Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in Continental and South Africa.

Sandboarding in Africa

Sandboarding is still an emerging sport in Africa, so there's plenty of room for personal discovery. The vast, arid plains of the Sahara and the deserts of Namibia and South Africa offer some of the best sandboarding in the world. These huge deserts are made up of dunes that are…


Sandboarding in Eastern Cape

Find out what are the best sand dunes for sandboarding in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Below, a list of places where you can go sand dune surfing and sledding in the Jeffrey's Bay, East London, Gqeberha areas. See also: sandboarding in South Africa. Sandboarding dunes near Jeffreys Bay. Source. Jeffreys…


Sandboarding in Tunisia

Tunisia is covered by 40.000 square kilometers of sand desert, a large part of the eastern Great Erg sand sea, which offers the most beautiful views of wind-sculpted dunes. Sandboarding is an increasingly popular activity on the dunes, which are also famous for being the main site used for shooting…

Sand Sleds and Toboggans
Sand sledding. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Sandboarding in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country for sandboarding: the dunes near Cape Town and the so-called Garden Route (comprising the towns of Knysna and Mossel Bay among others) both offer incredible sand surfing locations with coastal dunes of all sizes and challenge levels. The JBay beaches near Gqeberha (formerly known…


Sandboarding in Egypt

You can enjoy sandboarding in the Sahara Desert across several locations in Egypt, from the immense dunes of the Egyptian Great Sand Sea near Siwa, west of Cairo, to the slopes of the Sinai peninsula near Sharm El-Sheik, or sand surfing down the dunes of the Nubian desert by the…

Dune Surfing in Namibia
Sandboarding in Namibia. Photo courtesy of Luke Price

Sandboarding in Namibia: Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

The deserts of Namibia are home to some of the highest sand dunes in the entire world and in the region of Erongo sports like sand surfing and dune skiing have gained much popularity amongst locals and tourists, especially on the dunes near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, whereas the dunes…

Sandboarding Atlantis Sand Dunes near Cape Town
Sandboarding at the Atlantis Dunes in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Sandboarding in Cape Town

There are many opportunities to experience sand surfing near Cape Town in Western Cape. The best and nearest spot to Cape Town is the Atlantis Sand Dunes only 40km north of the city, while Hout Bay and Betty's Bay are the two biggest commercial sandboarding locations near the coast. The…

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