Sanddrif Holiday Resort Citrusdal
Western Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Sanddrif Holiday Resort Western Cape, Citrusdal, South AfricaCederberg wines are produced by South Africa's most uniquely situated wine farm boasting the Cape's highest lying vineyards. The farm is situated in the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and falls within the Cape "fynbos" region - one of the worlds' six floral kingdoms. The cellar has leaped into prominence on the South African wine scene with an impressive repertoire of awards, including the coveted Veritas. Double Gold medal - South Africa's top wine accolade.
Directions from Cape Town: Take the N7 turn-off on the N1. 28km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass - about 46 km of gravel road - until you reach Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg wines.
Tucked away on the lush banks of the tranquil Dwars River, at the foot of the Wolfberg, Sanddrif is the ideal base for nature lovers and the adventurous: trail hikers, 4x4 enthusiasts, mountain bikers and rock climbers. Accessible but retaining an air of remoteness, this is the perfect break for city-dwellers. The less fit can enjoy the cool crystal-clear waters of the Maalgat pools only a 20 minute walk away, wander through The Valley of the Red Gods or watch the sun setting the mountains on fire. Come back to a welcoming campfire for a relaxed evening under the star-studded sky.
ACCOMMODATION: Sanddrif offers a wide choice of accommodation, from well-run camping facilities with a safe playground for the children, to cosy and fully equipped self-catering chalets or luxury cottages with breathtaking views of the famous Wolfberg Cracks. The well-stocked Dwarsrivier farm shop has everything from postcards to petrol. The friendly staff will supply you with all the information, permits and keys you need to explore the area.

Rates per room per night, specials, meals, children policy: on request

Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Permits: Obtainable from the office
In the direction of Algeria, approximately 850m from the farm Dwarsrivier, a turn to the left will be visible, signposted as the Maltese Cross. A 6km drive leads to a parking area. This is the starting point of the walk. Follow the footpath and the cairns leading to the Maltese Cross.
Duration: Depending on the tourist, a few minutes or a whole day can be spent in the area exploring the caves and rock formations.
Permits: Obtainable from all the tourist offices in the area. A permit with combination will be issued for the gate at the entrance to the caves.
On the road towards Ceres, 8 km from Dwarsrivier, a Nature Conservation sign will indicate the Stadsaal Caves. Take the turn off, enter through the gate and drive in to see Stadsaal, a series of open caves and San paintings dating from the time when elephants freely roamed the area.
Duration: 30 minutes to one hour – depending on how much you like local wines.
Monday – Saturday 8h30 to 12h00, 14h00 to 16h30
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Permits: For day visitors, obtainable from the office

About 1,6km from the office towards Algeria you will find a parking area and a sign for Lot's wife. From there you start a gentle walk to where the beautiful window rocks (also called "Vensterklippe") can be seen.

Duration: Cracks 3 hours (return)
Cracks & Arch 8 hours (return)
Permits: Obtainable from the office

Approximately 1,2km from Sanddrif, at the foot of Wolfberg, a parking area (under Oak Trees) is situated. This is the start of the walk. The path leading to the Cracks is clearly visible. Three Cracks can be viewed, of which the first two are easily recognizable. The hike to the third crack is for the more adventurous tourist. A map indicating the route is available from the office at Dwarsrivier. At the top of the mountain, a path leads the way to the Arch. It's easy to follow with cairns indicating where the path is not clear. Although there is an alternative route via the Riff, the same route is recommended on return from the Arch.

Duration: Approximately two hours, starting at 20h00
Cost: Donation

Duration: 35 minutes in a downstream direction from Sanddrif.
Permits: For day visitors, obtainable from the office

A huge swimming hole, approximately 50m long and 30m wide, with 8m and 11m high cliffs - definitely for those crazy enough to jump!  Also known by some as the “Seekoeigat / Hippo pool”.


Duration: 7 km
Permits: For day visitors, obtainable from the office

Get your map from the office.

Duration: 12 km
Permits: For day visitors, obtainable from the office

Get your map from the office



Fully equipped units with own braai area.
Provide accommodation for 4 – 10 persons.
Bedding can be hired on request

Please bring your own bedding, towels & toilet paper, kitchen towels and dishwashing liquid.

Unit per night for 4 persons PLUS per additional person.

Protea Hoogte/Planets/Ons Huisie
Groothuis A & B
Waenhuis & Stal

  OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Saturday 8h00 - 12h30 and 14h00 - 17h00. Sunday and Public Holidays 9h00 - 12h00 and 16h00 - 18h00
Wine Cellar Closed on Sundays

CAMPING: per site per night (4 persons max) PLUS per person, max 8 persons per site.
Lawn under shady trees on the river bank.
Ablution block.
Braai facilities (bring own braai grid) & electrical power points.

Contact & reservations:

To book:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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