Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrim’s Rest (Afrikaans: Pelgrimsrus) is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873, soon after the MacMac diggings started some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away. Alluvial panning eventually gave way to deeper ore mining. In the 1970s the town, not greatly changed, became a tourist destination.
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Pilgrim's Rest

Royal Hotel, Pilgrims Rest, an old gold mining village dating back to the Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Chaitows’s Shop in Pilgrimsrest, South Africa. This building dates from the time of the goldrush to Pilgrimsrest. It has been restored and is now a restaurant/pub in the small town.The diggers called it Pilgrim’s Rest because here, at last, after so many false trails and faded dreams they had truly found their home.

Chaitows’s Shop in Pilgrimsrest, South Africa. This building dates from the time of the goldrush to Pilgrimsrest. It has been restored and is now a restaurant/pub in the small town.The diggers called it Pilgrim’s Rest because here, at last, after so many false trails and faded dreams they had truly found their home.

Time stands still in the gold mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest near Graskop; the town is a reminder of an era gone by. Photo by Petro Kotzé

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Time stands still in the gold mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest near Graskop; the town is a reminder of an era gone by.

The Alanglade House Museum was built in 1915 as the mine manager's residence in Pilgrims Rest and is reconstructed with early 20th century furnishings.

The Alanglade House Museum was built in 1915 as the mine manager's residence in Pilgrims Rest and is reconstructed with early century furnishings.

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The town's original architecture remains largely unchanged since the heyday of the mining era, because the town was declared a National Monument. It became a provincial heritage site in 1986

The town's original architecture remains largely unchanged since the heyday of the mining era, because the town was declared a National Monument. It became a provincial heritage site in 1986

The most detailed account attributes the grave to a fortune hunter, one Walter Scott, who committed suicide. Scott pursued Spencer and shot him near the church, the site of the present grave yard, whereafter Spencer was secretly buried.

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