Sandboarding in South Africa

Posted on February 21, 2017, featured in Press

Wouldn’t it be great to go snowboarding, but without all the cold, snow, and layers of clothing that goes along with it? Believe it or not, you can. If the idea of blazing down a sand hill at break-neck speeds with nothing between you but a board and some sunscreen sounds like your kind of fun, then you’ll definitely want to spend a day in the dunes on an adrenaline-charged sandboarding adventure! What’s that? You’ve never heard of sandboarding? Well, strap yourself in—you’ve come to the right place.

What is sandboarding? 

Sandboarding is one the latest and most thrilling adventure sports you’ll find in South Africa. It’s very similar to snowboarding, except you’ll be hurtling a down sand dune instead of a snow-covered mountain. Sandboarding involves standing (most of the time) on a specialized sand-board, with both feet secured into bindings. Oh, and in case you’re thinking about hitching a ride up a dune on a cushy ski lift, forget about it—this is wild Africa. You’ll have to hike or ride a dune buggy back up to the top.

Can anyone go sandboarding? 

You don’t have to be a pro skater or surfer to enjoy a day of exhilarating downhill adventure. Anyone can easily can do it. Qualified and friendly guides will show you all the ins and outs, helping you make the most of the sand hills. After some practice and a little falling (don’t worry, sliding down on your stomach is just as fun anyway), you’ll be carving arcs down breathtaking dunes before you know it. All you need is a sand-board, a sense of adventure, and a tube of sun block.

How does the sand dunes in South Africa stack up to other places?  

There is no shortage of majestic sand dunes here. South Africa is home to some of the most gorgeous sand hills you’ll find anywhere on the planet, all waiting for the next group of adrenaline junkies to conquer them. Imagine the wind on your face, marveling at the stunning views, as you effortlessly glide down endless stretches of sun drenched dunes. Still miss ski season? We didn’t think so.

So what are you waiting for? Whether you are the consummate speed demon craving to race down a slope or looking for a once-in-a-life-time adventure that the whole family can enjoy, nothing compares to the thrills of high octane sandboarding in South Africa!

If you’re looking for all the fun, excitement, and adrenaline-pumping exhilaration that sandboarding in South Africa has to offer, Sikeleli Africa Safaris can make that happen for you.

For the ultimate sandboarding experience, contact us today!

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