Ceres Fruit Growers has one of the biggest packsheds for fresh fruit in the Southern Hemisphere. Here a tourist can see the process of washing, sorting, and packaging of fruit. Ceres Fruit Juices is known worldwide for their 100% pure fruit juice. Wear a long skirt or pants and closed shoes. Booking essential. Tours Mondays to Thursdays at 10 am & 2 pm.
Phone the Ceres Tourism Bureau at Tel. (023) 3161287
The climate in Ceres is characterised by a major temperature variance between the summer maximums and the winter minimums. January and February are regarded as the hottest months of the year with an average maximum of 29,9°C measured during February whilst the average minimum of 2,4°C is measured during July.
Ceres falls within a Mediterranean climatic zone. An average annual rainfall of 1088mm which occurs mainly during the winter months reaching a peak during July of approximately 200mm, snowfalls on the high mountain peaks is a common occurrence during winter and remain for up to 2 weeks at times.
The Matroosberg Mountain range records the highest snowfall and is covered with snow for lengthy periods during winter. A ski club has erected a hut on the Matroosberg Mountain and practice skiing during winter. The climate in Ceres and environs supplemented with the scenic beauty of nature offers outstanding living conditions as well as outdoor recreation for tourists.