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Address: Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa
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This grand museum is the former home of a wealthy miner and still contains...

This grand museum is the former home of a wealthy miner and still contains many examples of period furniture, paintings and glassware.

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Well preserved house

If you like to see and hear old stories then this is the house, it takes you back into time. But Pilgrims town is deteriorating, many houses closed and lots of vendors. its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 21, 2016
Moratuwa M
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Edenvale, South Africa
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Edenvale, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

If you like to see and hear old stories then this is the house, it takes you back into time. But Pilgrims town is deteriorating, many houses closed and lots of vendors. its becoming a ghost town.But passing by was a nice experience

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see a house preserved in the old way - when prospectors were busy panning for gold over a hundred years ago. One of various interesting spots to see in the town, all included on the museum ticket you can buy at the info shop.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Alanglade House very much ......it's absolutely stunning and we would recommend this if you're lucky enough to be staying in Pilgrim's Rest. Our tour guide, Cherrie, was soooooo knowledgeable and fun.

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Thank Penny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

This tour is a must for all visitors... My breath was totally taken away by this alanglade mansion. And the tour gide is amazing as well... 10 out of 10 best place ever !!!!

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Thank johancalitz
Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

It was amazing to see all the old stuff in the house It was left as if the people just moved out. From the pots and pans to the clothes and beautiful rooms full of the old furniture.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our (very cheap - ZAR20pp) tour of the house. The guide was enthusiastic and informative and the house is very well done. The gardens and the surrounds however need a lot of attention - the few employees on site appeared to be sitting around doing nothing.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a big no. It changed into a cultural village where all one can buy is more African "art". You park your car, and upon return, it was washed without you requesting so, just to make a quick buck. If you then try to argue the fact that you did not request it to be washed, you are met... More 

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Harrismith, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited the once famous mining historic town. What a disaster!!!! Lots of the little shops has closed and there is now street vendors everywhere. The street vendors is selling everything nothing to do with the high days of Pelgrims. Only "made somewhere else" You feel unsafe as people from all over swamp your car the moment you drive into... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I had put this house on our to do list while in the area and wasnt disappointed. The house is wonderfully preserved, with many of the original pieces of furniture and fittings having been donated by the families who had lived there, most notably from the Barry family - the first occupants of the house. Tours have to be booked... More 

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Mwanza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Every history lover's dream. A true mansion! The house reflected a lot of old artifacts, each room displays the true way they used to live in the early 1900's. Very interesting and gorgeous house. Our tour guide were very informative and friendly as well as patient!! We had a million and one questions and she answered each and every one...

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