Sanddrif Holiday Resort

Contact Details

Nieuwoudt Family
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+27 44 004 0060
+27 (0)27 482 2825

Office Hours

Office Hours Mon-Sat:
08h00 - 17:00
Office Hours Sunday & Public Holidays:
09h00 - 12h00 &
16h00 - 18h00

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How to get there

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 gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Wines and Sanddrif’s reception office.

Sanddrif Holiday Resort is 3 km from the reception office. There are NO offices at the resort.

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


S 32° 30’ 14’’ / E 19° 15’ 27’’

Dwarsrivier Farm, Cederberg, Clanwilliam

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Bird Watching
Camping Facilities
Craft Brewery
Day Hikes
Mountain Biking
Rock Formations
Rock Climbing
Seasonal Flowers
Wine Tasting

Activities for nature lovers and the adventurous include day hikes, mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, bird watching, stargazing and swimming in the tranquil Matjies River.

The less active can relax in the crystal-clear waters of the Maalgat 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 Private Cellar and Cederberg Brewery’s ice-cold craft beers are on sale.


Sanddrif Holiday Resort offers a choice of accommodation, from 16 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.


(Please note that permits are required before entering any property in the Cederberg)

  • Hiking (Wolfberg Cracks & Arch and Maltese Cross)
  • Rock Climbing - Traditional (Wolfberg Cracks)
  • Rock Climbing – Sport Climbing (Sanddrif Crag)
  • Mountain Biking (Wolfberg, Kliphuis, Lot’s Wife & Maltese Cross Trails)
  • Swimming (Sanddrif & Maalgat)
  • Cederberg Observatory (Saturdays only)


Activities and attractions include:

  • craft beer sales & tastings
  • mountain climbing
  • photography
  • rock paintings
  • trail running

Conservation projects

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Cedar Restoration

The Cederberg Conservancy are the proud custodians of the Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis).


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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.


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SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999.


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Stewardship refers to the wise use, management and protection of that which has been entrusted to us.


About Cederberg Conservancy

  • The Cederberg Conservancy was constituted in 1997 as a voluntary agreement between landowners to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. It consolidates 22 properties in the central Cederberg as one of the core corridors of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor and it is active through quarterly meetings and awareness days.

    Visitors to the area can engage in bird watching or easy hikes to the Stadsaal cave and Elephant rock art. For the more adventurous visitor the Conservancy offers Mountain bike trails or overnight hiking trials that vary from one to five nights, depending on your level of fitness and ability.