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Overview
PPilgrim's Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route of the Mpumalanga province. The entire village is a tourist attraction, and was declared a national monument in 1986. Today, Pilgrim’s Rest is a living monument to the feverish gold rush days of the late 1800s.Walk in the footsteps of the early diamond prospectors who came to Pilgrim’s Rest to make (and lose) their fortunes. The entire town has been declared a national monument. Delegates can stay over in traditional houses and visit the Royal Hotel bar, where they will hear stories about the villains, heroes, smugglers and highway robbers who all played a part in creating the heady gold-rush days of the late 1800s. Pilgrim’s Rest is home to a wide variety of shops selling antiques and collectables, as well as arts, crafts and curios. You can also take a walk between uptown and downtown to see a number of historic buildings and sites. The attractions of Pilgrim’s Rest are not limited to gold. You can explore the surrounding area in a 4x4; or try a variety of outdoor activities including fly fishing, golfing, horse riding, overnight hiking and hot air ballooning.
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