A Brief Overview


A mere 16km from Graskop lies the historic mining town of Pilgrim's Rest, situated on the picturesque Panorama Route. It is steeped in history and drama as it is a living Monument of the gold rush fever to hit the area in the 1800's.

Declared a National Monument in 1986, Provincial Heritage Site and added to the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list in 2004, tours of the town and mining camps will give one a view into the past.

Pilgrim's Rest is also the location of an emergency mint during the Second Boer War, which struck the famous and rare Veld Pond out of handmade dies.

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