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About Pilgrims Rest

Wedged into the natural landscape of South Africa's Mpumalanga province is where you'll find Pilgrim's Rest. When you arrive you're sure to be met by one of the country's most beautiful monument towns.

A street in pilgrims rest by western4uk

It's just another day in Pilgrim's Rest...

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Pilgrims rest curios for sale by western4uk

Where there are travellers, there are locals looking to use their crafting abilities to make a buck or fifty. Go on - buy an African tablecloth.

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Searching for gold by western4uk

Have a go at searching for gold! Pilgrim's Rest was declared a gold field in September 1873 you know...

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Jacarando tree in pilgrims rest by girolame

Here we have a tall and gentle jacaranda tree parking off in Pilgrim's Rest, making for a lovely canopy of branches to walk below.

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Pilgrims rest mountains by girolame

Pilgrim's Rest is hugged by surrounding green mountains, hills and trees.

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Enjoy a slice of the slow-paced life and spend a day soaking up the atmosphere of the monument town of Pilgrim's Rest.


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