cottages situated high above the main street in Downtown Pilgrim's Rest,
with an unimpeded view over Pilgrim's Creek. These comfortable cottages
are fully equipped for self catering and are serviced daily. Facilities
include microwave oven, air-conditioning, DSTV and outside braai. Two of
the cottages sleep 6 people in 3 separate bedrooms. The other four
cottages each have 2 bedrooms, sleeping a total of 4 people per cottage.
1840's the world wile gripped with gold fever, when large quantities of this
precious metal were discovered in California. These early finds stimulated the
search for gold in other countries.
The history of the Mpumalanga
gold fields date back to ancient times, when unknown miners worked the quartz
reefs for gold. Traces of their mining activities can still be fo1.U1d all over
the Northern Province and Zimbabwe. A series of minor gold deposits were fo1.U1d
in the northern parts of southern Africa between 1840 and the early 1870's. The
first gold rush in South Africa took place in February 1873 when payable gold
was discovered by McLachlan, Parsons and Valentine on the farm Geelhoutboom.
President Burgers visited the fields, named the digger's camp Mac Mac and
declared the area the New Caledonia Gold Fields. One of the Mac Mac diggers,
Alec 'wheelbarrow' Patterson, left the area to prospect further a field.
Patterson found rich gold deposits in the Pilgrim's Creek.