1. Ceres Mountain Fynbos Nature Reserve: 4 km
2. Witzenberg Nature Reserve: 7 km
3. Wittebrug Nature Reserve: 9 km
Ceres lies in a peaceful valley in the shadow of the Boland Mountains on Route 62 and is one of the country's largest deciduous fruit producing regions. Named after the Roman Goddess of Fertility, Ceres is synonymous with the fruit juice of the same name.
The town of Ceres lies on the western side of this fertile valley, through which the Dwars River bustles forming pools and rapids in which trout fishing is very popular, just 150 km from Cape Town. The Ceres district is far larger and equals the rest of the Breede River Valley put together.
Also known as "the Switzerland of South Africa", because of the snow that falls on the higher mountains in winter, Ceres has a lot to offer visitors. One can visit fruit farms between December and April, there are hikes and walks, cherry farms invite you to pick cherries and there are a number of San rock paintings in evidence on some of the hikes and trails.