Sucking the Juice out of Life…

Welcome to Ceres!

Known as the Eden of the Cape, this beautiful part of the world offers wide fertile valleys, infinite scenery and an array of things to do. It’s the perfect getaway for weary city dwellers looking for a laid back escape…

Goddess of Fertility

Known as the Eden of the Cape, this beautiful part of the world offers wide fertile valleys, infinite scenery and an array of things to do. It’s the perfect getaway for weary city dwellers looking for a laid back escape…

The small town of Ceres is named after the Goddess of Fertility for good reason - it’s the centre of one of the most important fruit producing areas and home to internationally branded Ceres Fruit Juices - one of the largest beverage manufacturers on the African continent (available in 84 countries worldwide!). You will find some of the country’s most beautiful fruit farms tucked away in the valley (a mere 90-minute drive from Cape Town) which are accessed only via scenic mountain passes that will take your breath away!

Looking for Adventure?

Ceres is home to the longest zipslide in Africa! If you’re brave enough, it’s the best way to get a bird’s eye view of the valley. If you’re not, there’s also quad biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, golfing, game viewing and 4X4 routes available to keep you entertained. For something a little more laid back, the river provides some fantastic trout fishing.

For the less outdoorsy types, a favourite attraction is the largest private model toy car collection in South Africa. The village of Ceres is also home to a museum and a variety of gift and craft shops, where art lovers can indulge in local art, or buy amazing beadwork. Plus, there are great coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and grills. And, when you’re not buzzing around by day, the evenings will bless you with the most amazing sunsets and the clearest, starlit skies.

A Place to suit your Pocket

Although small, the area offers a multitude of accommodation options. There are several hotels, luxury game reserves, guest farms, bed and breakfast, self-catering units, farm cottages, mountain and eco-huts and even a camping area with bungalows and picnic sites.

Whatever the Weather

In winter snow fall is experienced on the higher mountains, which has, ambitiously, led to the region being dubbed ‘South Africa´s own little Switzerland’. Although sunny days are experienced down in the valley during the winter months, locals and tourists flock to Ceres when the snow-capped mountain peaks tower over the region.

The Ceres Fruit Route

Tours to some of the working fruit farms is a must! The Ceres Fruit Route offers visitors a chance to explore the orchards and fruit-packing houses. The Ceres Fruit Growers packing shed is the largest in the southern hemisphere! Peaches, nectarines, apples, apricots, pears and cherries are all grown in the district. You can taste and sample distinctive varieties of sundried fruit and homemade preserves too, which can also be tucked into your basket to enjoy at home. It’s best to visit during fruit picking season (between the months of December and April).

Cherry Picking Festival

For a unique experience, bring a basket to the Klondyke Cherry Farm from mid-November to end December and pick your own sun-ripened cherries.

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