush era of days gone by. Pilgrim's Rest was declared... Read more

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A place out of time. - I'm biased. This is a very special place for me. We lived in Pilgrim's Rest for four months in 1979 and spent many, many wonderful holidays there between 1976 and 1986 before immigrating to New Zealand. On our rare trips back to South Africa we always make a point of visiting Pilgrim's and we always stay at the Royal Hotel. Because of its "living museum" status the village remains relatively unchanged. While I'm sure it's good for all the activities listed below, we don't really do any them. Our favourite thing is to climb the hill up to the graveyard, sit near the robber's grave and look out over the valley.

Dianne Hambrook
South Africa

Pilgrims Rest - The perfect get away. Not far from the city.

Dolf Oosthuizen Oosthuizen
South Africa

Pilgrims Rest - The most beautiful town ever, residents were friendly, food was good. There was so much to see, I recommend the destination to anyone.

Jolene van Rensburg
South Africa

Bad weather - Unfortunately the weather was so bad that we were unable to fully appreciate what Pilgrims Rest had to offer.

Bert Collins
South Africa

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Pilgrims Rest Restaurants

  • Pilgrim's Pantry Pilgrim's Pantry

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    14.1km from Pilgrims Rest

    This family restaurant set amidst a serene garden revives travelling palates with traditional dishes...
  • Digger's Den Digger's Den

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  • Loco Pub & Coachman Grill Loco Pub & Coachman Grill

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Pilgrims Rest Accommodation

Accommodation near Pilgrims Rest

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R390
1 night, 2 adults

Wild Forest Inn

Sleeps 4 Graskop Self-catering in Graskop
6.95km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R4,500
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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 20 Crystal Springs Nature Reserve Self-catering in Crystal Springs Nature Reserve
7.89km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R540
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Hamba Kangane Ma-Africa Guest House

Sleeps 14 Graskop Guest House in Graskop
9.57km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R902
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Linga Longa Country Guesthouse

Sleeps 6 Graskop Guest House, Graskop Self-catering, Graskop Bed and Breakfast in Graskop
9.59km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R900
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Cosy Corner Holiday House

Sleeps 6 Graskop Self-catering in Graskop
9.63km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R200
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Valley View Backpackers

Sleeps 48 Graskop Backpacker in Graskop
9.68km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R290
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Summit Lodge

Sleeps 53 Graskop Lodge, Graskop Backpacker, Graskop Self-catering, Graskop Bed and Breakfast, Graskop Camping and Caravanning in Graskop
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from R700
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The Black Umbrella

Sleeps 8 Graskop Guest House, Graskop Self-catering in Graskop
9.83km from Pilgrims Rest

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Reneiwe Guesthouse

Sleeps 21 Graskop Private Home, Graskop Self-catering in Graskop
9.89km from Pilgrims Rest

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from R650
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Daan's Place

Sleeps 10 Graskop Self-catering in Graskop
10.28km from Pilgrims Rest

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