Pilgrim’s Rest is a small museum town in the Mpumalanga province, rich in history that played a great role in our country’s gold mining sector.
The Pilgrim’s Rest mines had their most productive years in 1913/14, with an estimated 112000 ounces being mined each year.
Today the town is a tourist location that takes visitors back in time to the days of the gold rush in the 1870’s. When it first became a tourist attraction in 1970 it was changed very little from its heyday and is now a protected historical site.
In 1986 the town was declared a National Monument and since then a concerted effort has been made by curators, historians, architects and other interested parties to ensure the integrity of its history is preserved at all times.
Here you will be able to experience Gold panning and details of the original methods used to mine gold.
This town offers Museums, old church buildings and houses , the Joubert Bridge that was built in 1896 a series of stunning hiking trails through the Mount Sheba Reserve and exclusive horseback rides.
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