Eden of the Cape
Ceres, a mere 150 km or 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is the gateway to the Cederberg area (to the north) and Route 62 (to the south). The Ceres valley can be reached through Michell’s Pass (from Cape Town, via N1, R43, R46), Theronsberg Pass (from Touws River, R46) and Gydo Pass (from Citrusdal, R303).
Valley of Fruitfulness
The valley produces the finest deciduous fruit in South Africa. Also well-known for its fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices and natural spring water. For fruit related activities click here.
Gateway to Adventure
The Ceres area is all but quiet. Here you can be adventurous. Be wild! Be daring! For more information on outdoor & adventure activities, click here.
Step Back in Time
The valley of Ceres, the Koue Bokkeveld and the open plains of the Tanqua Karoo were first inhabited by the San and Khoi, thousands of years ago.
Winter Snow Wonder
During the winter months, the mountains are often covered in snow and the area has been referred to as Little Switzerland. There are plenty of snow activities such as skiing and snowboarding to keep the whole family busy.
Explore the Countryside
The Ceres district consists of four diverse areas and each has its own unique charm and landscapes. Scenic mountain passes are the only gateways to the Ceres valley.
Art and Other Interests
Art lover can Indulge themselves in local arts and crafts, or simply have a picture framed.
The Ceres region offers a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and grills.
Menu Highlights: Oxtail Potjie… Curried Tripe & Trotters… Sunday Lunch Buffet … Chicken Cheese Cake… Village Pie… Minted Lamb Chops… Apple Farmer’s Breakfast… Mosbeskuit… Ginger Beer… Up-side Down Café Latte… Ceres Fruit Smoothie Pumpkin Chutney… Carrot & Brandy Marmalade and Onion Atchar.
Stay Over and Relax
The area offers a wide variety of accommodation from luxury game reserves, a nature reserve, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, a holiday resort, self-catering units, farm cottages to mountain & eco-huts, and camp sites. After enjoying a fun filled time, why not take time out to relax and unwind. Our clean and clear skies will renew your body and soul.