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Ceres
Bokkeveld

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TogryersTransport Riders'
Museum

For a long time Ceres could only be reached on horse back and the "Transport Riders" (Togryers) played an important role in the development of the town. Only the opening of the Michell's Pass in 1848 made the place accessible to ox and horse carts. In the local museum the history of the town is documented. Especially impressive is a collection of coaches as they were used between 1880 and 1940. The museum is open mondays to fridays from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm. Tel. (023) 3122045.

Ceres Fruit Juices
Factory Tours

The fruit juices from Ceres are appreciated beyond the borders of South Africa.The company offers daily tours for visitors where the washing, sorting, pressing and bottling of the juices is shown.Information, also on farm tours, to be obtained from the Ceres Tourism Office, Tel. (023) 3161287.

Klondyke Cherry Farm
The farm lies 35 kms from Ceres. From mid-November to the beginning of January you can pick delicious cherries here. Limited accommodation. Tel. (023) 3122085.

The Toll House
The old Toll House at Mitchell's Pass is a National Monument. There is a coffeeshop and a restaurant. Tel. (023) 3161571.
Due to its high altitude, Ceres often has snow in winter, especially on the surrounding mountains of the Koue Bokkeveld. Snow is a big attraction for people from Cape Town who come in great numbers over the weekends.

TheTourism Office in Ceres gives information on the best routes. If you don't have a 4x4, you can go on a trip in a Bedford truck up into the Matroosberg Mountains (Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve). Put warm clothes on, the truck is open. Tel. (023) 3122282.

Accommodation

Mount Ceder Cottages
Spacious self-catering cottages. Perennial river. Restaurant. Horse riding, hiking, canoeing. Tel +27 (0)23 3170848. eMail


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