Ceres, Western Cape

Ceres, Western Cape

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Located about 170-kilometer north-east of Cape Town is South Africa’s Fruit Basket — Ceres. This town lies in a fertile valley surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Boland. The town was named after the Roman goddess of agriculture. It is one of the country’s largest seasonal fruit-growing regions. Ceres produces an array of vegetables and fruits like cherries, peaches, apples, plums, pears, nectarines, and apricots. Potatoes and onions are also grown in the area. Ceres is also home to a factory that produces fruit juice concentrates. The town produces dried fruits and local wines as well.

Ceres is the Switzerland of South Africa. In winter, the town transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting visitors from all over the country. Have fun making snowmen and throwing snowballs in the snow-covered town while enjoying the view of the beautiful snow-capped mountains.

The Best of Both Worlds

In summer, Ceres features breathtaking views and exciting activities. The cherry picking during cherry season is great fun. Or you can experience real farm life on a tractor or horse ride. Other activities include zipline adventures, hiking and mountain biking. You can also take in spectacular views of the Ceres Valley while enjoying a relaxing train ride.

Ceres, Western Cape

The town has four unique areas. The Warm Bokkeveld is a wide fertile valley and is the center of one of the richest agricultural regions of the Western Cape. Next, the Bo-Swaarmoed is situated at the foot of the Matroosberg Mountain Range and its famous for seasonal snows, cherry picking during season, and breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. In contrast, the Koue Bokkeveld is a mountainous area situated on a plateau, home to large farming estates renowned for their apples, pears and vegetables. Lastly, the Ceres Karoo is a semi-arid desert area with breathtaking landscape views hosting one of the best private game reserves in the Cape.

Famous for its export-quality fruit, breathtaking scenery, seasonal snow, and a number of fun engaging activities. What more can you ask for?