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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Ceres, South Africa

General Information

Ceres, said to be named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, is located in the Cape Winelands region of the Western CapeSouth Africa.  Situated in a wonderfully fertile area, Ceres is one of South Africa's top producers of deciduous fruit.  Export quality fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices and natural spring water is produced here.

The road through Ceres became the main route to the north when diamonds were discovered in Kimberley in the late 1800’s. These days the route is known as the ‘Forgotten Highway’ and is fast developing as a tourist attraction.  The town is rich in history with many historical buildings to tell its story, however after an earthquake struck in 1969 many of the original buildings were damaged.

Winter brings with it snow providing a beautiful backdrop as the mountains become shrouded in white giving the area the nickname Little Switzerland.  The snow gives tourists some exciting activities to take part in, including skiing and snow-boarding.

Ceres offers many scenic mountain passes which provide activities such as 4x4'ing, hiking and mountain biking.  The landscape of fertile valley and rocky outcrops are unique and breath-taking.  The Ceres Valley has some of the best preserved San rock art in the country which can be viewed on guided hiking tours.

Accommodation in Ceres

Ceres offers a range of accommodation options ranging from luxury game reserves, a holiday resort, bed and breakfasts, self-catering, camping and farm cottages.

Activities in Ceres

Ceres has plenty to offer in the form of things to do to suit the whole family.  Some of these are as follows:

  • Ceres Transport Riders Museum - original history with displays of wagons, including information on the earthquake
  • Klondyke Cherry Farm - cherry picking season starts at the end of November until the end of December each year
  • Fruit farm tours - seasonal
  • Golfing
  • Ceres Zipline Adventures
  • 4x4 routes
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Horseriding

See the activities directory for more information on what there is on offer.

Businesses and Restaurants in Ceres

Ceres is a major business and tourist hub, with many successful business in operation.  For more information please view the Business directory, alternatively you can add your own business as a free listing.

Restaurants, coffee shops and farm stalls abound with a list of options to be found under the restaurant directory.  

Ceres Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.ceres.org.za/
Telephone: 023 316 1287
E-mail: info@ceres.org.za

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