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.
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.
River View Cottages
R2 000 per night for 4 persons
PLUS R500 per additional person
PLUS R300 per additional child 2–10 years
6 Persons: Saturn, Venus, Mars
R1 800 per night for 4 persons
PLUS R450 per additional person
PLUS R300 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
R500 per site per night for 4 persons
PLUS R125 per extra person. (Max 8 persons per site)
Rates are valid 1 March 2023 – 29 February 2024
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Prices are subject to increase without prior notice.
Deposits and cancellations
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
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Fast facts about the cottages
Fast facts about the camping facilities
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.
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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
Distance from CPT: ± 250 km; ± 3 hours’ drive.
Dwarsrivier Farm Shop, Cederberg, Clanwilliam, 8135
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
Tel: +27 (0)27 482 2825
Tel: +27 (0)44 004 0060
WhatsApp: +27 (0)60 727 7161
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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.