Information from http://www.ceres.org.za/
Ceres is really a very special stop-over in South Africa. Here you get to experience amazing seasons with the most beautiful views. Ceres, although small, has more than enough local and nearby activities for people of all ages.
Ceres, a mere 150 km or 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is the gateway to the Cederberg area (to the north) and Route 62 (to the south). The Ceres valley can be reached through Michell’s Pass (from Cape Town, via N1, R43, R46), Theronsberg Pass (from Touws River, R46) and Gydo Pass (from Citrusdal, R303).
The valley produces the finest deciduous fruit in South Africa. Also well-known for its fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices and natural spring water. The Ceres area is all but quiet. Here you can be adventurous. Be wild! Be daring!
The valley of Ceres, the Koue Bokkeveld and the open plains of the Tanqua Karoo were first inhabited by the San and Khoi, thousands of years ago.
During the winter months, the mountains are often covered in snow and the area has been referred to as Little Switzerland. There are plenty of snow activities such as skiing and snowboarding to keep the whole family busy.
The Ceres district consists of four diverse areas and each has its own unique charm and landscapes. Scenic mountain passes are the only gateways to the Ceres valley. Art lovers can indulge themselves in local arts and crafts, or simply have a picture framed.
The Ceres region offers a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and grills.