Ceres, is for good reason named after the Goddess of Fertility, as it lies tucked away in a fertile valley surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Boland. It is only accessible via mountain passes that will literally take your breath away.
In winter snow can fall on the higher mountain regions, and this brings many visitors to the Ceres Valley, which has become affectionately known as ‘the Switzerland of South Africa’.
In summer, the Ceres Valley offers a beauty all its own and there are numerous hikes, mountain bike tracks and walks along rivers and streams and in the surrounding mountains for those nature lovers.
Alternatively, come and pick your own cherries during cherry season or go on a tractor or horse ride to experience real farm life! One of the region’s greatest assets is its sheer diversity of bird species, hosting highly sought-after endemic and near-endemic species found in the unique Fynbos vegetation.
From zip sliding over breath-taking rock formations, abseiling, ‘kloofing’ or ice climbing at the magnificent Matroosberg, riding the tough, exhilarating Tankwa Trek MTB or walk the Tankwa Camino – there is an adventure for everyone. Ceres also boats a stunning 9-hole golf course that is ranked as one of the best in South Africa.
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is nestled in the wilderness of the Swartruggens area. The Reserve is renowned for its scenic beauty and dramatic rock formations typical of the Cederberg region.
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