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Dome in Tulbagh
The Sunset Dome
We are proud to present the Geodome experience, nestled up against the Witzenburg mountain range about 10km from the historic town of Tulbagh. Keeping up with the increasing demand for experiential stays in stead of the traditional B&B, we have created this unique rental situated in our favourite part of a 270 hectare farm. Swimming, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and enjoying nature are some of the favourite activities our guests enjoy. And yes, the outdoor bathtub in the picture is real ;)
$141 per night
Cottage in Tulbagh
La Bruyere Farm Cottage
Nestled up against the Witszenburg mountains just 9km outside beautiful and historical Tulbagh is this cozy one bedroom cottage. The wine farm offers a peaceful retreat where you can swim in the lake, hike among the proteas in the mountain and enjoy the nature of the Cape. Less than 90min from Cape Town, its the perfect weekend getaway to enjoy the beauty of one of the top rated small towns in South Africa!
$52 per night
Shipping container in Tulbagh
Springsteen Cabins - "Radio Nowhere" - Eco Cabin
Nestled in the heart of the Tulbagh valley, our eco-friendly self-catering cabins are built smartly & ecologically, preserving the planet while offering comfort, style, and endless beauty with its contemporary and minimalist design. Fresh spring water extracted from the mountains, solar-powered electricity, and a natural drainage system, will ensure your stay leaves a minimal footprint on the environment.
$102 per night

Stay near Ceres's top sights

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Pick n Pay Family Ceres4 locals recommend
Photo of Spar
Spar6 locals recommend
Photo of Winterberg Mountain Inn
Winterberg Mountain Inn12 locals recommend
Photo of Ceres Zipslide Adventures
Ceres Zipslide Adventures25 locals recommend
Photo of Kole & Deeg Eatery
Kole & Deeg Eatery8 locals recommend
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Tremor Coffee Bar8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Ceres

Cabin in Cape Winelands District Municipality
Tulbagh Mountain Bungalow
$100 per night
Farm stay in Tulbagh
Kingfisher Cottage, Tulbagh.
$88 per night
Rental unit in Prince Alfred Hamlet
Willow & Vine, a spacious one bed garden cottage
$40 per night
Cottage in Wolseley
Steenbok farm cottages -Mongoose cottage, hot tub
$107 per night
Private room in Tulbagh
Sprinsgteen Cabins - "Glory Days' - Eco Cabins
$102 per night
Farm stay in Western Cape
Couplespod at Riverstone House Portfolio
$106 per night
Cabin in Wolseley
Tulbagh Mountain Cabin
$107 per night
Home in Wolseley
Trendy private container home! Riverstone House.
$92 per night
Home in Wolseley
Hoogwater Cottage
$77 per night
Cottage in Ceres
Mountain Spring Cottage close to town
$73 per night
Cabin in Wolseley
Arum Lily Log Cabin
$129 per night
Farm stay in Tulbagh
Cottage #3 on Schalkenbosch Wine Estate
$66 per night

Your guide to Ceres

All About Ceres

Surrounded by a towering wall of mountains, Ceres is a small town in the winelands of South Africa, just outside of Cape Town. Named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres lives up to its namesake with sprawling, verdant valleys, lush wetlands, and neat rows of vineyards. The Ceres district is one of South Africa’s top producers of deciduous fruits, including apples, apricots, and cherries. The region is revered worldwide for its fresh juices, which you can try at one of the many fruit farms and orchards.

Ceres is also a haven for adventurers who want to boost their adrenaline by ziplining, abseiling, and mountain climbing. Nature reserves in the area are full of trails that offer a thrilling way to traverse the town’s diverse terrain and take in Ceres’ magnificent landscapes.

Trout lurk in the waters of the Dwars River that runs through Ceres, attracting fishers to its rapids and pools.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ceres?

Bear in mind that South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite. During the winter months, from June to August, fresh snowfall blankets the mountain tops, beckoning skiers and snowboarders to the slopes. The picturesque winter scenery is often compared to the Swiss Alps. In the spring, melted snow feeds the nearby freshwater rivers, which are brimming with trout. During the summer months, between mid-November and the end of December, temperatures warm up and there is very little rain. Cherry-picking is an especially popular activity during this time, as the orchards are heavy with ripe fruit. In December, Ceres hosts an Apricot Festival and Cherry Festival, which celebrate the region’s bounty. February and March mark harvest season for the local vineyards, making this the best time for sampling local wines.

What are the top things to do in Ceres?

The Paarl Wine Route

Drive an hour southwest of Ceres and you’ll reach Paarl, one of the oldest settlements in South Africa and home to the second oldest wine road in the country. This region’s signature varieties include the full-bodied, spicy shiraz and crisp chenin blanc, as well as chardonnay, pinotage, viognier, and mourvedre. If you’re looking for some cheese to nibble along with your wine, there are a handful of noteworthy cheesemongers along this route as well.

The Ceres Togryers Museum

The Ceres Togryers Museum, or Transport Riders Museum, traces the history of Ceres and offers insight into its cultural heritage through a variety of informative displays, including original wagons and carriages used during the 1800s. Juice tastings are also available at the museum, providing an opportunity to sample the region’s delicious bounty.

Michelle’s Pass

Michelle’s Pass is a mountain pass that provides a scenic drive offering views of impressive rock formations, ravines, gorges, and the spectacular waterfall at the head of the Dwarsriver.