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Pure Adventure & the Outdoors
For those seeking a little adventure, Ceres has you covered and here, you can be adventurous. 

The best way to enjoy the stunning mountain landscapes and valleys that make this part of South Africa so unique, is by immersing one’s self in its splendid outdoors.  From zip sliding over breath-taking rock formations, abseiling, ‘kloofing’ or ice climbing at the magnificent Matroosberg, riding the tough, exhilarating Tankwa Trek MTB or walk the Tankwa Camino – there is an adventure for everyone. Ceres also boats a stunning 9-hole golf course that is ranked as one of the best in South Africa.

Be wild! Be daring! Have Fun!


Come and Discover our Magical Valley

There’s a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxury game reserves, a Cape Nature reserve, numerous guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, self-catering units, farm cottages and mountain & eco-huts, and a camp site within the town of Ceres.  After enjoying a fun filled time out and about, why not take time out to relax and unwind at one of the many day spas or coffee shops. Our clean and clear skies will renew your mind, body and soul.


Step Back in Time

In winter snow can fall on the higher mountain regions, and this brings many visitors to the Ceres Valley, which has become affectionately known as ‘the Switzerland of South Africa’. In summer, the Ceres Valley offers a beauty all its own and there are numerous hikes, mountain bike tracks and walks along rivers and streams and in the surrounding mountains for those nature lovers. Alternatively, come and pick your own cherries during cherry season or go on a tractor or horse ride to experience real farm life!  One of the region’s greatest assets is its sheer diversity of bird species, hosting highly sought-after endemic and near-endemic species found in the unique Fynbos vegetation.


South Africa’s Fruit Basket

Mention the name ‘Ceres’ in South Africa and any local will immediately reply ‘fruit juice and apples’ and indeed, the Ceres district is one of the country’s largest deciduous fruit-growing regions and home to the factory that produces a fruit juice concentrate of the same name. Named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, this valley produces an array of fruit and vegetables that feed many South Africans and service numerous international markets. Produce includes: apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums and cherries. Onions and potatoes are also grown in the Ceres region and we even have dried fruits and a local wine.