Flying down steep hills at breakneck speed and then hiking up through the sand to do it all over again, is not for everyone, but those who’ve experienced the thrill keep coming back for more… and more.
With a landscape furnished with soft sandy dunes, the Northern Cape is an ideal sandboarding destination and with the sport becoming increasingly widespread in South Africa.
Liquid 360 Adventures is one of the tour operators that offer hands-on sand boarding tuition and tours.These personalized sandboarding tours are situated into the heart of the Kakamas and in the soft white sands at the Witsand Dunes belt near the Augrabies Falls National Park. They cater for both the extreme sport enthusiast as well as the novice with stand-up sandboarding and the more sedate seated option.
For those who own a board and would like to venture out on thir own, sandboarding on the 500-800 metre dunes at Rooiduin Sandsurfing is a must do. The dunes are ridable all year and the owner, Naas charges a small fee for sandboarding and also rents out boards which on can lie down on while travelling down the dunes. These dunes are ideal for beginners to sandboarders of intermediate proficiency. Rooiduin Sandsurfing is situated near Twee Rivieren and about 45km from Askham. GPS: S26.74394 E20.62483
Molopo Lodge Dunes near Askham are not that high but the sand is fast and it makes for an enjoyable ride.