Pilgrim's Rest - Mpumalanga - South Africa:

One of the best examples of a living museum, the Pilgrim's Rest village, is a replica of the early gold mining town. Gold was discovered in Pilgrim's Rest in 1873, and many restored miners' houses serve as accommodation establishments, shops etc. Among a number of fascinating places of interest, the Alanglade House Museum offers guided tours of the former mine manager's house.

The Pilgrim's Rest Diggings Museum (just over a kilometre south of town on the Graskop road) arranges conducted tours of gold-panning activities. The Dredzen Shop Museum consists of a store stocked with a range of items in use nearly a century ago.

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Tourists on safari to Pilgrim's Rest can visit the many museums in this historic town
Pilgrim's Rest Museum
Typical Pilgrim's Rest accommodation.
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Horse riding trails through the Pilgrim's Rest Nature Reserve surrounding the town are conducted daily. Trout fishing is popular on the Blyde River. A great annual event to attend is the Pilgrim's Rest Festival in December.

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