Self Catering

Ceres Tourism offers a free booking service and serves as an independent link between accommodation establishments and their guests.
We do not have any control over the rates, therefore rates are subject to change without prior notice.

*** Graded
Situated an hours drive from Cape Town, Big Sky Cottages offers modern self-catering cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with plentiful breathtaking views of the valley. Quality fittings and finishes will ensure that you enjoy a luxurious stay. Close to all amenities with easy access. FAMILY SELF-CATERING COTTAGES (ROOMS 1-6)
Each cottage has a private bedroom with a queen sized extra length bed. A sleeper couch is provided in the lounge for children under 18. COUPLE SELF-CATERING COTTAGES (ROOMS 7-10)
Each cottage has a private bedroom with a queen sized extra length bed. The kitchens is fully equipped with open plan lounge, aircon, fireplace, free Wi-Fi and TV with DSTV (Hospitality package available). Each cottage has its own private patio with barbeque. Swimming towels, bathing towels, bedding and two pin plug will be provided.
Rates Per day:  
R1 300 - 2 adults, R300 per child (1 - 18 years)
3-Star Grading

Sleeps 4 people in 2 fully equipped units on loft. Quiet residential area, luxury accommodation,
self-catering or B&B, TV, CD, Fireplace, Beautiful private garden and swimming pool
Self-catering garden suite with fireplace. Sleeps 2

haring per night:
R700 per room per night
Single per night:
R600 per night

Breakfast available by prior arrangement at R60 per person
(Full English Breakfast)

Contact: Tanya Freeman
Tel. 083 441 9532
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18 Alheit Street
DE LIEFDE FARM COTTAGE  A mere 8km outside ceres, en route to citrusdal, is the small town of Prince Alfred's Hamlet and it is here that you will find our luxury self-catering cottage, nestled between the orchards.  Explore life between the orchards, surrounded by pears, peaches, nectarines and apples, destined for the world's most discerning supermarkets. Experience the fresh outdoors, farm activities and life at de liefde's cottage.

4 en-suite bedrooms (2 queen size beds, 1 double bed and 2 single beds) with luxurious egyptian cotton bedding and goosedown duvets; dining room & open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances including dishwasher; tv lounge with dstv and large open fireplace (wood supplied); serviced daily, stoep with braai fascilities, plunge pool, free wifi

Minimum stay of 2 nights
1 - 2 guests @ R1368 per night for the cottage
3 -4 guests @ R2280 per night
5 - 6 guests @ R3078 per night
7 - 8 guests @ R4104 per night

All rates excludes VAT.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking.

The outstanding balance is payable in full 7 days prior to arrival.

Tel: 072 509 4730 (Hanlie)
Available during office hours.

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PO Box 57
PA Hamlet


Self-catering retreat.  Carefully restored historic building with foot-thick walls and thatch roof near the mountain in a narrow valley with magnificent views.
Fully-equipped farm kitchen including hearth fire-place.
Three bedrooms ( 1 double, 2 twin), lounge and kitchen have been furnished in antique farm-style furniture.  Antique ball & claw bath and sheltered outside shower.
Walking trail, mountain biking, Koelfontein wine tasting, buy dried fruit direct from Cecilia's Farm Shop.

Low Season:  Monday-Thursday:  1 - 6 guests R950

 High Season:  Weekends, Public Holidays & School Holidays: 1 - 6 guests R1200

Tel:  023-3133304
Cell:  0714133869
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P O Box 4
P A Hamlet




3 fully equipped self-catering wooden chalets on a working farm.
Each chalet has 1 double and 2 single beds. (see website)
Maximum of 4 per chalet.
Minimum 2 Nights Booking
1 Adult - R400 per night
2 Adults - R800 per night
3 Adults - R850 per night
4 Adults - R900 per night
Kids under 6 years - FREE

Mid-week Single Rate:
R250 per night (Monday - Thursday)
Contact: Coralie Botha
Tel.  0824944960
Fax. 023-3133251
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P O Box 82
Prince Alfred's Hamlet
Is situated 13km outside Ceres and is one of the oldest farms in the area. Here, mixed farming is practiced with apples, peaches, pears, sheep, grain & dairy. The farm also boasts an abundance of indigenous wildlife, including suurpootjie tortoises, leopard (tracks on trail), fish eagle and many other birds, baboons and buck. Further attractions and activities include perennial waterfalls, proteas, fynbos, beautiful rock formations, hiking, various mountain biking routes, swimming in farm dam, etc.

Self-catering Accommodation & Camping available: 1 Guest House (sleeps 10) & 6 Eco-Huts (sleep 2 each, with additional camping - max 20 persons)

There are 3 different mountain bike routes: 16, 36, & 65km

All routes is 80 % single track. The 36km ride has no big climbs and does not require a great deal of fitness, but takes you through rolling (smooth) single track and forest sections. The 65km participants do the 36km ride followed by one more climb going past “Red Bull Hill” and then up to the “Dead Man Walking” followed by another awesome downhill and forest section to the finish. This route is recommended for only fit and skillful cyclists and should take the same time as the “Karoo to Coast” event. Riding time is 2.5 to 6 hours.

Day cycling permits and maps are available at Eselfontein Farm.

Self catering House Rates per night:
6 - R1 800 p.n
8 - R2 000 p.n
10 - R2 500
High Season & Long Weekends - R2 200 per night.

The house is fully equipped and sleeps 10 people.
There is 2 double en-suite rooms, 2 double rooms and a loft with a double bed. 
Theres is a bathroom with a bath, shower & toilet.
In the kitchen area there is a fireplace/inside braai. 

Eco Huts Rates:R2 500 for the weekend (2 nights).  Max 20 people

Cell: 082 502 8810 (Janene)
Cell: 082 389 4202 (Deon)
Tel:  023 312 2996
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Eselfontein Farm
PO Box 37

Fairfield is a picturesque and fully productive fruit farm at the foot of the Skurweberg Mountains, just 6 km from the town of Ceres. In winter the cottages have a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains, with indoor fireplaces to keep the chill out.  In spring the cottages look out over brightly coloured pink and white fruit trees.
Summer brings with it adventurous hiking, rustic bass fishing at the farm dam, and the mountain biking trails at nearby Eselfontein farm is said to be the best in the Western Cape.
Back at Fairfield, the plunge pool is great entertainment for kids.
The well marked Orchard Routes make the farm easily accessible for guests, and a little hiking will reward you with close by bushman paintings. Be on the lookout for klipspringers, dassies, mongooses, baboons, fish eagle, owls, guinea fowls, pheasants, fynbos, proteas and an abundance of beautiful rock formations.
The three cottages are tucked away at the foot of the mountain. The Eco Cottage boasts an outdoor Mountain Bath, and Klipspringer Cottage an outdoor Tree Shower.

Fynbos Cottage sleeps 12
Klipspringer Cottage sleeps 6
Mountain Spring Eco Cottage sleeps 4



During Western Cape school holidays, weekend rates also apply during the week.



Pet friendly establishment:
Additional costs of R110 per booking for dogs


(Mon - Thurs nights)

1 pax - R490
2 pax - R630
3 pax - R760
4 pax -  R1010
5 pax - R1170
6 pax - R1280

7 pax - R1520
8 pax - R1650
9 pax - R1880
10 pax - R2130
11 pax - R2350
12 pax - R2520


(Fri + Sat + Sun):
1 pax -   R1170
2 pax -   R1170

3 pax -   R1170
4 pax -   R1170

5 pax -   R1420
6 pax -   R1630

7 pax -   R1850
8 pax -   R2120
9 pax -   R2290
10 pax - R2470
11 pax - R2650
12 pax - R2890


 14 December - 6 January PER NIGHT:
1 pax -   R1290
2 pax -   R1290

3 pax -   R1290
4 pax -   R1290

5 pax -   R1420
6 pax -   R1710

7 pax -   R1980
8 pax -   R2270
9 pax -   R2460
10 pax - R2680
11 pax - R2890
12 pax - R3120


Tel.   023 315 5840

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P O Box 51

Fair Game Farm (Jurgensfontein) is a beautiful Ceres-Karoo farm just 49km from Ceres on route to Sutherland and approx 200km from Cape Town. Jurgensfontein farm area extends 3,600 hectares of wide Karoo plains and rocky mountain ridges.Come and enjoy the relaxing breathtaking views of open veld and fresh clean air.Take in the sounds of the amazing bird life and wild animals, and get lost in the beauty of the stars in the open milkyway night sky,where you can feel if you can touch the stars,so near they seem to be. offers a wide variety of activities to choose from which include hiking trails, mountain biking trails,bushman paintings,bird watching. 
Game farming is the main farming activity and game drives can be undertaken on request, to view the animals we currently breed with.
It must be understood that game is wild animals,therefor
no guarentee can be given that all species will be viewed.


Braai wood supplied for first night, thereafter wood can be bought on farm for braai.

Solarpower for lights and hot water,Gas fridge and stove

Oil lamps for assistance

Please use hot and cold water sparingly due to the Ceres-Karoo

being a water scares area.


Stonehouse (Kliphuis) Sleep 8 pax max:

3 Bedrooms - 1 double bed; 6 single beds.
Inside & outside braai with braaigrid and tools
Bedding supplied (Bring own towels)



Shepherds Cottage (Skaapwagters Huisie) Sleep 6 pax max)
2 Bedrooms - 1 double bed ; 4 single beds
Outside braai with braai grid and tools
Bring own bedding and towels

Stonehouse (Kliphuis) Sleep 8 pax max:
4pax - 
R1 000\night, 
6 pax - R1 500\night, 8 pax -  R1 900\night
High season & Long weekends - R2,000\night


Shepherds Cottage (Skaapwagters Huisie) Sleep 6 pax max)
2 pax - 
4pax - R1000\night, 
6pax- R1 500\night 8pax - R1900\night
High season & Long weekends - R1 500\night

Luxurious accommodation. All units have private entrance, living/kitchen area, bathroom/bedroom, air-conditioner and TV. Centrally located within Ceres town.
Self-catering only.
Self Catering:
Single - R560
2 Pax - R760
p/n p/unit
3 Pax - R900
p/n p/unit
4 Pax - R1 100
p/n p/unit
5 Pax - R1 250
p/n p/unit
Tel: 023 312 1918
Cell:  082 448 9092
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2A Staff Street
Charm, history and convenience on a fruit and vegetable farm. 2 fully equipped self-catering luxury cottages.
Enjoy: trout fishing, canoeing, hiking trail to the Heiveld Arch. Beautiful scenery and tranquillity. 55 km from Ceres.
Sharing @ R300 per person for 1 night & R240 per person per night for 2 or more nights
Single @ R300 per person per night.
Children: 11 - 17 yrs: R100 per child per night.  
2 - 10yrs pay R50 per child per night.

Group discounts are available.

Johalet van der Merwe

Cell:  083 661 9912
Home: 023 317 0748

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PO Box 20
Koue Bokkeveld

Situated in the picturesque Ceres Valley, Koue Bokkeveld, approximately 2 hours drive from Cape Town.

This elegant country accommodation and unique wedding & function venue includes a chapel for your special day. It is set on a farm - away from noise, buildings, traffic and people. Only you and nature at its best!

To stay true to the meaning of our name, we call on you to visit the ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy this slow pace of country living.

We offer:

 Manor House

 4 Bedrooms, 2 with double beds & 2 with twin beds
1 Bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet & basin. 1 Bathroom with a shower, toilet & basin, 1 seperate toilet.

Lounge area with a fireplace, Dining room & fully equiped kitchen.



Cottages - The Spot, Worlwide, In the Navy, Stripes & Die Dam Huis


2 Bedrooms, 1 with a double bed & 1 with twin beds


1 Bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet & basin


Lounge with a sleeper couch, DSTV


Fully equiped kitchen






Flat lets:


These 10 newly built self-catering flat lets were design for the easy come, easy go traveller. All the flat lets sleeps 2 guests comfortably. There is a separate bathroom with a toilet, basin and a shower. Each flat let has its own small kitchenette with a small fridge, microwave, kettle, cutlery, crockery and a outside braai. 

Sorry, no oven.


Luxury campsite -  10 Sites, Max 6 people per site

Private ablution for each site with a toilet, shower & basin.

Private 'braai' area.

Venue - weddings, conferences, birthdays, parties, picnics, team building, special occasions and private functions.

All rates are Per Person Per Night

Kaleo Manor:
2 Guests - R600 p.p.p.n.

4 Guests - R490 p.p.p.n.

6 Guests - R420 p.p.p.n.

8 Guests - R350 p.p.p.n.



1 - 2 Guests - R450 p.p.p.n.

3 - 4 Guests - R350 p.p.p.n

Extra guests, R150 each,
max 6 people


R285 per person per night


7 - 12 years R150 per child

Under 7 - free


Camp sites with private ablution:

R300 per night per site,
max 6 people per site


Cell:  082 922 8967

Tel:   023 004 0298

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P O Box 146



3 fully equipped cottages with jetmaster fireplaces and outside braai areas.
Farmhouse: Sleeps 8.  Duckpond Cottage: Sleeps 2-3.  Cherry Cottage: Sleeps 4-5
Bass fishing in farm dam & walks on farm.  Pet Friendly.
Cherry Picking in season: Mid Nov to end Dec.  30 km from Ceres
Wood supplied.  Additional wood and extra bedding, charged extra.
Duckpond Cottage:R590 p/night 

Cherry Cottage:  R1 000 per night 

R1 675 per night 

Campsite: R60.00 per person.
Children under 6 is free

Tel:   087 550 0232

        023 312 1521               

Cell:  078 456 0400              

Fax:  086 554 8303 

PO Box 170
Situated on the R303 road, approximately 85km from Ceres.

Offers self-catering accommodation in various options:
Guest House (sleeps 12)
Mountain Hut (sleeps 20)
Cottage (sleeps 6)
3 units (2 units sleep 6 & the other unit sleeps 2)

Activities on the farm include: Hiking, Mountain climbing, Natural river pools.
1-2 guests @ R270 p.p.p.n.
3-7 guests @ R250 p.p.p.n.
8+ guests @ R220 p.p.p.n.

Mountain Hut accommodation:
1-10 guests @ R110 p.p.p.n. & 11-20 guests @ R90 p.p.p.n. Self-catering
Kids 2-12 years: Half price

Group or family discount.

Tel: 022 9213536
Fax: 022 9213662
PO Box 66
Koue Bokkeveld
The Matroosberg Reserve is situated on the farm Erfdeel, approximately 35km form Ceres.  
Offer various self catering cottages.
Ski Hut: Not available on Friday nights during ski season
Accommodation can be booked online!
In-House Camping
During the winter months it is only the very brave that camp at Matroosberg, but so many of you have your own camping gear and to sit around and wait for summer can be a loooong wait.

So Matroosberg came up with a plan… indoor camping.
You still bring all your camping gear, but this time you can leave your tent at home.
We will provide you with the following:
A freestanding house with an inside fireplace / braaiplace.
Inside bathroom with hotwater shower and flush toilet
Beds and matresses for up to 12 people.

What do you have to bring?
Your bedding and towels
Kitchen utensils, pots and pans, braai grid.
Dishwashing liquid

What will this cost you?
Camping in our Private campsite where you get your private bathroom for the duration of your stay is R70 pppn, for the indoor camping, we will only charge R80pppn.
Enjoy a weekend getaway with a lovely indoor fireplace, beautiful surroundings, sleeping on a bed, no long ques for the bathroom and NO wet tents to pack after your stay for as little as R80 pppn.

Goat Herd's House:
R2145 per weekend
Single Night - R1 072.50


BZN 4 Pax
R148.50 pppn weekends. R176.00 pppn midweek min 2 nights.

Breakage deposit R250.
Children 3 - 13 R100 pn


BZN 2 pax with inside braai
R198 pppn weekends

R176 pppn midweek min 2 nights
Children 3 - 13 R80 pn


BZN 6 pax
R148.50 pppn weekends. R176 pppn midweek

Ski Hut (20-sleeper)R121 per person. Minimum of R650 per night.

 R50 per person per day/night.

Children 3 - 13 R30 pn

Private Campsite with own ablution facility: R70 per person per night.
Minimum R280 or 4 pax
Children 3 - 13 R40 pn


Lakeside Houses:  
Weekend R 2145
Single Night R1 000
Extra adults R200 p.p.p.n
Children 3 -13 R100 per night if not part of the 1st four


In-House Camping:
R93.50 per person per night



8 Pax
R148.50 p.p.p.n

Single Night: R330p.p.p.n.


Tel: 023 312 2282
Fax: 023 312 3759
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PO Box 269

Situated 30km outside Ceres on the R46 towards Touws River.  
Activities on the farm include: mountain biking, swimming in farm dam, hiking , 4x4 route & snowboarding (weather depending).

Visitors are also welcome to visit our packshed on the farm.


 WELGEMOED:  Cottage can sleep 6 people.  The kitchen is fully equipped and bathroom has a bath and a shower.  All bedding provided.  There is also an indoor fireplace and braai. 

WELGEMOED:  R950 per night


Lorraine Geldenhuys
Tel: 023 312 2596
Cell: 082 951 2140

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PO Box 568






4-Star Grading
Self Catering cottages in Cedarberg Concervancy. 95km from Ceres.
Fishing, San Art, Hiking trails, Swimming, Canoeing, Restaurant & Conference Facilities.
Leeustert, Melkbos & Kliphuis Cottage:
R740 per unit per night
1 Room, 2 beds, 1bathroom
Peperboom, Olienhout, Kamferboom Cottage:
  R965 per unit per night
1 Room, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
Puntjie Cottage:
R2 200 per unit per night
2 Rooms, 6 beds, 2 bathrooms
Taaibos Cottage:
R2 180 per unit per night
2 Rooms + Loft, 6 beds, 2 bathrooms
Waboomhoek & Blinkberg Cottage:
R2 656 per unit per night
2 Rooms + Loft, 6 beds,
3 bathrooms
Klipbokkop Cottage:
R3 845 per unit per night
2 Rooms + Loft, 6 beds,
3 bathrooms
Kareeboom Cottage:
R2610 per unit per night.
R330 p/night - 4 people
R75 per person extra
Max 6 people per site                           
Tel: 023 317 0113
Fax: 023 317 0543
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PO Box 81
Koue Bokkeveld
Situated outside Ceres at the foot of the Skurweberg Mountains.  We only use organic farming methods in out apple and almond orchards. There is an abundance of wildlife, birds, buck, etc., due to our responsible, organic farming practices and respect for nature.  Activities include bass fishing, farm walks, hiking to the waterfall. 
The three self catering cottages are the perfect getaway for people of all ages.  Fully equipped and furnished, with good quality bedding and towels.  Indoor fireplaces as well as a patio and outside braai facilities.
The campsite is nestled in the forest and overlooks a big beautiful dam!  Get away from the stress and rush of the city life, relax, unwind and recharge, take in the beautiful views of the farm and the Ceres valley.
The campsite is equipped with toilets, hot water showers and fresh spring water.
We also offer the experience of living in a Tipi.
Cottages:R1200 per night - 4 people - bedding & towels included
R150 per person extra
Max: 6 people - bedding & towels not included
R125 per adult per night
R50 per child under 12
Children 2yrs & under stay free
Tipi - additional R250 per nigh in addition to normal camping rates.  (include 6 mattresses)
Tel: 076 774 6432
Fax: 086 240 5633
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P.O. Box 714

Chalets & Caravan sites.
Chalets: From R289 to R928 p/night
Camping Sites: From R76 to R184 p/night
Tel. (023) 3161882
Fax.(023) 3122070
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Carson Street
PO Box 44
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Ceres, in a quiet residential area with breathtaking mountain  views, in a beautiful garden setting.
The Rondawel sleeps 4 people (1 Double Bedroom & a bunker bed). It's fully equipped with linen, towels, TV with DSTV(bring own smart card for all channels), air conditioning, heater and spacious lapa with braai-area.
The Apartment sleep 2, 1 Double Bed with shower, small fridge, microwave, TV, linen and towels.
Other facilities: swimming pool, firewood available, secure parking and a small park with springbok and a duck pond with 8 different duck species.

  R400.00 per person per night

Children 2 - 12:  R200 per child per night
Children under the age of 2, stay free



R400.00 per person per night

Hancel de Villiers
Tel: 023 312 1207
Fax: 023 312 1207
Cell: 084 5588 510
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PO Box 733

We offer luxury self-catering accommodation, on a working fruit farm, overlooking the Ceres valley and situated at the foot of the magnificent Skurweberg mountain range.
9km’s outside Ceres and 500 m off a tarred road.
In total there are 9 self-catering luxury cottages and a modern farm house.

All are fully furnished. Each cottage is fitted with built-in cupboards and counters, a TV, DSTV (‘guest cottage” bouquet with select channels), a fridge with freezer, stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery and all utensils. Each cottage has under-floor heating and /or a fireplace for our cold winters and fans for the summer. The farm house has a fireplace, air-conditioning and roof fans. Each unit has an outside stoep and braai facilities.
Bedding, towels and weekly cleaning is also included. The configuration is different in the cottages.
You can relax at your cottage or do hiking, biking, fishing, walking, birding, star gazing and swimming on the farm. No pets allowed.

Peacock’s Perch
Two bedrooms: 1 double bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. Maximum 6 persons.
Bathroom with shower & small bath. It has an undercover stoep with braai offering magnificent views over the Ceres valley.

Guinea Fowl Cottage
Double bedroom and double sleeper couch in lounge. Maximum 2 adults & 2 children. Bathroom with bath & shower.

Heron House
Similar to Guinea Fowl Cottage but only with a roll-in shower. Maximum 2 adults & 2 children.

The Four Voëlvlei Cottages
Are semi-detached, each with one bedroom (two single beds) and a pull-out couch in the lounge (except one unit). Bathroom with shower-over-bath. Maximum 2 – 3 persons per unit.

Fish Eagle and Kingfisher Cottages
Each cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Maximum 4 persons per unit.
The Voëlvlei House
Separate standing modern farm house with a private fenced-off garden, salt-water pool, and is close to the foot of the mountain.
Four bedrooms: 2 double beds and 6 single beds.
3 bathrooms. Spacious lounge & dining area. Maximum 8 to 10 persons, including children.

Heron House, Guinea Fowl Cottage, Peacock’s Perch, Fish Eagle & Kingfisher Cottages:

Per Cottage Per Night:
R720 for first 2 persons sharing & R240 / R220** per extra person
(** Peacock's Perch Cottage Only)

Single: R600


The Four Voëlvlei Cottages (semi-detached):
Per Unit Per Night:
R600 for first 2 persons sharing & R180 per extra person
Single: R480


The Voëlvlei House:
House Per Night
R2 750 for 4 – 8 persons & R240 per extra person
Maximum 10 persons

Weekends: Stay a minimum of 2 nights

Tel: 023 313 3607
Cell: 083 270 3086
Fax: 023 313 0073
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P O Box 20
Prince Alfred's Hamlet
ROGGEVLEI HOMESTEAD/ PLAASOPSTAL Situated in the easternside of the Kouebokkeveld, Ceres.
Come relax and enjoy the tranquility/peace of the mountains and the Karoo.
This old thatched Cape Dutch style house consists of 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, diningroom, kitchen, lounge and living room.
Fully furnished self catering accommodation.
Rates: R300 pppn Min R1000 per night

Tel: 023 317 0880
Cell: 082 326 0362
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P O Box 178
P A Hamlet

SAND RIVER CONSERVANCY Offers self catering accommodation in the Karoo in the following two options:
Sandkop House: Luxury modern house with 3 en-suite bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. TV with DSTV, surround sound, wifi, braai areas with wood provided.
Wagon House: Backpacker style accommodation that can sleep up to 10 people. Fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities with wood provided.
Activities on the farm includes star gazing, bird watching, walking, mountain biking (bring own bike).
Enquiries & bookings can only be done online.
Sandkop House: 
R600 per person per night
Wagon House:

R200 per person per nig

Tel:  084 248 1234
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±65km outside Ceres on the Patatsrivier Road, off the R356 towards Sutherland



Sadawa Game Reserve provides visitors affordable Tankwa Karoo accommodation. It was established in 1992 and is located just outside Ceres. We offer a unique Tankwa Karoo-experience with vast landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and indigenous fauna and flora of this truly majestic South African Biome.


The Tankwa Karoo area is rich in history with various Bushmen settlement remains still visible and the “Vergete Groot Pad" that traveled through the middle of the farm many years ago. By day it is a vast landscape filled with indigenous flora and boundless blue skies. At night the skies become a stargazer’s dream with vast expanses of glittering stars you will never see in the city.


There are various indigenous plants growing on Sadawa, many of which have medicinal properties. Game that one can expect to see include Springbuck, Ostriches, Oryx, Eland and many more.


Enjoy a restful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Switch off and break away to enjoy nature and all it has to offer in the Tankwa Karoo at Sadawa Game Reserve!




Full self-catering chalet with en-suite kitchenette (tea and coffee ameneties), dining area and private braai lapa = R400 p.p.p.n. or R700 - 2 sharing. R50 p.p for extra persons,


Standard self-catering chalet with access to communal kitchen, dining area and communal braai lapa = R 350 pppn or R 600 for two people sharing (Some chalets can accommodate up to three people at R50 additional cost pp)


Die Brak Hunters cottage (Full self-catering, three bedroom house. Sleeps 6 persons. Braai lapa, kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom, picnic area) = R 800 per night for the whole house, minimum of two night's stay


Army tents (Sleeps up to 4 persons. Braai area, makes use of ablution, access to main lodge, kitchen, dining area. Beds included. Bring own bedding, towels and toiletries) = R 400 per tent per night


Camping spots (Braai area, makes use of ablution, access to main lodge, kitchen, dining area) = R 250 per spot per night

Residential Address
Sadawa Game Reserve
Sutherland Road R 356
Ceres Karoo


Postal Address
PO Box 292


Tel: 023-004-0552
Cell Mariechen: 074-114-9211
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“A remarkable mountain retreat in the foothills of the Swartruggens range, overlooking the vast Ceres/ Tankwa Karoo


The Fort has 4 bedrooms, a bathroom with bath and shower with gas and solar heated water, an outside shower and a ‘Fire Bath’ on the hill.

Gas stove, solar lighting, electrical plugs and small electric fridge. Crockery, cutlery and linen are provided.


Serenity Lodge: Originally built by John Rudd and named at that time the Galleria. Now comprising 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms Serenity is a self-contained lodge with its own unique rock pool and expansive verandah with panoramic views of the open Tankwa plains. Water is heated by solar and gas, lighting is by solar lights. There is also a gas oven and stove. Outside braai area and lounge with its own fire place for chilly winter evenings. It is a beautiful setting where you can survey the world around you.


Tierkloof: The original homestead located on the southern side of the farm with open vista views over the plains and onto the Swartruggens range. Comprising of a cute two bedroom cottage with a delightful little garden. kitchen, bathroom, lounge and an inviting little verandah. Close to horse paddocks and farm veggie garden.


Dragon Rock is tucked away beneath rocky outcrops, which overlook the perennial river and cave areas. The mountain and plain vistas from the verandah, pool and outside bath are exceptional. Two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge. There is an extra three quarter bed in the comfortable living area. Outside braai and inside wood burning stove for winter warmth. A delightful getaway with a phenomenal, secluded setting.

The owner is currently using it.


Two couple tents on raised deck with en-suite showers and toilets and shared plunge pool. They are located on the ancient riverbed overlooking the koppies and plains of the Tankwa. Private and peaceful. These tents are still UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be available soon.


The Sanctuary: Two and a half kilometers into the mountainous area of the Swartruggens range, The Sanctuary provides guests with a base camp to explore the surrounding amphitheater. A trail leads up from The Sanctuary to the top of the Parthenon. The Sanctuary is a private hide out for bird watchers, a haven for meditation and reconnection to the spirit of freedom, within a pristine mountain enclave. Access is only by 4 x 4.

The Sanctuary is an elliptical structure comprising a large room with basic kitchen facilities, tables and seating. Outside reed shower and flush reed toilet. The Upper Room is an open-air lapa structure offering 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. Braai and outside seating is available. In winter there is water in the streams that cut through the gulley.

It is a unique and secluded experience.


The Shack:This One bedroom, Open plan Living area and Kitchen is ideal for a couple or writers retreat. Beautiful North facing veranda.




Adults R400 p.p.n
Children under 16yrs half price.
For weekend and public holidays, minimum charges apply.
Linen, towels, cutlery and crockery, braai grids, fridge and gas stove with pots and pans.


R450/night for the tent.
Linen, towels, braai facilities and grids provided.


R1200/ night for up to 6 people.
Gas plates, gas fridge, braai facilities, crockery and cutlery. Supply own stretchers and bedding.


R300 per person with a minimum of 2 people can sleep 5 people.


R450 per night Sleeps 1-2 people sharing.

Contact Us

Tel: +27 (0)78 099 7438

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Shamballa is 55 km from Ceres on the R355 road to Calvinia.

The GPS coordinates of the turn off are: S33 07’ 34.5 E019 18’ 47.9

A 4 sleeper- Rondawel situated on the bank of the Breede River, on a working fruit farm.
Also a 2 -roomed cottage overlooking the river. Hiking & fishing. A dam for boating and windsurfing nearby.
4-Sleeper Rondawel: R550 per night during the week & R650 per night over the weekend.
R750 per night during peak time (school holidays & long weekends)

Cottage: R650 per night during the week  & R750 per night over the weekends.
R850 per night during peak time (school holidays & long weekends)

Tel:  023 231 0726
Fax:  023 231 1835
Cell:  079 268 8223
P O Box 16
Bizansgat Webpage.pdf

Bizansgat, a working sheep farm, is one of the oldest farms in the Ceres-Karoo area and was well known during the “Forgotten Highway” era.

It is situated at the foothills of the Klein Roggeveld mountains with distant views of the Cedarberg mountains.

Self-catering accommodation in carefully restored historic buildings, evoke a spirit of charm, history and peace. It is furnished in an old “farm style” theme, with candles and oil lamps as only light.


No electricity


No cellphone coverage


Kraalhuis: (Sleeps 4-5 max)

2 Rooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom with shower.

Equipped kitchen, gas appliances, indoor braai in living area.

Bedding and towels provided.


Pioniershuisie: (Sleeps 2)

1 Room, 1 bed, 1 outdoor bathroom with shower and double basins.

Equipped kitchen including hearth fire-place, gas appliances.

Bedding and towels provided.


Stalkamers: (Sleeps 4-5 max)

2 Rooms, 5 beds, 1 outdoor bathroom with shower and double basins.

Equipped kitchen, gas appliances, outdoor braai.

Guests need to bring their own bedding and towels.


Ou Waenhuis: (old barn)

Is a cosy get together venue (kuierplek) with a large fireplace.


Bring own firewood or buy on the farm.


Attractions and activities include bushman paintings, old graveyard, hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, birdwatching, donkey cart rides, wild flowers in spring.

Wildlife: Springbok, Steenbok, Duiker, Klipspringer, Ribbok, Kudu, Aardvark, Baboon etc.

Best time to visit: Autumn to Spring.


NO pets allowed.


1-2 Guests @ R450 p.n.

3 Guests @ R180 p.p.p.n.

4 Guests @ R170 p.p.p.n.

High Season and Long Week-ends

R750 p.n.



1-2 Guests @ R380 p.n.

High Season and Long Week-ends

R400 p.n.



1-2 Guests @ R340 p.n.

3 Guests@ R160 p.p.p.n.

4 Guests @ R140 p.p.p.n.

High Season and Long Week-ends

R600 p.n.



R40 p.n.



Contact: Tinda Wickens
Tel/Fax: 021 906 2354
Tel: 023 004 0298
(on the farm)
Cell: 082 779 3200
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Bizansgat Farm
100km from Ceres
on the R356
to Sutherland


Per Cottage Per Night:
R660 for first 2 persons sharing & R220 / R200** per extra person
(** Peacock's Perch Cottage Only)

Single: R550