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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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.
Eselfontein MTB 3 Day Stage Race
The Festival : 8-10 October 2021 Eselfontein Festival 3 Day Stage Race – ONLY 300 entries Friday 8 October Day 1 – 40km @ 18:00 Saturday 9 October Day 2 – 55km @ 7:30 Sunday 10 October Day 3 – 45km @ 7:30 FREE Camping grounds for all entrants. Food, beverage and coffee vendors throughout the whole weekend Swimming pool Bike shop and bike wash available Secure bike park available ENTER HERE
Rijk Tulbagh Trail Run/Walk
Trail Run/Walk sponsored by Rijk Tulbagh Saturday 16 October 2021 Registration 07h00 Start 08h00 Come and Join in the Fun
Loxtonia Cider Cherry Trail Run
Name: Loxtonia Cider Cherry Trail Run When: Saturday 27thNovember 2021 Where: Loxtonia Farm, Ezelfontein Road, Ceres Distances: 5km trail run R100/10.7km R150 Entries include a finishers cider with non-alcoholic options Calling all Trail Runners Seeing as it is both summer and cherry season, we thought it only fitting to launch trail running at Loxtonia Farm, home to both Cider, Cherries and scenic trail paths, this November 2021 We would love for the whole family to get involved – we have a 5km which can be done as a run or a fun run/walk and a 10.7km for those who are more ambitious. Entries include a finishers cider with non-alcoholic options Post run there will be coffee truck, food trucks, a cherry stall, music and cider, beer and gin available, so come and sit in- between the orchards and have a fun-filled day with us on Loxtonia farm. On the day registration with covid regulations in place. Refunds and transfer possible until the 15th of November 2021 ENTER HERE
Love Ceres, one of my favorite place. Had so much fun on Friday morning with the dogs at the snow.