Sand surfing locations near Cape Town, South Africa.

Sand Sleds and Toboggans
Sand sledding at the Atlantis Dunes near Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Atlantis Sand Dunes

The Atlantis Sand Dunes offer what is possibly the best sandboarding in South Africa, just a few km north of Cape Town, in the so called “Lost City” within the Atlantis Nature Reserve. The white sand dunes stretch for around 32 km² and are a hotspot for sandsports including off-road tours, quad biking and sand duning on jeeps and 4×4 vehicles. There are different dune slopes and steepness levels that are not too overwhelming and ideal for beginners. Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town and Table Mountain from the tallest peaks!

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Betty’s Bay Sand Dunes

Approximately a one hour drive up the East Coast from Cape Town, you can grab your sandboard and have some fun on the dunes of the little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, in a site called Silver Sands. Some of the dunes here are incredibly tall (as high as 250m!). Make sure to also pay a visit to the penguin colony at Stony Point while you are there!

Hout Bay Sand Dunes

The dunes at Hout Bay are less touristy and mostly cater to locals who go there to sandboard bringing their own equipment.


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