"Historical Mining town" Top 5 Page for this destination Pilgrim's Rest by cleocat

Pilgrim's Rest Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 104 photos

The entire little town has been declared a national monument.

From the 1870's onwards it was bustling with people from all over after gold was found there.

There are lots of shops (expensive) and old buildings reliving the days of the gold rush.

I'll add some pictures as we are going there later in the year.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, interesting, reliving an exciting past.
  • Cons:Expensive, very tourist orientated,
  • In a nutshell:Worthwhile experience. The atmosphere is different, you feel if you are back in the 1800's
  • Intro Written Jun 19, 2005
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2007 at 8:57 AM

    Another little town we enjoyed (Dullstroom too - great smoked trout there!). leyle

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 1:20 PM

    Interesting name. You could call all of Israel "Pilgrim's Rest" LOL

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2007 at 3:57 AM

    Your page brought back memories I stopped in here while on a trip through JHB & Kruger with my ex many years ago :-)

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2006 at 1:49 PM

    Just found your pages and will return again! Ciao, Carol

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    Looks like a wonderful place. Wish my kids were still young enough to travel with us. :)

  • Jul 10, 2006 at 11:21 AM

    Thank you, for the Pancake tip, Annette. Shall be sure to try it, next time. Pilgrims Rest....Ah...now that is a place I have to see! Thanks for sharing.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2005 at 6:53 AM

    dubious, but if anybody meets up with Monty Aschmann in the gift shop, let me know ;-)))


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