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Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest was declared a gold field in 1873 after gold deposits were found in Pilgrim's Creek. Mining was active until 1971 when Beta Mine was closed down. In 1986 the town was declared a national monument. The Central Information Office gives an essential overview of Pilgrim's Rest's colorful past and the reason this mining village is so famous - Alanglade, the former residence of the General Manager of the mine, The Printing Museum, The Dredzen Shop and House Museum, Robbers Grave at the cemetry, Pilgrim's Hut and Diggings at the edge of town - where visitors will see how gold was panned, Reduction Works, Tintown, Joubert Bridge on the edge of the village on. Walking trails start and end at the village and are worth exploring. The Greater Escarpment offers tourist-related activities within easy reach of Pilgrim's Rest. Scenic drives and walks, waterfalls, birdwatching, along with good restaurants make Pilgrim's Rest an ideal point to explore many wonderful amenities.