Welcome to Witzenberg
CeresIn the heart of the Witzenberg lies the beautiful town of Ceres, surrounded by mountains and breath-taking passes – its tranquil atmosphere makes this the ideal place to unwind. Ceres, a mere 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, is the gateway to the Cederberg area and Route 62. Our district consists of four diverse areas and each has its own unique charm and landscapes and during winter, our mountains are often covered in snow. For those seeking a little adventure, Ceres has got you covered… activities include zip lining, abseiling, ‘kloofing’, 4×4 routes, MTB trails, golfing, hiking trails, fishing spots, horse and carriage rides and many more. The Ceres valley is one of the finest deciduous fruit producing area in South Africa and from the last weekend in November, visitors can explore the Ceres Cherry Route, taking you on an amazing journey of discovery about all thing’s cherry. The Ceres area also offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxury game reserves, guest houses, self-catering cottages to wooden chalets. Come discover, explore and experience the magic of Ceres! www.ceres.co.za
Take a scenic drive to the Tulbagh Valley with the family. Visit the museums and stroll down historic Church Street. Explore the Tulbagh Wine Route where the cellars have lovely spacious gardens for the children to frolic to their hearts’ content.
Book your seat for a scenic tractor trip up the Obiqua Mountain and enjoy wine and snacks while marvelling at the amazing views of the Tulbagh Valley and the Swartland. On Saturdays, and weather permitting, Oudekloof farm offers hiking and sumptuous food and wine so that you can relax and soak up the views. The Murludi Hiking Trail entails a shorter River Route that passes along the mountain fynbos and introduces visitors to the farming activities. The longer Elsbos Route continues on from the River Route through the lower hills of the Winterhoek Mountains.
A visit to the Waterfall to splash in the rock pools and cool off or have a picnic with lovely views is always a treat. Or take an outride on horseback through the orchards with Tulbagh Horse Trails.
Tulbagh has amazing mountain bike routes for the outdoor enthusiast. Wine by Bike – hire a bike from Vindoux guest farm and visit the neighbouring wine estates. Or take a Tuk-Tuk tour through the valley and stop off at one of our restaurants and browse the gift shops and galleries. Tulbagh will make your realise that escaping from the hustle-bustle is fun and has never been so easy!
Situated on a natural watershed that divides the Berg River and the Breede River, the natural surroundings of Wolseley are conducive to outdoor activities such as river rowing, hiking, sunset drives, mountain biking, bush walks, birdwatching, 4×4 trails and horse riding.
With small family-owned wineries, the valley produces a wide range of cultivars. Wine tastings at the cellars often lead to folklore and stories that have been passed on from generation to generation.
From the last weekend in November, visitors can explore various open farms such as nectarine picking at the Hoogwater Fruit Experience. On Sundays (from 20 December) see how flowers are grown at the well-known Adene’s Farm Flowers.
Wolseley boasts various farmstalls, an initiative widely endorsed as it creates a platform for local craftsmen to sell their goods. Follow the route for farmstalls and support our entrepreneurs by buying their produce that range from preserves to leather bags. Or join us at the Christmas Market at Creative Hub (farmstall).
Make a weekend of it and book an overnight stay. Establishments offer a wide variety of accommodation – from luxury guesthouses and self-catering cottages to wooden cabins.