in Mpumalanga and Kruger
Drive from Gauteng to Pilgrim’s Rest, allowing four to five hours for the journey – plus one more if you break for an early lunch at the pretty highland town of Dullstroom. Dedicate a full afternoon to exploring the restored highlands gold rush village of Pilgrim’s Rest – highlights include the Victorian House Museum, Diggings Site Museum and Robber’s Grave. Dine on hearty fare such as oxtail potjie (a slow-cooked stew) at the Victorian-styled restaurant at the Royal Hotel (royalhotelpilgrims.co.za).
Spend today exploring the Mpumalanga Escarpment. A good morning route leads through Graskop north to God’s Window viewpoint, Lisbon ...