Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape and serves as a regional centre for the surrounding towns of Wolseley, Tulbagh, Op-die-Berg and Prince Alfred Hamlet. It is located about 170kms north-east of Cape Town in an area affectionately known as the 'Warm Bokkeveld' (warm antelope field).
It is surrounded by exquisite mountains, and the valley can be reached through Michelle Pass from Cape Town, Theronsberg Pass from Touwsriver and Gydo Pass from Citrusdal. During the cold winters, the
mountains (and often the whole area), is covered in snow, attracting people from all over looking to catch a glimpse of the snow or photograph themselves amidst the snow. Here, you will also find Ceres
Zipslide Adventures, the longest zipslide in Africa.
Ceres is synonymous with fruit and known as the 'Valley of Fruitfulness'. The Ceres farms produce a variety of the finest deciduous fruit in the country with fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices as well as natural spring water. Peaches, nectarines, apples, apricots, pears and cherries are grown in the Ceres district and the famous Ceres brand hails from the area.
The Dwars River flows on the western side of the valley and provides some fantastic trout fishing opportunities where it pools and forms rapids. For nature lovers, there is plenty to do and explore
including zipsliding and several hikes and walks along rivers and streams and in the surrounding mountains.
The district of Ceres also extends into the Karoo, where game farms and bird watching are popular amongst visitors.
Ceres offer a wide range of properties to choose from.
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