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in the Dunes around Swakopmund & Walvis Bay - Namibia

Sandboarders will be collected from their accommodation in Swakopmund ± 09h30 and taken to the Namib desert, the oldest desert in the world, that houses some of the largest sand dunes on this planet. There is no better way to experience these wonders in an environmentally friendly way, than to zoom down them head first on a traditional Swakopmund sand board. Over the years, the equipment used to whiz down the dune slip-faces, has advanced from a simple piece of cardboard to snowboards, especially adapted for speeding down the sandy surfaces.

There are 2 styles of sand boarding:

  • Lie down. - For the lying down style you use a specially polished board to slide headfirst down a dune. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached. (For that maximum adrenaline buzz!
  • Stand-up - For the standing-up style, you use standard snowboarding equipment and you 'surf' your way down the dunes. It is advisable to have some snowboarding or surfing experience to get the most of the day, but it isn't necessary. Stand-up boarding is snowboarding with a difference. Two different slopes are on offer with various runs on either.
No experience is needed for either Lie-down or Stand-up sandboarding. There is a total of 6 different slopes to test your skills (or lack of them!)

Safaris around Namibia which visit Swakopmund generally have time for you to join a morning of sandboarding, and the activity can easily be included into your Namibian self drive safari.

Sandboarding. It's fun and the best value-for-money adrenaline pumping activity in Swakopmund! An awesome full-morning's outing. Highly Recommended!!!

  • Sandboarding: Lie Down Boarding
  • Sandboarding: Sandboarding
  • Sandboarding: Stand Up Boarding
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Transfers, light lunch, equipment and safety gear, and return transport to your accommodation in Swakopmund.
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A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert

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Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis


Everything from sharks to pilchards

Living Desert Tour

A half day tour into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Day Trip

A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Night Walks

Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.

Quad Biking

2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary...


Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.

Sandwich Harbour Tour

A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour


Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!

Spitzkoppe Day Tour

Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.

Swakopmund Sightseeing

This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund

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