Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Founded: 1873

Named by a digger, Alec Patterson, who found gold he believed would enable him to rest after a long pilgrimage, seeking fortune.


Click to view large map

The entire town of Pilgrim's Rest was declared a National Monument in 1986.

Visit the Pilgrim's Rest website.

List of structures:

Mount Sheba Lodge: 1960s.
Robber's Pass: 1983.
Royal Hotel: c1890s.
St Mary's Anglican Church: 1884.
ZAR Road Bridge over the Blyde River (Joubert Bridge): 1897.