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  • Hiking Trails

    Prospector's Trail

    In the 1800s, the small town of Pilgrim’s Rest in the Mpumalanga Province became a central destination for prospectors during the gold rush. They walked along the Robbers pass, over Blackhill and by Klipspringer Randjies. To follow in the footsteps of these gutsy adventurers, hiking enthusiasts can retrace history and face the difficulties that the prospectors had to overcome by packing ...

  • Pilgrims Rest

    Mount Sheba

    If you are a bird lover who is planning to travel through the Pilgrim’s Rest area of Mpumalanga, the Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is a must-see for you. The area is reputed as being one of the province’s best forest-birding localities and as such, it offers an excellent selection of birds – both typical escarpment birds and more localized specials. Though the reserve is privately owned, it is ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Pilgrims Rest

    Traveling north through the Drakensberg Mountain Range, the road winds through dense forests to the tourist mecca of Pilgrim's Rest, a town which is a living museum. Founded in 1873 it has a romantic link with the gold mining and prospecting pioneers of the last century. Pilgrim's Rest has changed little and the entire village has been proclaimed a national monument and gold mining ...