Sand Boarding in South Africa and Namibia

South Africa

Hurtling down a sand dune at break-neck speeds on a thin plank of wood might not be everyone’s idea of a day well spent. However there’s a growing bunch of adrenaline junkies who gladly spend hours on end hiking up endless sand dunes, and then sliding down on specialized sand-boards at incredible speeds.
South Africa’s beaches are gorgeous and many are home to the most beautiful and awesome sand dunes that growing numbers enjoy conquering with their sand boards. Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Bettys Bay are popular sand boarding destinations.


You want sand – Namibia got it. Sand dunes rise up from most of Namibia’s 976-mile-long coastline. Dunes here are so ubiquitous that in Namibia, sandboarding is more than just an amusement-park stunt: It’s a national pastime.

Sand boarding is a national past time in Namibia. Dunes can reach to more than 300 feet and are easily reached from Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia. Stand-up or lie down options head first on a waxed particle board is something you are not going to forget anytime soon. When heading to the scenic Namib-Naukluft Park, remember that you have to drag up the board yourself, no vehicles allowed on the dunes.

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