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History

Ceres History

Stock farmers crossed the Witzen mountain range as early as 1727 to establish themselves in the “Koue” and “Warm Bokkeveld”…

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Forced Removals

San hunter/gatherers and Khoikhoi herders inhabited the Ceres district prior to the arrival of Europeans.  The Khoi kept livestock which represented…

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Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Johannes Cornelis Goosen was born in Klein Drakenstein and came to the Warm Bokkeveld as a young farmer…

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Transport Riders

The transport rider was a trader who transported goods by wagon into the interior in order to sell or barter the goods. Transport Riders provided valuable service…

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Tollhouses and Passes

Early in the 18th century cattle-farmers had already moved into the region with their cattle. Due to the mountainous…

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Jewish History

The first Jews to settle in Ceres were of German origin. Mr Adolf Arnholz, a storekeeper, was living in the town with his wife Mary by 1865. Their son Harry was circumcised…

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Ceres Transport Riders Museum

Conference Facilities

“ Why not book your next meeting or workshop at the museum’s fully equipped conference facility ? Seating for approximately 35 people.
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