Ceres - 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.
Snow Report: 29 August 2014 @ 12:45
All the passes (Gydo Pass, Swaarmoed Pass & Theronsberg Pass) outside Ceres are OPEN.
All the ground level snow has melted and snow is only accessible with a 4x4 vehicle.
There is still lots of snow on the 4x4 routes at Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve and Merino Farm, east of Ceres.
Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve's 4x4 route closes daily at 11:00.
Entrance rate for 4x4 Trail:
R250.00 per vehicle + the driver & R50 per adult.
Maximum Rate per vehicle = R400
Tel: 023 312 2282
Merino Farm's 4x4 route is open and closes daily at 16:00.
Entrance – R350.00 per 4x4 vehicle
Tel: 023 312 2596
Due to weather conditions the snow levels can change within the hour.
Be a Responsible Snow Watcher:
Please drive slowly and carefully - roads are slippery.
Be sure to have enough petrol and extra warm clothing.
Keep your car keys safe.
Do not throw snowballs at cars.
Do not trample fences, force gates open, break branches or trees.
Do not play in unauthorised areas as there might be winter grain crops
or expensive irrigation systems under the snow.
Do not lock your keys inside your car.
Enjoy the Snow
Ceres Snow Picture Gallery: Please send us pictures of you playing in the snow, outside Ceres.
Can you build the biggest snow man?
Send us your picture to be added onto the Ceres picture gallery.
Pictures below, were taken on previous snow falls.