South African Hotels

Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

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Pilgrims Rest 1290
South Africa
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The three-star Royal Hotel Pilgrim's Rest is in the picturesque town of Pilgrim's Rest. This old gold mining town in South Africa's magnificent Mpumalanga Province. The location of this old Victorian style hotel allows guests to explore the many sightseeing places and attractions on the Panorama Route.

The hotel had been impeccably restored to reflect the old style of a bygone era. Featuring ten authentic buildings that date back to the latter part of the nineteenth century, the hotel in Mpumalanga offers 50 charming en-suite hotel rooms. Declared a goldfield in 1873, the town of Pilgrim's Rest became a cosmopolitan centre of activity in South Africa.

When entering the hotel, visitors are immediately taken on a nostalgia-filled trip into the past. The reception walls are decorated with interesting photographs and artefacts providing insights into Pilgrim's Rest's history. This theme is carried forward into the lounge of the hotel, and into the famous Church Bar.


The 50 en-suite rooms are spread across annexes to the Main Hotel, all of which reflect the distinctive historical charm and atmosphere of this unique hotel. 

Furnished with antique brass beds, wardrobes, washstands and other furniture, the hotel transports guests back into the rich history of South Africa's gold rush. Rounding off this antique decor are authentic Victorian baths and fixtures.

Nearby attractions

The Kruger National Park is within 46 minutes by car, where memorable encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife await. In the town of Hoedspruit, the Kapama Cheetah Breeding project, as well as the leading Moholoholo Raptor Rehabilitation Center are attractions not to be missed. Other attractions include the waterfalls, the scenic Blyde River Canyon, the spectacular God's Window and the small towns of Sabi and Graskop.

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  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Nearby activities & attractions
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve
  • Mount Sheba Nature Reserve
  • Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve
  • Alanglade House Museum
  • Kruger National Park
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Graskop
  • Hazyview
  • Sabie
  • Kiepersol
  • Ohrigstad
  • Echo Caves
  • Horse Shoe Falls
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Horse Back Riding
  • God's Window
  • Waterfalls
  • Alanglade House Museum

Conference Venues

This Hotel offers modern day conference facilities, team building experiences and provides a lovely setting for a wedding venue.

  • Conference venue
  • Hotel Bar
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:

The Royal Hotel in Pilgrim's Rest had been impeccably restored to reflect true late Victorian style. Composed of ten authentic buildings dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Royal Hotel Pilgrim Rest offers 50 charming en-suite bedrooms.

The en-suite bedrooms are spread over a number of annexes to the Main Hotel all of which reflect the unique historical character of the Royal Hotel. Furnished with genuine antique brass beds, wash stands, wardrobes and other furniture, visitors cannot but be transported back into history. Rounding off this atmosphere are authentic Victorian baths and fixtures. In these surroundings, electric shavers, driers and other equipment will seem out of place.

Room types:

  • 48 Standard Rooms
  • 1 Family Unit
  • 1 Honeymoon Suite

Family Room

The Family Room at the Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest in Mpumalanga, South Africa, can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children under the age of 12. Kindly note that an additional charge is applicable for the children which is not included in our quoted rate.

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I thought this was an ideal location of this old Victorian charm Hotel, I loved the authentic Victorian baths and fixtures in my room and had a great breakfast every morning.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.908668

Longitude: 30.757140

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star


  • AA Quality Assured Associate
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