Attractions IN Ceres

Golf Courses

Ceres Golf Course

Having originally been crafted by local community members with nothing more than a few donkeys to assist, the Ceres Golf Course offers something a little different from the average golfing estate in South Africa. However, thanks to Danie Obermeyer’s ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Gydo Pass

The Gydo Pass is one of two passes that transport one from the town of Ceres through the Warmberg, and up on to the Koue Bokkeveld (Cold Bokkeveld), a name that originated because of springbok found up here ...

Nature Reserves

Matroosberg Nature Reserve

The reserve lies 35 kilometres outside of Ceres on the farm Erfdeel – a working fruit, vegetable and protea farm, just two hours' from Cape Town. Summer days are glorious, whilst there is almost a guarantee of snow in winter because of the altitude ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Michells Pass

Without Michells Pass the existence of Ceres would be questionable. It was only after the pass was completed in 1849 that the town of Ceres came into being at all. It is no surprise, as, faced with the incredible banks of mountain east of Cape Town our ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Swaarmoed Pass

The Swaarmoed Pass lies in the Matroosberg just outside of the town of Ceres. Like the town, it is well known for snow in winter – if not on the pass itself, then views from the pass generally will include snow, icy weather depending – and fruit (the ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Theronsberg Pass

The Theronsberg Pass is one of four ways in which to reach the Ceres valley. Others include Michell's Pass from Cape Town (N1, R43, R46), Gydo Pass (the R303 from Citrusdal), and Theronsberg Pass (from Touws River, R46). The Theronsberg Mountains take ...

Attractions AROUND Ceres

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Aquila Nature Reserve

Aquila is a private Nature Reserve lying outside the town of Touwsriver; just less than two hours drive from Cape Town along a particularly scenic route on the N1. The reserve is named after the Black Eagle found in the area that is today rarely ...

Mountain Passes

Bainskloof Pass

One of a series of passes that cut through the mountain that seal Cape Town and its surrounds from the interior, Bainskloof Pass is also one of the Western Cape's most scenic routes. To drive its bends and turns brings one right up against the Limietberg ...

Nature Reserves

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

On Bartholomeus Klip's grassy plains you will find wild animals in one of the last spaces, so close to a city, that still allows for game to freely graze as they might have done years ago. The quagga breeding programme brings together pairs of zebra that ...

Mountain Passes / Mountain Reserves / World Heritage Sites

Boland Mountain Complex

The Boland Mountain Complex includes the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, and Limietberg Nature Reserve. About 40 km to the east of Cape Town, ...

Wine Routes

Breedekloof Wine Route

The youngest wine route in South Africa and just 90 km outside of Cape Town, the Breedekloof wine route lies in the Breede River Valley, which stretches from Gouda in the west, McGregor in the south, Montagu in the east and the Tankwa-Karoo National Park ...

Nature Reserves

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness area, with its extraordinary rock formations and popular hiking routes, lies about 120 km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape. The Reserve is situated in the Groot Winterhoek mountain range, north of Tulbagh and east of ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Katbakkies Pass

Katbakkies Pass has what is commonly known as a descriptive name. Others in the area include Houdenbek and Skitterykloof - although Skitterykloof (also known as Peerboomskloof) was incorrectly known as Katbakkies for a time, until the true Katbakkies ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Middle Keurbooms Conservancy

On the beautiful Prince Alfred Pass lies the Middle Keurbooms Conservancy, or MKC for short. More than 30 000 hectares have been designated by landowners in the vicinity, concerned about their environment, to protecting the indigenous fauna and flora of ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Peerboomskloof Pass

Peerboomskloof Pass, where the Karoo meets the Koue Bokkeveld, is also sometimes called Skitterykloof or Katbakkies, particularly by birding fanatics. The true Katbakkies Pass lies to the west of Peerboomskloof Pass (the two are connected by a rocky ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Popular Tourist Routes

Route 62

Route 62 is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 motorway between ...

Natural Wonders / Landmarks

Stadsaal Caves

The Stadtsaal, sometimes spelt Stadsaal, caves are a series of ancient inter-leading caves in the Cederberg Wilderness that hold excellent examples of !Xam (more often called San) rock art, in particular paintings of elephant. The !Xam lived in the ...

Wine Estates

Tulbagh Wine Estates

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting estate in the country. Soon afterwards, a ...

Wine Routes

Tulbagh Wine Route

Only 80 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, the Tulbagh Valley lies surrounded on three sides by mountains – in the west, the Obiqua Mountains, to the north the Winterhoek Mountains and to the east, the Witzenberg Mountain range. Cool, south-easterly winds ...

Miscellaneous

Tweede Tol

Tweede Tol is a Cape Nature camping and picnic site 16 kilometres from Wellington up the Bainskloof Pass, in the Limietberg Nature Reserve - a huge 102 000 hectare mountain, wildlife and fynbos reserve in the mountains. Tweede Tol (second toll) is one of ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Uitkyk Pass

Located in the heart of the Cederberg, Uitkyk Pass forms part of the myriad gravel back roads so popular with bikers, campers and hikers in this incredible wilderness. It also has one of the best view points at the top of the pass. Roughly two hours' ...

Nature Reserves

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

Set in a part of the country known as the arid Robertson Karoo, the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve lies in the Breede River Valley, roughly 15 kilometres south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. Given the name of the nature reserve - Vrolijkheid means ...

Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes

Witzenberg Valley

The Witzenberg Valley is a huge basin lying in amongst four mountain ranges. To the west is the Nuwekloof Pass and the valleys stretching from Tulbagh to Wolseley, including Ceres and the area up the Gydo, Theronsberg and ...

... and a little further afield

Wine Estates

Breedekloof Wine Estates

The Western Cape region of the Breedekloof is renowned for its picturesque wine farms, of which there are more than 25. Worcester, the Breede River and Rawsonville are all part of the appeal of this mountainous region. The terroir and weather conditions ...

Nature Reserves

Dassieshoek Nature Reserve

Dassieshoek Local Nature Reserve lies just eight kilometres north of Robertson. It is a small nature reserve of little more than 767 hectares that lies hunched in among the Langeberg Mountains, a favourite with hikers but little known otherwise. It can, ...

Museums

De Oude Drostdy

Definitely high on the list of ‘must visits’ when in Tulbagh, De Oude Drostdy is a typical Cape Dutch style home built in 1804 just outside the town. It served originally as the seat of the magistrate of Tulbagh, and today is a national monument and ...

Mountain Passes

Du Toitskloof Pass

Du Toitskloof Pass lies on the R101 between Paarl and Worcester, although these days most people are not even aware they're on the pass for they opt to use the Huguenot Tunnel, which means you shave a significant 11 kilometres off the original drive. You ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Hex River Pass

The Hex River Pass lies on the national road, the N1, and links Worcester with Touws River. The pass is a favourite amongst travellers during winter when the surrounding peaks are capped with snow, usually a sure indicator to those living in the nearby ...

Botanical Gardens

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

In Roux Road on the outskirts of Worcester, some 120 kilometres from Cape Town, lies a unique gem of a garden - the only truly succulent garden in the southern hemisphere, and indeed Africa, that displays one of the largest collection of indigenous ...

Museums

Kleinplasie Worcester Open Air Museum

1km outside Worcester, is Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum. Here we depict the lifestyle of the early Cape pioneer farmers. Activities like tobacco rolling, candle and soap making, coffee roasting and bread baking (only mornings between 09:30 - 12:30) ...

Nature Reserves

Marloth Nature Reserve

Lying just three kilometres from the pretty little town of Swellendam, the Marloth Nature Reserve conserves the central Langeberg Mountains that lie between the towns of Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The Marloth Nature reserve includes ...

Golf Courses

Robertson Golf Club

Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains in the Breede River Valley and bordered by vineyards and orchards, the 18-hole Robertson golf course is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’. Described as a fun, leisurely ...

Wine Estates

Robertson Valley Wine Estates

There are almost 50 million vines in the Robertson Valley Wine Route, which produce more than 200 000 tons of wine grapes every year. The most common wines found along this wine route are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and ...

Ceres as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Ashton, Bainskloof, Bonnievale, Breeriver, De Doorns, Du Toitskloof, McGregor, Montagu, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Rawsonville, Robertson, Tulbagh, Wolseley, Worcester

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