Accommodation

Sanddrif Holiday Resort offers a choice of accommodation, from 16 cosy and fully equipped self-catering holiday cottages with breathtaking views of the famous Wolfberg Cracks and the river to more than 40 well-run camping facilities with a safe playground for children.

Sanddrif welcomes nature lovers, friends and families.  Visitors are advised to book well in advance as the resort fills up rather quickly during weekends and school holidays.

Self-catering Holiday Cottages

The 16 cottages are divided among three huddles of houses: The Planets, Protea Hoogte and Ou Sanddrif.

The Planets

Protea Hoogte

Ou Sanddrif


Camping

The more than 40 camping facilities at Sanddrif Holiday Resort are divided between Sanddrif main campsite and Kliphuis campsite.

Sanddrif Main Campsite

Kliphuis Campsite


Fast facts about Sanddrif Holiday Resort

Alcohol: Wine tasting and wine sales at Cederberg Private Cellar; ice-cold craft beer for sale at the farm shop and Cederberg Brewery.
Bank & nearest ATM:
Citrusdal (69km; ±1,5 hours).
Best time to camp:
September to mid-May.
Best time to visit: All year round – summers are warm and dry, winters can be extreme with frost or snow.
Bookings for Easter and long weekends: Bookings must include all nights, including the evening preceding the public holiday. For example, if the Thursday is a public holiday, you will pay for 4 nights from Wednesday to Sunday morning.
Cellphone reception: No cellphone reception at Sanddrif. A VOiP payphone is available at the office during office hours.
Check-in
at office: 14:00; if you arrive after hours, we will leave your key in the door of your cottage.
Check-out: 10:00, unless a special arrangement is made with Sanddrif reception office staff.
Credit card facilities: Available at the tasting room and the Dwarsrivier farm shop.
Day visitors and hikers: Due to the strict Conservancy rules we can only allow a certain number of day visitors and hikers.
Disabled visitors: One of the holiday cottages, Groothuis B at Ou Sanddrif, is wheelchair-friendly.
Farm shop: Dwarsrivier farm shop at Sanddrif Reception office stocks basic necessities (cool drinks, snacks, ice, wood), Cederberg wines and craft beer but no fresh products. Freshly baked bread can be pre-ordered April long weekends and December school holidays.
Malaria: None, but there are mosquitoes, so bring insect repellent.
Permits: Available at the Sanddrif Reception office (hiking, mountain biking and trail running). Longer hiking routes also require permits from CapeNature and other land owners.
Petrol stations: None – fill up at Clanwilliam, Citrusdal or Ceres before taking the Algeria/Cederberg turn-off.
Popular times: Easter and other long weekends, school holidays – book well in advance.
Roads: Some tarred roads, but many attractions on gravel roads; 4×4 not necessary.
Water: The tap water in holiday cottages and ablution blocks is safe for drinking; no bilharzia or crocodiles in the rivers.
WiFi: Available at the Sanddrif Reception office only.
What to pack:

A few simple rules

to ensure a magical stay
No dogs or other pets allowed
No loud music
No quad-bikes
No noise after 22:00
No fires, except at designated areas
Don’t collect wood in the veld

’n Paar goue reëls

om almal gelukkig te hou
Geen honde of ander troeteldiere nie
Geen harde musiek nie
Geen vierwiel-motorfietse nie
Geen geraas na 22:00 nie
Geen vure nie, behalwe op toelaatbare plekke
Moenie hout in die veld optel nie

  • Comfortable shoes for walking on uneven ground
  • Hat and sunblock
  • Insect repellent (between October and April)
  • Long trousers for walking
  • Small cooler bag
  • Swimming costume and towel (November to March)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Warm clothes
  • Water bottle
Fast facts about the cottages
  • All the cottages are self-catering with a three-star rating.
  • No television sets or TV reception.
  • No restaurant on the premises.
  • Kitchens are equipped with a standard electric stove, microwave, fridge with freezer, kettle and toaster.
  • Crockery, cutlery, cooking and braai utensils, salad bowls, casseroles, etc. are provided.
  • Every cottage has a fireplace inside and a braai area outside.
  • Bedding (bed linen, blankets, duvets), towels and kitchen towels are provided.
  • The cottages are serviced daily.
  • The water in the cottages is safe to drink.
  • If you arrive after hours, we will leave the key in the door of your cottage.
A few simple rules

to ensure a magical stay
No dogs or other pets allowed
No loud music
No quad-bikes
No noise after 22:00
No fires, except at designated areas
Don’t collect wood in the veld

Fast facts about the camping facilities
  • Campsites situated under shady trees on the riverbank.
  • Safe playground for children.
  • Clean ablution facilities (toilet paper included).
  • Gas and solar geysers at ablution blocks ensure hot water.
  • Electricity at every campsite.
  • Each campsite has its own built-in braai facility. Please bring your own braai grid and braai tools. No fires outside of designated areas.
  • The Dwarsrivier farm shop stocks basic requirements like wood, snacks, cool drinks, ice, Cederberg wines and ice-cold craft beer, but no fresh products. During April long weekends and December school holidays, fresh home-made bread can be pre-ordered.
A few simple rules

to ensure a magical stay
No dogs or other pets allowed
No loud music
No quad-bikes
No noise after 22:00
No fires, except at designated areas
Don’t collect wood in the veld