Ceres Tourism

  • 1 Voortrekker ROAD
  • Ceres, Western Cape
  • 6835
  • +27233161287

Showcase Saturday:

Posted by Shirley Wagener on 31 July 2021 8:40 AM CAT
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Explore Scenic Drives and views in the Ceres Valley

- Gydo Pass: On the R303, north of Prince Alfred’s Hamlet. Built in 1848 by Andrew Bain, Gydo Pass is one of the most scenic drives in the district and links the Warm Bokkeveld with the Koue Bokkeveld. Marine fossils have been found in the pass.

- Michell’s Pass: Starts where the R43 and the R46 meet before entering Ceres.¬ Michell’s Pass was also built by Bain and opened in 1848. The pass was named after Charles Michell, surveyor-general of the Cape Colony. Until the completion of the railway line to Kimberley in 1885, Michell’s Pass was the main route to the Diamond Fields in the north.

- Katbakkies Pass and Skitterykloof: These passes gave the farmers from the Koue Bokkeveld access to the Ceres Karoo. The Ceres Karoo was used by farmers as winter grazing for their sheep. The bumpy road and steep gradients gave rise to the names of Katbakkies and Skitterykloof, Skitterykloof a rather vulgar term for expressing a traveller’s fear when taking this route. A large part of this route is gravel road.


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Wow Wednesday: Aquila Private Game Reserve

Posted by Shirley Wagener on 28 July 2021 8:35 AM CAT
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Weekday SAFARI SPECIALS await you at Aquila Private Game Reserve! With extended school holidays and loads of other reasons to escape the city, we are waiting to welcome you!

Spoil yourself with our 3 FOR 2 offer between Sunday and Thursday nights: stay 3 nights - only pay for 2.

Your Aquila experience includes:

- welcome drinks
- 2 game drives
- lunch, dinner and breakfast
- accommodation
- spa access for over 16's
- kids adventure zone use
- FREE wifi for work-from-home adults
- stargazing
- marshmallow braai
- and loads more!

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