About The Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest
The Royal Hotel in Pilgrims Rest is a charming national monument, situated approximately 45 km from the Blyde River Canyon and the ‘Panorama’ scenic-route.
Built in 1894, the hotel has 11 elegant bedrooms situated in the Royal Hotel itself and the remaining 39 in cottages adjacent to the hotel, set in the surrounding historical gold-rush village.
The hotel sleeps 109 guests in total in six suites and 44 double or twin bed en-suite bedrooms in the main hotel and adjacent cottages, still carrying their historical names.
The gracious Victorian accommodation boasts brass bedsteads and ball and claw baths.
The hotel features a stately lounge with fireplace where you can relax and enjoy a sun-downer or nightcap.
The Church Bar – originally a school chapel was brought to Pilgrim’s Rest by ox wagon and erected 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.
Conference facilities are also available.
The hotel is paraplegic friendly and children are welcome.
Location & Attractions
The facilities offered in the area are – a nine-hole golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, gold panning, ghost tours and hiking trails.
A choice of charming museums and curiosity shop are available for the less energetic.