Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

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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.


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

Facilities Available at Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

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

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