Donkieskraal is situated on the farm ‘Sandberg’, 46 km from Lamberts Bay,52 km from Clanwilliam and roughly 220 km from Cape Town.
West Coast Road (R27):
Take the R27 from Cape Town, direction Langebaan. Continue on this road all the way to Elands Bay. Now turn right in the direction of Redelinghuys. After +- 4 km turn left toward Leipoldtville. After a 12 km stretch turn right toward Leipoldtville. Drive 11 km to Sandberg farm on your right and follow directions to Donkieskraal. Please note that there are currently road works between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay.
The N7 North:
Take the N7, direction Piketberg to Clanwilliam. Please note that there are currently road works between Piketberg and Citrusdal. At Clanwilliam turn left on the R364 toward Lamberts Bay. Drive passed Graafwater (do not take first left turn to Sandberg – bad gravel road). 7 km further turn left towards Leipoldtville. At Leipoldtville, turn left towards Piketberg and drive 10 km to Sandberg farm on your right. Follow directions to Donkieskraal.
The Shortest Route: (not for normal sedan vehicles, BAD gravel road!)
Directions for shortest route from Cape Town. Take the N7 to Piketberg. At the round-about in Piketberg turn left and follow the R366 in the direction of Redelinghuys/Elands Bay for approximately 38km. Turn right on the R365 indicating Lamberts Bay. Continue for approximately 45km on sections of tar and gravel. After the second railway crossing on tar the farm Sandberg is on the left. Follow the directions boards to Donkieskraal.
Please note the following: MUST READ!!!
- There are shorter routes that entail driving on bad quality gravel roads – please consult a map and do so at your own risk.
- THE SPEED LIMIT AS SOON AS YOU ENTER SANDBERG FARM IS 40KM/H. PLEASE RESPECT THIS RULE, AS THERE ARE YOUNG CHILDREN, TRACTORS, CATTLE, SHEEP, WILD ANIMALS AND APPROACHING TRAFFIC. THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE FARM OWNERS.
- Access to Donkieskraal in a normal sedan vehicle is possible. During summer the roads tend to be sandy and sometimes cars with a very low ground clearance will gently graze the sand with their undersides – there are no big rocks in these sandy areas (about 400m in total).
- NO quad bikes allowed.
- Motor cycle access to the Lodge by request only – no driving on other roads in the reserve.
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