The Royal Hotel




Enjoy a leisurely, scenic drive travelling down winding roads and ease into a bygone era where time stands still in this, our valley of gold. Pilgrims Rest is an unspoiled gold mining village and national monument that offers a unique experience, never to be forgotten. Why not roam the village on a crazy treasure hunt, possibly leading to a gold-dig where you can "stake your claim" and strike it lucky.


In the evening enjoy a barbecue or street party perhaps with a Can-Can dancer or two; and for the daring, sherries in the graveyard. Pilgrims Rest offers a nine hole golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, hiking trails, museums and curiosity shops and to complement the area we boast  gracious Victorian accommodation.


Trapped in a time warp, the lounge reflects an epoch of time honored hospitality and elegance so typical of the late Victorian era. Upon entering the Royal Hotel, visitors are immediately taken on a nostalgia filled trip into the past. The reception walls are lined with the most interesting photographs and artifacts providing vivid glimpses of Pilgrim's Rest's history. This theme is carried forward into the lounge as well as our very famous public bar, "Church Bar".


The Royal Hotel bedrooms are truly in a different class. Fifty en-suite bedrooms are spread over a number of annexes to the main hotel and all of them radiate extreme character. Furnished with genuine antique brass beds, wash stands, wardrobes and other furniture, visitors cannot but be transported back into history.


Rounding off this atmosphere are authentic Victorian baths, sanitary ware and fixtures. In these surroundings, electric shavers, driers and other equipment will seem out of place.


The Royal Hotel offers charming conference facilities, teambuilding experiences and a unique setting for a wedding never to be forgotten.


Although Pilgrims Rest is a tourist destination, the Royal Hotel is a viable hotel for the foreign and domestic tourist as well as the conference trade, combining an olde-World atmosphere with world-class standards and luxuries expected in the modern era.


Our highly trained staff will ensure you receive the best individual care and personal attention at all times.



The Royal Hotel Contact Information


Postal Address

Physical Address

Contact Numbers

P.O. Box 59

Pilgrims Rest



South Africa

Main Street


Pilgrims Rest


South Africa


(013) 768-1100


(013) 768-1044


(013) 768-1188




(+27 13) 768-1100


(+27 13) 768-1044


(+27 13) 768-1188


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