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Cape Town

Country
South Africa
State
the Western Cape
City
Cape Town
Type of Location
Adventure Spot
About Location

Largely similar to snowboarding, sand boarding is the art of standing with two feet locked onto a thin tensile board and sliding or carving arcs down a dune.

The best part about sandboarding is that it is easy to learn while having tons of fun. It is a very accessible, four-season activity that does not require a huge investment in cold-weather gear - all you need are boots, bindings and a board.

Sandboarding in South Africa is fast becoming widely accepted as a mainstream sport. There’s a growing number of adrenaline junkies who gladly spend hours on end hiking up endless sand dunes, and then board down at incredible speeds.

For racing down the dunes, snowboards with a specialised base are used. The base is a lamination, which becomes even more slippery the more you ride it.

There are so many awesome places to enjoy the thrills of sand boarding in South Africa. Our beaches are gorgeous and so many are home to the most beautiful and awesome sand dunes that growing numbers enjoy conquering with their sand boards.

Hook up with one of the many recognised sandboarding operators you will find wherever high dunes line the South African landscape. There are a number of places that stand out above the rest though, either because they cater for both beginner and expert, or just for the sheer size of the mountainous dunes



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How to Reach

By Air

Access to Cape Town by air is possible, with arrivals landing at Cape Town International Airport, which is located 20kms from the city centre. Over 20 national and international airlines provide regular service from many parts of the world. Door-to-door shuttle bus services and taxis are available to take you into the city.

By Rail

Most land travellers arrive in Cape Town from Johannesburg or Pretoria. The main passenger line from Johannesburg is the Trans-Karoo, which runs daily between the two cities. The trip takes about 25 hours and is very reasonably priced. There are three classes including sleepers. First and second class seats must be reserved in advance, but tickets for third class seats can be purchased just before departure.

For a much more luxurious and leisurely experience, you can travel from Johannesburg or Pretoria on the Blue Train or Rovos Rail. These trains depart once or twice a week and take a scenic route. Cape Town’s train station is in the centre of the city, on Adderley Street.

By Bus

Bus travel may be faster than the train, but it is not nearly as comfortable. All services operated by the major intercity bus companies - Greyhound, Intercape and Translux - terminate at the junction of Adderley and Strand Streets. There is also the Baz Bus minivan service, which is aimed more at backpackers. The Baz Bus has a flexible, hop-on and hop-off policy, and travels throughout the country.

Key places to visit
The Dune, Quad Biking, Downhill, Table Mountain


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Places to Visit

The Dune

The expansive Atlantis dune field is only 40km from Cape Town and is one of the biggest in the Western Cape. Your instructor, Owner of Sidewinder Adventures and Sandboards and the Last National Sandboarding Champ Dave Rademeyer will show you the fastest way to hone your skills.  

Quad Biking

Cape Town, South Africa is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world mainly due to its impressive natural environment. Nestled between mountains and oceans at the southern tip of Africa, it is inspiration to some of the world’s most unique and popular adventure activities.

Downhill

Downhill Adventures has put together some of the best outdoor activities into combo-days, meaning that you get to experience more than one great adventure in a day. We have chosen our most popular sports and those in close proximity to each other so that you dont have to waste your valuable time driving around. Choose from mountain biking, sandboarding, surfing, abseiling, tandem skydiving, quad biking, site seeing and wine tasting.

Table Mountain

The Abseil Adventure- An insane experience of adrenaline and achievement: a 112 meter controlled abseil descent off Cape Towns magnificent Table Mountain. Step off the top at over 1000 meters above sea level and abseil into pure oblivion and indulge in the world's highest commercial abseil, surrounded with the privilege of awesome views of the city of Cape Town, Chapmans Peak and the deep blue Atlantic of the Camps Bay and Clifton coastline at your feet.

Right Time to Visit

January - August

Temperature

January - February -> 26(°C) - Summer
July - August -> 7(°C) - Winter


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