Sanddrif Holiday Resort

Getaway to the unspoilt heart of the Cederberg. Home to the Dwarsrivier Farm MTB Trails, Cederberg Winery & Brewery!

Sanddrif Holiday Resort is situated on the farm Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, approximately 250 km north of Cape Town. The farm lies in the heart of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which is well known for its spectacular rock formations, expansive vistas, rock art and fynbos.

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 a basic overnight stay during their expeditions in the mountains. Through the years Sanddrif has grown into a well-established and popular holiday destination for singles, couples, families and friends.

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.


Drawsrivier farm is also home to a microbrewery and wine farm! There is wine tasting at Cederberg Private Cellar and Cederberg Brewery’s ice-cold craft beers are on sale at the farm shop.


This vast wilderness area, covering almost 172 000 ha, offers hiking routes and trails for people of all fitness levels. Spectacular rock formations – including the Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Cracks, Wolfberg Arch, Tafelberg, Sneeuberg and Lot’s Wife – attract mountaineers and hikers alike. Unspoilt fynbos and a wide range of wildlife make this a must-see area for all nature lovers.

There are 5 mountain bike trails varying in length and difficulty. Maps and permits are available from the office (should you wish to start early, a permit can be booked telephonically). For more details on the trails see this link.

Sanddriff is also a key stopover on the 250km Cape Cycle Routes, Cederberg Circuit cycle tourism route.

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Dwarsrivier Farm, Cederberg,
Clanwilliam 8135 WC ZA
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OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Saturday: 08:00–12:30 & 14:00–17:00 Sundays & public holidays: 09:00–12:00 & 16:00–18:00 TASTING HOURS: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 –12:00 & 14:00–16:30 Public Holidays: 09:00 –11:30 & 16:00–17:30 Sundays, Good Friday & Christmas Day: Not open for tasting

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