Ceres, which is said to be named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, is located in the Cape Winelands region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Only an approximate 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Ceres is a popular weekend getaway for Capetonians.
As the gateway to the Route 62, Ceres is often the starting point for those taking more of a back-road trip from city to city. 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.Read More