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.
The Guesthouse is available to book for a weekend away or a midweek stay for up to 10 guests, is fully equipped with solar power & gas. There is also a fireplace/ inside braai. Situated near the beautiful Eselfontein dam, you will find the 5 Eco Huts, offering a unique and authentic rustic camping experience. The experience will prove to be both comfortable and wild. There are 5 huts with 2 single beds per hut. The huts can sleep 10 people and we do allow another 10 or more people to camp. . There are flush toilets, hot & cold water. Activities include swimming & fishing in farm dam, hiking and mountain biking. This MTB trail is up to date the top MTB trial because of its design, amount of single tracks and year round marketing. The track is about 65 km and calls for a high level of fitness and handling skills. Shorter trials are also available.
Loxtonia Farm is situated in the heart of the Western Cape farmlands, in the Ceres Valley. Owned by the Whitfield family since 1990. The art of making fine apple cider first took place at Loxtonia Farm in 2013, when the family run farmstead identified a gap in the South African market. Sit back and enjoy the view with one of our refreshing ciders! Our new tasting room overlooks our very own apple orchards and the magnificent Ceres Valley. We are always thinking of new and exciting cider flavours to tantalise the taste buds – we can’t wait to share them with you! OPENING HOURS Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Tierkloof offers three beautifully styled, luxury self-catering dwellings surrounded by 1 200 hectares of pristine wilderness, just 2.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town. Each of our enchanting, fully equipped private hideaways is uniquely designed and appointed but all of them feature breathtaking views, a private pool and the guarantee of a getaway filled with natural beauty, peace, and tranquillity. Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartruggens Mountains, overlooking the endless Tankwa plains, this stunning locale encompasses a range of terrain types that will satisfy every type of traveller, from outdoor adventurers, birdwatchers and hikers to those who simply want to relax and unwind. At Tierkloof, we are absolutely passionate about ensuring the best possible experience for our guests and we aim to deliver the highest levels of quality and service. RATES AND RESERVATIONS Note: Minimum stay is two nights. Over the peak Dec/Jan period the minimum stay is three nights. Dragon Rock (Per Night): Max 4 guests Friday, Saturday nights and public/school holidays: R 2 800 for 1 – 4 guests Weeknights: R 2 240 Serenity (Per Night): Max 6 guests Friday, Saturday nights and public/school holidays: R 3 500 for 1 – 4 guests and R 500 per […]
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.
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 […]
Kunje Farm is nestled at the foot of a mountain range in a remote corner of the Koue Bokkeveld. A cool oasis in this harsh and beautiful wilderness, the accommodation takes the form of a bright, renovated farmhouse with a cottage attached, three self-catering cottages, and a rustic Mountain Hut that’s pet-friendly. The farmhouse and cottage are both surrounded by beautiful gardens and craggy rock. Both have pretty décor and impressive attention to detail – paint-effect walls and furniture, everything you need in the kitchen, colourful duvets and a stock of Trivial Pursuit and other rainy day board games. Outside you will find a charming braai area in the shade of a magnificent clump of trees, and a playfull pool area surrounded by sundrenched rocks. With a sprawl of five double rooms and three bathrooms (more if you combine it with the adjacent Cottage) the farmhouse is perfect for a large group who enjoy home from home comfort. The three self-catering cottages can sleep 2 – 6 guests and offers spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and lounge area with a cosy fire place to cuddle up to. Further out and on its own is Kunje’s Mountain Hut, […]
Olive Rock Food Experience 2021
You are invited to enjoy a day of lunch and spoils at Olive Rock.
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
Love Ceres, one of my favorite place. Had so much fun on Friday morning with the dogs at the snow.