Embrace the countryside on a stay with your family and friends at Boplaas Guest House.
Located in the Koue Bokkeveld - just past Ceres and north of Cederberg - the establishment is situated on a farming plateau 1050m above sea level. As one might expect from being so high up, the air is crisp and fresh, and the views are nothing short of remarkable.
This is a stay suited for guests who like nothing more than being in nature without any distractions from the modern world. Enjoy this slice of mountainous paradise with a close group of friends or your family.
Here’s why you should make Boplaas your end-of-year holiday destination
If you have a love for the outdoors and the simple life, Boplaas Guest House will be the retreat of your dreams.
Activities enjoyed here include farm walks, guided tours of fruit orchards, relaxing, reading books, braaing and experiencing the sweetness of doing nothing. Time stands still here, so it's best to leave your stressors behind, because all that matters is the here and now.
The region has a thriving farming community, responsible for the production of the juiciest and sweetest apples, peaches, and other fruits of the region.
The Boplaas farm boasts the country’s oldest family fruit exporting business, which has been handed down through 10 generations of farmers. With this in mind, look forward to waking up to the scents of apples and pears wafting in from the fruit orchards, and the sight of expansive farmland that stretches out in front of you.
Guests of Boplaas Guest House are accommodated in a farmhouse featuring four spacious bedrooms. Meals are excluded, but self-catering facilities are available.
The nearest town, "Op Die Berg," has a convenience store for all your groceries and essentials.
Due to its remote location, guests looking to eat out will have to drive into the neighbouring town of Ceres.
Fun in Ceres
If you grow tired of all that fresh air and relaxing, head to Ceres for the day.
The Ceres valley is known as the source of peaches, nectarines, apples, apricots, pears, cherries and other fruit, but on a much larger scale.
Visit during the fruit-picking season (between December and April), and you can enjoy walking tours of the orchards, and the chance to take deliciously ripened fruit home with you.
Ceres has lots of exciting outdoor attractions for the intrepid explorer. Ceres Zip Lining Adventures is a thrill-a-minute and sees you sliding over the Koekedouw Dam in the mountains that surround the scenic Ceres Valley.
Otherwise, hiking is a favoured activity and a great way of seeing Ceres in all of its beauty. The Matroosberg Reserve offers incredible hiking opportunities for the experienced mountaineer, as the designated route through the mountains takes between eight to ten hours. For something a little less strenuous, Christie Prins Hiking Trails offer two- and four-hour hikes respectively.
If hiking isn't for you, why not try horse riding? You’ll be taken through vineyards and farmlands towards the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains. Sit back and relax on a well-trained horse.
Enjoy the beauty of the Koue Bokkeveld and farm life at Boplaas Guest House.
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