Sandboarding in Johannesburg

The landlocked region of Gauteng in South Africa does not have any coastal dunes, but it is still possible to practice sand surfing at Mount Mayhem mine dumps, located in Boksburg about half a hour drive from Johannesburg and just outside of Benoni. Mount Mayhem Sandboarding. Sandboarding at Mt. Mayhem…

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Hiking in the Desert: Gear, Clothing and Information

A hiking trip to the desert presents many logistical and organizational challenges regarding hydration, protection from sunlight, and dealing with extreme temperature changes between day and night. Having the necessary desert hiking gear and following a few precaution tips will ensure that your hike goes as smoothly as possible. As…

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Desert Flowers & Blooming Desert Plants

Deserts are by definition inhospitable environments with little to no vegetation, but there are actually quite a few species of plants that adapted to live in these arid conditions. The adaptations of these desert plants make it so that the bulbs often stay dormant under the ground for several months,…

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ATV Dune Riding & Desert Off-roading

Traveling in the desert has its unquestionable appeal, crossing expanses of sand and dunes driving your 4x4 vehicle gives a priceless thrill and thrilling bumpy ride. But once you're immersed in these seas of dunes, it is not easy to get out, especially if you stay silted up to the…

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Mojave National Preserve Travel Guide

Mojave National Preserve is an area of immense desert landscapes in southeastern California. It is federally protected as a National Preserve and is part of the National Park System. Mojave National Preserve's enormous desert territories include elements of three of the four major North American deserts: the Mojave, Great Basin,…

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Sandboarding in Fraser Island

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fraser Island is one of Queensland's most popular attractions for beach lovers and it's no surprise that this incredible location - which is also the largest sand island in the entire world - is also a hotspot for sandboarding and dune sports. There are…

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