About Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest
The Royal Hotel Pilgrim’s Rest is situated in this historic and unspoiled gold mining village. Proclaimed as a National Monument in 1986, the village has succeeded in preserving the quaint atmosphere of yesteryear. Composed of authentic buildings dating back to the 19th century. The Hotel was built in 1894 celebrating its 105th birthday this year. The gracious Victorian accommodation boasts brass bedsteads and sumptuous ball and claw baths.
The hotel consists of six suites and 44 double or twin bedded en-suite bedrooms in the main hotel and adjacent cottages, still carrying their historical names. The hotel features a stately lounge with fireplace where you can relax and enjoy a sun downer or night cap. The Church Bar originally a school chapel was brought to Pilgrim’s Rest by ox wagon and erected adjacent to the hotel. The hotel also offers an informal theme restaurant known as Diggers Den and the Peach Tree Creek where formal meals and functions are held.
The facilities offered in the area are a nine hole golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, gold panning and hiking trails. A choice of charming museums and curiosity shops are available for the less energetic. The hotel is paraplegic friendly and children are welcome. Situated close to unequalled venues such as the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and the Panoramic Route.
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Things to do in and around Pilgrims Rest
(10.9 km from Pilgrims Rest)
This is the spot where everyone takes their shots. Serious shutterbugs will be reaching for their polarising filters and best wide angle lens. Choose a clear day and you can see all the way to the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Glance towards...
(10.3 km from Pilgrims Rest)
The Three Rondawels are also known as 'The Chief and his Three Wives'. The flat-topped peak to the right is named Mapjaneng - the 'Chief', whilst the three wives are named Maseroto, Mogoladikwe, and Magabolle. Towering in isolated and massive...
(10.5 km from Pilgrims Rest)
At 92 m, the Lisbon Falls are the highest in Mpumalanga. The river separates into three streams as it plunges into the pool below. These falls are located near God's Window and just north of Graskop.
(1.4 km from Pilgrims Rest)
Pan for real gold in the Pilgrim’s Creek just like the diggers did in the 1870’s. An exciting activity and great fun for one and all! Keep what you find.