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 and Route 62. The Ceres valley can be reached through Michell’s Pass,Theronsberg Pass and Gydo Pass.
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. The Ceres area is all but quiet. Here you can be adventurous. Be wild! Be daring!
Ceres is really a very special stop-over in South Africa. Here you get to experience amazing seasons with the most beautiful views. Ceres, although small, has more than enough local and nearby activities for people of all ages. 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.
During the winter months, the mountains are often covered in snow and the area has been referred to as Little Switzerland. 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.
Our beautiful valley offers a wide selection of accommodation options. Whether it be for business or pleasure, we've got you covered.
Take time and explore our gorgeous and eventful valley. Our endless attractions will be keeping you very busy.
Food & Drink
Some of the best restaurants, deli's, tastings and wineries are in our area for you to enjoy.
The Riverside Lodge is situated at the outskirts of Ceres next to the Dwars River and at the foot of the Skurweberg, with beautiful sunsets and bird life. Accommodation consists of 12 En Suite rooms – air conditioned with DSTV and wireless internet as well as separate entrances. Our restaurant provides excellent traditional or braai meals, and packed breakfast and lunches. We also provide two cots for the little ones and also pet friendly for little lap dogs. Before or after your meal, relax in the shade of our old cork oak tree (quercus suber quercus) or take a stroll along the Dwars River to the Skurweberg to enjoy nature and bird life. Ample off street parking.
Tankwa Padstal, where Community is everything! – Best Road Side Shop/Stall in the Tankwa Karoo! A little bit of everything and a lot of something in the middle of nowhere. Freshly homemade food, hot & icy cold drinks and our famous homemade Ginger Beer. Unique and interesting arts & crafts. Tankwa Padstal in the Karoo is on the R355 about 70km from Ceres, on the way to Calvinia and the Tankwa Karoo National Park, but for a lot of people it is somewhere between nothing and nowhere. Until you have found this wonderful treasure in the Tankwa Karoo… Once you have been there it will be as close as your heart and thoughts. The Tankwa Padstal is a farm stall/diner/convenience store that sells anything from sweets, chips and cold drinks to matches, bug spray, airtime, crafts, clothes and more! They have homemade preserves and all things yummie. They serve homemade food made with love and their roosterkoek is a must have when you stop by. They have a heart for the community of the Tankwa Karoo. That is why one of their very special days in the year is the Tankwa Community Day. Make sure to pop in there next time.
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Situated in the Koue Bokkeveld, high above the Ceres Valley, Gys se Huis is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. The beautiful farmhouse is situated in the heart of a working farm. Luxurious accommodation and fantastic country hospitality will make your stay one to remember! This historic building, situated in the heart of a working farm, surrounded by old oak trees and lush lawns, is both spacious and comfortable. As a beautifully decorated guesthouse, with a modern country feel, it comes fully furnished. Boasting ample sleeping capacity, there are 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10 – 2 king beds, 1 double bed, 4 single beds), 3 bathrooms (all with bath & shower), a spacious living room with fireplace, snooker room with a full size snooker table, library room, special kiddies relaxation area, outdoor braai area and a fully equipped kitchen with an indoor braai. All rooms come fitted with the highest quality linen. Flat screen TV with DSTV’s hotel package, as well as free WIFI available. During the week, rooms can be booked individually on a room only, bed & breakfast or full board option, while on weekends the house is booked out as a self-catering unit.
Cherry Blossom Cottage Cherry Blossom Cottage is situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Ceres, Western Cape and offers luxury self-catering accommodation for a total of 4 guests. Situated in a safe quiet neighborhood, within walking distance from mountain trails, school grounds, tennis courts and coffee shops, it is perfect for business or family trips. The relaxing and cozy atmosphere at this idyllic cottage, makes it a definite must try if you’re in the area
Centrally situated & offers accommodation in air-conditioned en-suite rooms with M-net, Tea/Coffee facilities and separate entrances. Secure parking & Swimming pool available. Fully licensed A la carte restaurant on premises. Wireless Internet access available for guests (must have own laptop).
The name “Togryers Museum” or Transport Riders’ Museum originated from the huge influence that the transport riders had on the development of Ceres. The completion of Michell’s Pass in 1848 made the town accessible to wagons, and one of the main routes to the diamond fields went through Ceres. The visitor to the museum can learn more about the natural history of the area, the first inhabitants and their lifestyle, as well as the establishment of Ceres. Other exhibits include photographs and articles of the destructive earthquake of 1969, a collection of wagons, information on local schools, churches, the Slave up rise at Houdenbek Farm and the forced removals during the 1960’s.
This “foefieslide” adventure is situated in the lovely mountains surrounding the Ceres Valley. A mere 1½ hours’ drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect breakaway from the hectic city life! Our Ceres Zip slide Tour offers 8 slides, totalling a length of 1.4km – this is the best Zipline Tour in Africa! The amazing rock formations and river form a perfect backdrop to a fun-, adrenaline-filled adventure! The surrounding Skurweberg Mountains forms a picturesque backdrop to your journey. You will be kitted up in a full body harness with state of the art equipment and then 2 fully trained guides will take you on the Zipline tour into the mountain. Price includes a drink during and after the tour. A short walk takes them to the departure point at the first slide, from where the breath-taking view reaches over the town of Ceres and across the Ceres Valley. Here the fun starts! The slides vary in lengths from 100 meters to 291 meters! The highest point above the ground is 40 meters. The duration of the tour is group size dependant. We operate in all-weather circumstances, we don’t have any group size limited, and children from 3 years old […]
Christie Prins Day Hiking Trail (12km from Ceres). Surrounded by picturesque mountains and beautiful nature scenery. This hiking trail above Prince Alfred’s Hamlet was established as an Eco-tourism project by a local school. The route named after a famous conservationist in the area, has 2 circular routes: ±2 hours and ±4 hours. No permit needed. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Tankwa Trail Run
Run. Have Fun. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. The #TankwaTrail weekends kicks off with a FREE fun 5.3km night run on the 21st April 2023, followed by a 19.6km run and finishing the weekend on Sunday 23 April 2023 with an 18.7km run. Join us for a weekend where it is all about the trails, the vibe and escaping everyday responsibilities for just a little while. We do not want you to miss out on this one, as we might just have found the perfect recipe for the perfect weekend away. Enter here: www.tankwatrail.co.za
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Love Ceres, one of my favorite place. Had so much fun on Friday morning with the dogs at the snow.