Where Is Ceres In South Africa

What is Ceres?

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Ceres is the administrative center and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Ceres serves as a regional center for the surrounding towns of Wolseley, Tulbagh, Op-die-Berg, and Prince Alfred Hamlet.

Where Is Ceres In South Africa

Ceres, which is said to be named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, is located in the Cape Winelands region of the Western CapeSouth Africa.  Only an approximate 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Ceres is a popular weekend getaway for Capetonians. 

As the gateway to Route 62, Ceres is often the starting point for those taking more of a back-road trip from the city to the city. 

The road through Ceres became the main route to the north when diamonds were discovered in Kimberley in the late 1800s. These days the route is known as the ‘Forgotten Highway’ and is fast developing as a tourist attraction. 

The town is rich in history with many historical buildings to tell its story, however, after an earthquake struck in 1969 many of the original buildings were damaged.

Situated in a wonderfully fertile area, Ceres is one of South Africa‘s top producers of deciduous fruit.  Export quality fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices, and natural spring water is produced here. 

Famous for not only its snow but its cherries in summer.  Cherry picking is a huge crowd-pleaser at Klondyke Farm.

Ceres is the administrative center and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Ceres serves as a regional center for the surrounding towns of Wolseley, Tulbagh, Op-die-Berg, and Prince Alfred Hamlet.

How do you get to Ceres from Cape Town?

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Ceres. However, you can take the bus to Worcester and then take the taxi to Ceres. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Worcester and then take the taxi to Ceres.

How much is from Cape Town to Ceres?

The driving distance between Cape Town and Ceres is 135.9km and it would take you 1 Hour and 42 minutes if you average 80 km/h (49 mph).

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