Ceres is the regional and administrative center of the Witzenberg Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is situated in the Warmbokkeveld, meaning "warm antelope field" in English.
The town is about 170 km north-east of Cape Town and surrounded by small quaint towns like Tulbagh and Prince Alfred that offer an exquisite Cape Dutch charm. Ceres’ economy is mainly based on agriculture, and there are plenty of farms that take pride in creating employment over the years. It was named after the Roman goddess of fertility; Ceres, a name which best describes the location’s fruitful nature and its reputation as the major producer of South Africa's deciduous fruit. The town also boasts the production of some of the best fruit juices that are exported internationally.
The town enjoys a favorable Mediterranean climate during summer and cherry picking at this time of the year is every local’s “must do” activity. However, winter in Ceres can be very cold but still provides some fun, as snow tends to cover the higher plains of the town.
Activities never run out in this part of the world as it also offers a beauty all of its own, where the adventurous can indulge themselves in hikes and walks along rivers and streams, and in the surrounding mountains. After enjoying the fun filled moments, take time to relax and unwind in the wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and grills the town has to offer and experience Ceres’ own local cuisine.
Ceres accommodation comes in many forms, from luxurious game reserves and nature reserves, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, guest farms to self-catering units and backpackers, you will be ensured a comfortable, good night’s rest to get you ready the next day’s adventures.