Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Pilgrim's Rest

June 12, 2015  —  South Africa 3
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa

Pilgrim's Rest is a small village established when gold was discovered in 1873. For 10 years, diggers worked on small-scale alluvial claims. In the 1880s, Pilgrim's Rest became a company town, and when gold fizzled, it was sold to the government and became a historical village.

The village is now a national monument.

Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
The garage contains some nice old cars.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
The village of Pilgrim's Rest.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
The Royal Hotel. One can still sleep there.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside the hotel.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside the hotel.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside a house (a museum).
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside a house (a museum).
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
This house can be rented for a night.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Restaurant 'The Vine'.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside the restaurant.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Inside the restaurant.
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa

Here is how a diggers' camp looked like.

Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa
Pilgrim's Rest - South Africa