The Royal Hotel in Pilgrims Rest, Panorama Route

The Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

Hotel at Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga, Panorama Route, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests70
  • Units/Rooms34

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.

Hotel Features

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.

Additional Facilities

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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Tour assistance


Recommended on Member since 2015

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 1200
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.900000
Longitude: 30.750000

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
February 2015 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

I used to live in Pilgrimsrest in 1971 and it was wonderful to go back and see that the hotel is still in its original state - very clean and quaint. ...

Judy van der Merwe, Gauteng Travellers' Rating


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