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Adventure & Sport
Panning for gold and having your car washed are certainly not the only activities in and around Pilgrim's Rest ...

Big Swing
Gold Panning
Guided Tours
Walks & Hikes


Experience the adrenaline rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68 metre (18 storey building) freefall.  0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds!  Or fly across the 80 metre high gorge on the High Wire slide.  Located at the Panorama Gorge in Graskop town (15km).

Big Swing (single):   R350/person
   Big Swing (tandem): R300/person
   High Wire Slide:       R100/person
Bookings: (+27) (0)13 764 1177, or (+27) (0)13 767-1886

The first pioneers feverishly panned for alluvial gold in the rivers and streams of the region - some made a fortune, others lost their boots.  Relive the gold fever at the Diggings.  Purchase a ticket at the Information Centre for a guided tour to experience this fast-growing outdoor activity.  Tours at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

Rates: R120/adult, R50/kid
Bookings: (+27) (0)13) 764 1177,
or (+27) (0)13 767-1886  

There is no better place to experience the four seasons of Mother Nature, than on the Pilgrim's Rest golf course.  This beautifully manicured 9-hole course in exquisite and peaceful surroundings on the banks of small stream, is situated just out of town on the R533 road to Lydenburg.

The magnificent sandstone clubhouse was once a school in Rustenburg (about 500km away in the North West province).  Each stone was carefully numbered when it was dismantled, before it was transported and re-erected in Pilgrim's Rest in 1985.

The Friends of the Pilgrim's Rest Museum offer an educational, 5-hour, interactive tour for all ages.  Three guides, in character and period costumes, take you through a day in the life of Gold prospectors in the 1800's.

The tour starts at the Diggings museum site with a welcome drink and informal lecture on the Pilgrim's Rest gold rush.  Experience life as a "digger" by panning for your own gold (and you get to keep the 24-carat gold "bits"). Finish your gold panning with a well deserved drink and receive a commemorative certificate.

The tour then moves on to "Alanglade", the Mine manager's residence, where you will get a glimpse of the daily family life and history of the Barry family.  The tour concludes with a relaxing game of croquet on the front lawn.  An optional picnic lunch is available on request.  Prior booking essential.

Rates: R150/person (minimum of 10 people)
Bookings: (+27) (0)13 764 1177
, or (+27) (0)13 767-1886

Guided Ghost Tours and Alanglade tours also available.
Ghost Tour: R120/person, R30/kid
Alanglade Tour: R100/person (1 Hour), R160/person (2 Hours)
Bookings: (+27) (0)13 764 1177
, , or (+27) (0)13 767-1886 

Short, Day Walks:
A nice, short walk is between Uptown and Downtown Pilgrim's.  You can also extend your walk to the Caravan Park, or even further to the Golf Course.

Over-night Hikes:
The 63km, 4-night Prospector's Hiking Trail passes through the village of Pilgrim's Rest. Shorter over-night trails are also available.  These include:

Peach Tree Creek Circular (21km, 2 nights)
Peach Creek (21km, 1 night)
Black Hill (44km, 2 nights)
Morgenzon (44km, 2 nights)
Prospector's/Morgenzon (57km, 4 nights)
Bookings for these trails, and the 4 over-night hiking huts, can only be done with Komatiland Eco-Tourism on (013) 754-2724


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