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Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrim’s Rest, Panorama Route, MpumalangaSituated on the magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, Pilgrim’s Rest is one of the most historical towns in South Africa with it’s romantic gold-mining history. The history dates back to 1873 when Alec Patterson packed up his personal belongings to search for gold in the Pilgrim’s Creek. He and another gold-digger, William Trafford, discovered gold here, sparking South Africa’s first major gold rush. Within a year Pilgrim’s Rest became South Africa’s first...

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The Prospector's Hiking Trail, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

The Prospector's Hiking Trail, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Follow the footsteps of the early miners and prospectors of the Mpumalanga goldrush in the 1800's, on the Prospector's trail... Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is nestled amongst the mountains and indigenous forests above Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga. View Tourism Articles