Wines with Altitude

Welcome to the website of Cederberg Private Cellar. Here, on the farm Dwarsrivier, our winemaker David Nieuwoudt leads a ‘team with attitude’ to produce award-winning wines from our high-altitude vineyards. The secret behind our ‘wines with altitude’? A unique terroir and a pure, virus-free environment.

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360-degree views, spectacular rock formations, crystal-clear rivers, a breathtaking night sky … visitors will find much to enjoy as they stay over at Sanddrif Holiday Resort, hike or cycle on the well-marked trails, or relax with a Boggom & Voertsek from the Cederberg Brewery.

Our responsible approach

Our commitment to responsible living is reflected in everything we do, from the way we manage our facilities to the audits we participate in and the special projects we support. We care about people and we care about the environment. But most of all, we care about how responsibly we, as people, interact with the pristine Cederberg Wilderness around us.

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Upon arrival in this remote area, first-time visitors often ask: Why here? Why wine? The answer is simple: we are blessed with an isolated, virus-free area, water from mountain springs, a unique cold climate without coastal influences and five generations’ understanding of the land.

Our wine portfolio consists of seven ranges – all of them except the Waitrose and Cape Winemakers Guild wines are available on the farm and from the online shop.

The Cederberg Brewery team, Alex Nel, David Nieuwoudt and Tammy Turck-Nel, set out with a simple goal: to create the beers they wanted to drink. Today Cederberg Brewery produces three handcrafted beers that promise to ‘take your taste buds on a roadtrip’: Boggom Blonde Ale, Voertsek India Pale Ale and Cederberg Original Lager.


‘A river runs through it’, and it is the Matjies River, where you can pitch a tent on the river bank or rent a self-catering cottage. All the campsites at Sanddrif have electricity points, with hot water in the ablutions blocks. Your choices are endless: read a book, drink some local wine (or beer), listen to nature, do small walks, do big walks, swim, climb, cycle, bird-watch, find a rare fish species, imagine you saw a leopard, talk to family and friends, count the sand at the riverside …