My first ever visit to the Cederberg was to Sanddrif on a Standard 5 school outing. The trip to nearby Stadsaal, the hike up to the Wolfberg Cracks, and swimming at Maalgat are still very clear.

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Getting there: take the N7 from Cape Town and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria / Cederberg sign. You will head over Nieuwoudt Pass, after which you will continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass — about 46 km of gravel road – until you reach Dwarsrivier [-32.50390, 19.25786], home of Cederberg Wines. Total distance from Cape Town: ±250 km; ±3 hours’ drive.
GPS Coordinates: -32.48813, 19.26884

The farm shop at Dwarsrivier has a small selection of snacks and cool-drinks, firewood, and most importantly, their own wines for sale. You can get your permits here as needed to explore some of the attractions in the area surrounding Sanddrif.


Sanddrif offers you a variety of accommodation options, from well-run camping facilities with a safe playground for the children, to cosy and fully equipped self-catering cottages with breathtaking views of the famous Wolfberg Cracks.

The camping area can get pretty congested. Camping sites are shaded, but as a result most are sandy and you would be smart to take a ground mat. There are electric points and properly constructed braai places. Ablution blocks are well constructed, clean, tiled affairs with kitchen washing-up sinks on the outside.

Cottages are well equipped and serviced daily.

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