All three cottages are fully equipped for self-catering, but no TV available. We supply bedding and towels, crockery, kitchen equipment and utensils. There is a stove and fridge, microwave, kettle, and toaster in the kitchen. There are heaters in all the rooms, and electric blankets on the beds.
In Room Facilities:
There are heaters in all the rooms, and electric blankets on the beds.
Each cottage has an inside fireplace and an outside braai. We will provide firewood and firelighters for your first night. Additional firewood - R25.00 per bag to be paid into the "honesty jar" please.
Ceres, a mere 150 km or 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is the gateway to the Cederberg area (to the north) and Route 62 (to the south). The Ceres valley can be reached through Michell’s Pass (from Cape Town, via N1, R43, R46), Theronsberg Pass (from Touws River, R46) and Gydo Pass (from Citrusdal, R303).
* Valley of Fruitfulness:
The valley produces the finest deciduous fruit in South Africa. Also well-known for its fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices and natural spring water.
* Gateway to Adventure:
The Ceres area is all but quiet. Here you can be adventurous. Be wild! Be daring!
* Step Back in Time:
The valley of Ceres, the Koue Bokkeveld and the open plains of the Tanqua Karoo were first inhabited by the San and Khoi, thousands of years ago.
* Winter Snow Wonder:
During the winter months, the mountains are often covered in snow and the area has been referred to as Little Switzerland. There are plenty of snow activities such as skiing and snowboarding to keep the whole family busy.
* Explore the Countryside:
The Ceres district consists of four diverse areas and each has its own unique charm and landscapes. Scenic mountain passes are the only gateways to the Ceres valley.
* PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES:
Cherry season is each year from the last week in November no later than 31 December. It is depended on the season and fruit. Updates will be posted on our website, Facebook or Instagram as soon as we can confirm start of season and also when season ends earlier than 31 December.
During the season we are open 7 days a week, except closed for Christmas Day 25th December.
Do come and visit us and "pick-your-own" cherries on Klondyke Farm. Several varieties are available depending on the time of the season.
You are welcome to spend the day here and picnic or braai in the shade of the pine trees.
Enjoy a really fun outing with family and friends.
Remember to wear closed shoes and bring a warm top or jacket with you as the wind can be cold up here, even in summer.
HOW IT WORKS:
There is an entry fee per person, children 1-5 years have free entry.
We will provide some containers for you to pick into. You may bring your own, but do have it weighed before you go picking.
You walk up to the orchard where you can pick-your-own cherries from the trees.
When you return we will weigh your containers with the fruit you have picked.
You will pay a per kg charge.
We have credit card facilities, but no cheques please.
* Spring Blossom:
Spring time is beautiful on the farm!
The orchards are a showcase of fragile blossoms. The pear blossom is a delicate white flower, apples are kissed with pink, and the cherry blossom grows prolifically in large bunches.
Winters get very cold on the farm are often white with snow.
Sometimes the snow is just a dusting on top of the Matroosberg mountains, but at other times the snow lies quite thick on the farm.
The snow typically falls from July to September.
Visitors love to stay on the farm in winter and build snowmen!
* HAVE A PEAK AT THINGS TO DO ON OUR WEBSITE: www.cherryfarm.co.za