Pilgrim's & Sabie News Museum

Drakensberg Escarpment

This museum explores the history of printing in the town and has a collection of old presses. A section covers the impact of the Anglo-Boer War, WWI and WWII on local families.

Admission includes entry to four other museums.

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1. Central Garage Transport Museum

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2. Victorian House Museum

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This restored Victorian home is full of B&W photos, old dolls and furniture, including a wooden carved commode in the main bedroom.

3. Dredzen Store


The Dredzen Store is a general store recreated as it would have been in 1930s, complete with vintage advertisements and chairs hanging from the ceiling.

4. Thelwall's Museum

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This former fruit shop dating to 1946 has interpretive panels on the local gold rush and conflicts.

5. Diggings Museum

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6. Alanglade


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7. Lisbon Falls

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This waterfall is a highlight of the Blyde River Canyon area, especially in summer (October to March), when the water flows hardest.

8. Graskop Gorge Lift


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