Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest - Pilgrims Rest, The Panorama

Pilgrims Rest Accommodation
Pilgrims Rest, The Panorama

Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims Rest, The Panorama - Accommodation

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Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest in Pilgrims Rest

The Royal Hotel Pilgrim’s Rest is situated in this historic and unspoiled gold mining village. Proclaimed as a National Monument in 1986, the village has succeeded in preserving the quaint atmosphere of yesteryear. Composed of authentic buildings dating back to the 19th century. The Hotel was built in 1894 celebrating its 105th birthday this year. The gracious Victorian accommodation boasts brass bedsteads and sumptuous ball and claw baths.

The hotel consists of six suites and 44 double or twin bedded en-suite bedrooms in the main hotel and adjacent cottages, still carrying their historical names. The hotel features a stately lounge with fireplace where you can relax and enjoy a sun downer or night cap. The Church Bar originally a school chapel was brought to Pilgrim’s Rest by ox wagon and erected adjacent to the hotel. The hotel also offers an informal theme restaurant known as Diggers Den and the Peach Tree Creek where formal meals and functions are held.

The facilities offered in the area are a nine hole golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, gold panning and hiking trails. A choice of charming museums and curiosity shops are available for the less energetic. The hotel is paraplegic friendly and children are welcome. Situated close to unequalled venues such as the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and the Panoramic Route.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest,Pilgrims Rest, The Panorama

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Cosy
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Wi-Fi
  • Winter School Holidays
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad Biking
  • River Rafting/Expedition
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 45' 25.4" E / 24° 54' 31.5" S

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Driving to Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest in Pilgrims Rest, The Panorama

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 3 hours 46 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
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3.Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M960.5 km
4.Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd83 m
5.Turn right at the 1st cross street25 m
6.Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport
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7.2 km
7.At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
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Continue to follow R36
28.1 km
20.Turn right onto R53328.4 km
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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

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Very picturesque place! Never seen anything like this, mr Walt Disney could have designed and created this place! The rooms (small houses!) have the most authentic feeling to it and throw you back in times in a matter of seconds. Dont expect anything too fancy but its so worth staying at! Would come back!!!

review by Maria Elisa Masotti

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Still one of my most favourite pubs in the country, especially when you see all the old pictures and realise how much thinking over drinking happened there.

review by Francois Lombard

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Good day.Packet with history and a sense of the 1900s. have a chance to grab a drink that takes you back in time. a must see and maybe the main attraction here.Regards

review by Wimpie Bouillon

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We were passing by and decided to stay for dinner. Absolutely loved the food. Had a chat with the chef and what a great guy he is. Would definately go back for the buffet

review by Mbali N

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What a wonderful experience staying at the Royal Cottage, an annex to the Royal Hotel. Clean, warm, and actually spacious! Total pleasure sipping wine on the stoep in the setting sun with beautiful bergs for our view.

review by Angela Rettenbacher Waywell

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We stayed in the old world Victorian Cottage. It is a wonderful living museum. Beautifully decorated with crisp clean linen and very comfortable mattresses. Staff are warm friendly and helpful. Will revisit anytime. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet and good espresso.

review by Jan A. Botes

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Only walked past. But this is such a cool town. Makes you feel like your in yhe old days

review by David du Plessis

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Definitely a must for anyone passing through Pilgrims Rest. If to stay over at the old Victorian themed hotel, visit the historical bar (once church) or eat from the exquisite menu.

review by Mike Venter

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Not the same anymore. I use to live to come here. It was a tradition coming here very year. The authenticity of the place has been lost. They do not stock all the alcohols you would prefer like in the padt and you have to settle for what they have. SAD.

review by Beverley Viljoen

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Hotel is great for a night or two. Historically interesting and true to the time period. Breakfast is ok. As a lunch restaurant... I'd rather go across the street.

review by Anja Riise

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Pity the town of Pilgrimsrest has lost its shine. Quaint little hotel. Few visitors.

review by Carmen Sonnenberg Kotze

"Pleasant stay at the Royal Hotel "

Overall my stay at the Royal Hotel was good. The room was charming and clean (cleanliness is one of the most important factors to me when staying at a hotel). The hotel, cleaning and bar staff were very friendly.

review by Anonymous

"Brown review of Pilgrims Rest Hotel"

Enjoyable stay ~ excellent service. Pilgrim's Rest village does need to review attraction.

review by Gavin Brown, South Africa

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