The Unspoilt Heart of
the Cederberg

Cottages & Camping

Accommodation at Sanddrif consists of self-catering cottages and campsites with electricity points. Long before adventure sports became popular, the Nieuwoudt family started renovating dwellings on the farm to offer hikers and rock climbers basic overnight accommodation during their expeditions in the mountains. Over the years, Sanddrif has grown into a well-established and popular holiday destination.

Explore Cederberg

Activities for nature lovers and the adventurous include day hikes, rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, bird watching, stargazing and swimming in the tranquil Matjies River. Those looking for a slower pace can relax in the crystal-clear waters of the Maalgat rock pools, wander through the ancient Valley of the Red Gods, explore the fynbos-rich area or take a short drive to view the beautiful San rock art. There is wine tasting at Cederberg Wines, and Cederberg Brewery’s ice-cold craft beers are on sale at the farm shop.

Cottages: The Planets


Sleeps 6


Sleeps 6


Sleeps 6


Sleeps: 6 ~ underfloor heating


Sleeps: 4 ~ underfloor heating


Sleeps: 4 ~ underfloor heating

Cottages: Protea Hoogte

Protea Hoogte 1

Sleeps 6

Protea Hoogte 2

Sleeps 4

Protea Hoogte 3

Sleeps 4

Protea Hoogte 4

Sleeps 6

Cottages: Ou Sanddrif

Ons Huisie

Sleeps: 6 ~ old-style cottage

Groothuis A

Sleeps: 8 ~ underfloor heating

Groothuis B

Sleeps: 8 ~ underfloor heating

Die Stal

Sleeps: 4 ~ underfloor heating

Die Waenhuis

Sleeps: 4 ~ underfloor heating

Dollie Se Huis

Sleeps: 6 ~ underfloor heating

Camping Sites

Sanddrif Main Site

31 Campsites

Kliphuis Site

10 Campsites

River View Cottages

R2 400 per night for 4 persons

PLUS R600 per additional person

PLUS R380 per additional child 2–10 years

6 Persons: Saturn, Venus, Mars


R2 160 per night for 4 persons

PLUS R540 per additional person

PLUS R380 per additional child 2–10 years

4 Persons: Protea Hoogte 2&3, Orion, Pluto, Waenhuis, Stal

6 Persons: Jupiter, Ons Huisie, Dollie se Huis, Protea Hoogte 1&4

8 Persons: Groothuis A&B


R640 per site per night for 4 persons

PLUS R160 per extra person. (Max 8 persons per site)

Rates are valid 1 March 2025 – 28 February 2026

Click HERE for Sanddrif rates for March 2025 to February 2026

Prices are subject to increase without prior notice.

Self-catering Accommodation

  • Fully equipped units with own braai area.
  • Accommodate 4 to 8 persons.
  • Linen, including towels, provided.
  • Serviced daily.


  • Lawn under shady trees on the river bank.
  • 2 Ablution blocks.
  • Braai facilities (bring own braai grid) and electrical power points.


  • Camping under old oak trees – no lawn.
  • 1 Ablution block.
  • Braai facilities (bring own braai grid) and electrical power points.

Deposits and cancellations

  • Deposits (minus R50-00 admin fee) only refundable if booking is cancelled 30 days in advance.
  • High Season – Full payment required within 30 days of making your booking.
  • High Season – Deposit only refundable once booking has been filled.
  • Deposits for the holiday season, long weekends and group bookings (3 or more units) will only be refunded once the vacancy has been filled.

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. During April long weekends and December school holidays, fresh home-made bread can be pre-ordered.

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 landowners.

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.

A few simple rules to ensure a magical stay

  • No dogs or other pets allowed
  • No loud music
  • No quad bikes or motorbikes allowed
  • No noise after 22:00
  • No fires, except at designated areas
  • Don’t collect wood in the veld

What To Pack:

  • 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.

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.

How to get to Sanddrif

Directions from Cape Town / Aanwysings vanaf Kaapstad
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and travel towards Clanwilliam. About 28 km past Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass (second pass) – about 46 km of which about 36 km is gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines and Sanddrif’s reception.

Sanddrif Holiday Resort is 3 km from the reception office. There is no Reception or shop at the resort itself.

Total distance from Cape Town: ± 250 km; ± 3 hours’ drive.

Sanddrif Holiday Resort Reception 19º15’27”E 32º30’14”S
Cederberg Private Cellar Reception 19º15’28”E 32º30’12”S
Cederberg Brewery 19º15’28”E 32º30’12”S


Located In the Heart
of Cederberg Wilderness Area


19º15’27”E 32º30’14”S

Distance from CPT: ± 250 km; ± 3 hours’ drive.

Dwarsrivier Farm Shop, Cederberg, Clanwilliam, 8135

Office Hours

Monday – Saturday : 08:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00 & 16:00 – 18:00
Public Holidays: 09:00 – 17:00

Wine Cellar/Tasting: Closed on Sundays

Check-in: 14:00 at the office; we will leave your key in the door of your cottage
Check-out: Strictly 10:00

Contact Us


Tel: +27 (0)27 482 2825
Tel: +27 (0)44 004 0060
WhatsApp: +27 (0)60 727 7161

Booking Form

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    call us at +27 (0)27 482 2825.

    We look forward to receiving you as our special guest. Please drive safely.

    Ons sien uit daarna om u op Sanddrif te verwelkom. Veilig ry.