Royal Hotel with winding roads up and down the scenic mountain pass, 15km from Graskop, is located in the unspoiled gold mining village of Pilgrims Rest. Along with the utmost dedication, the shop owners and the local residents have managed to preserve the unique atmosphere of the village where gold was discovered over a century ago.

Royal Hotel in the Village

blankThe village is the only one in South Africa with National Monument status. What’s more, the village of Pilgrims Rest is able to offer many excellent quint restaurants. There are also street vendors selling their handmade products. Whilst walking from Uptown to Downtown Pilgrim’s Rest, one is flanked by mountain and scenic views. In addition, there are conferencing facilities that seat 300 people for year-end parties, and family reunions, or just a weekend away. Also, on offer and the most special of all, is weddings!


With the ambiance of the Victorian era, your wedding will be unforgettable. This is just the topping for your guests, with a charming Victorian setting for your wedding that can accommodate up to 110 guests. Your guests will feel the unique wedding experience of not quite being part of the modern world.


Unit Type 1

Royal Hotel unit 1 Tandasa Pilgrims Rest

Bunk House B1

  • Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Lounge, Separate Bedroom with Brass Double Bed and en-suite Bathroom with Ball ‘n Claw bath.
  • Twin beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms

Unit Type 2

Royal Hotel unit 2 Tandasa Pilgrims Rest

Bunk House B2

  • Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Brass Double Bed and en-suite Bathroom with Ball ‘n Claw bath. Honeymoon Suite with Fire Place.
  • Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer

Unit Type 3

Royal Hotel unit 3 Tandasa Pilgrims Rest

Bunk House B3

  • Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Brass Twin Beds and en-suite Bathroom with Ball ‘n Claw Bath.
Bed and breakfast rate per person sharing from R690 per night

Bed and breakfast rate per person single from R760 per night

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellations within 4 weeks of arrival - 75% of deposit refunded

Cancellations within 3 weeks of arrival - 50% of deposit refunded

Cancellations within 2 weeks of arrival - 25% of deposit refunded

Cancellations within 1 week of arrival - no refund

Refunds are actioned solely at the discretion of the Hotel Manager.

Children and extra beds

Children Under 12 qualify for a 50% discount on the stated rates, and children Under 3 Stay for FREE!


  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Indoor fire place
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • WiFi

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Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims RestPilgrims Rest is a small museum town in the Mpumalanga province and is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873. The frenzy happened soon after the MacMac diggings began some 5 km away. Alluvial panning eventually gave way to deeper ore mining. In the 1970’s the town, not drastically changed,

Culture and history info

There is an abundance of gorgeous arts and crafts shops where one can purchase pottery, stained glass, weaving, hot glass and even custom crockery. Other exciting activities include horse riding, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and golfing. The Mount Sheba Nature Reserve boasts a series of outstanding walks offering spectacular scenery. There never was a more beautiful or romantic spot to have a gold rush than Pilgrim’s Rest. This spectacular area is richly imbued with a diversity of natural, cultural and historic gems. The uniqueness of this historic village is vividly evident in its museums and historic sites. The beauty here is unsurpassed. Pilgrims Rest offers all visitors a fascinating look into the past and captures the spirit of a former era and its people in their quest for gold. It is definitely well worth a visit.

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