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Ceres, South Africa

Howbill Farming had its origin in 1952 when Mr Howard Bertram Gibson bought the farm Parys, Koue Bokkeveld and started farming with apples. His son, Raymond Gibson, took over the farm in 1990, and with with hard work, vision and tenacity, the current prosperous farming entity came into being. Howbill Farming is a diverse business producing mainly apples and pears, which is packed in its own packhouse on the farm and sold locally and internationally. Vegetables, wheat, sheep and cattle are also an integral part of the business as well as tourism through Kaleo Guest Farm.

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1 Voortrekker Str, Ceres, 6835

This “foefieslide” adventure is situated in the lovely mountains surrounding the Ceres Valley.  A mere 1½ hours’ drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect breakaway from the hectic city life!  The Ceres Zipslide Tour takes place above the Koekedouw River with amazing rock formations. A perfect backdrop to a safe, fun and adrenaline-filled adventure! We are open every day of the year. Kids from 3 years old can be accommodated. A load of family fun, ideal activity for team building or work session, awesome bachelors or birthday party. We operate in most weather conditions, rain or snow. The tour consists of 8 slides varying from 100-290m in length totaling 1.4km. A short walk takes you to the departure point at the first slide, from where the breath-taking view reaches over the town of Ceres and across the Ceres Valley. The price includes use of equipment, guides and drinks. Contact us for special and STO rates.

Our Vission – To be accessible to the whole community and to depict the natural and cultural heritage of the Ceres area. In addition, to maintain the museum’s reputation as an institution of cultural significance and to deliver service excellence at all times Our Mission – To preserve and promote Ceres’ historical and cultural heritage through collecting, conserving, documenting, research and displaying natural and cultural objects related to the history of the greater Ceres area

Our Objectives

  1. To exhibit the history of the whole community in the Witzenberg area
  2. To get the community involved in museum projects and public programmes
  3. To create a good educational programme for the local schools in the Witzenberg area.
  4. To show tourists the rich and diverse history of the area
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Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld

Kaleo is n gasteplaas met n trouvenue ongeveer 35 km buitekant Ceres in die Koue Bokkeveld. Die romantiese landelike sjiek en afgelee natuurskoon wat uitkyk oor betowerende berge en boorde, maak van Kaleo die ideale plek om te kom vergeet van die sorge van die lewe.

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