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Alter Action Sandboarding

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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number: +264 81 128 2737
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09:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 13:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We offer daily sandboarding trips from Swakopmund. Trips depart at 9:30 am...

We offer daily sandboarding trips from Swakopmund. Trips depart at 9:30 am and includes transport from your accommodation, equipment, a DVD and a light lunch. We are back in town before 2 pm. Stand up boarding done on snowboards with soft boots and bindings. No experience necessary. 500N$ Lie down boarding zooming head first down the dune reaching speeds of 70kph. 400N$

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Best way to experience the desert

I went sand boarding with a small group whilst on our Absolute Africa Tour. It was such an amazing experience. The staff were very relaxed, friendly and professional. They... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Bianca N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went sand boarding with a small group whilst on our Absolute Africa Tour. It was such an amazing experience. The staff were very relaxed, friendly and professional. They didn't push you but encouraged you. The sand dunes are amazing and it was so much fun doing the lay down sand boarding. Great for any age or confidence levels. You... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hello Bianca, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and sharing your sandboarding experience with other travellers. It was great to have you on the dune with us. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Cheers, Anne More 

Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is an absolute blast, but be forewarned...you do have to hike up the dunes. We went sandboarding in Peru one time and there were dune buggies that drove us up the dunes and then we boarded down. Since this is a national park/protected area, motorized vehicles are not allowed. It's definitely worth doing; just be prepared to be exhausted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Sandboarding is so much fun and I wasn't even good at it. My husband and sons snowboard, so of course we had to try the stand-up sandboarding, which is better than snowboarding because falling in sand doesn't hurt. We also got to try lie-down boarding which is really fast. We had such a great time with Beth, Anne and the... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A really well run morning - basically sliding down sand dunes on plywood!! Reached about 70kph but not scary or painful just amazing fun!! A range of runs mostly on your front but also as tandem Others were trying standing up on boards but looked much harder work and less fun unless you're an experienced snowboarder, Finished off with cold... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such a good time had by us with the team and instructors who ran the sand boarding. They were professional and got everyone in a good mood! Loved the sand boarding, the stand up and lying down were both great fun. Equipment was provided and in good condition. The lunch included was great and plentiful. The DVD showing in the... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome time with us. It was a pleasure to meet you. Looking forward to see you again on one of our trips. Cheers, Anne More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a fantastic morning with Alter Action. They gave us transport to and from our accommodation and looked after us incredibly well. My son did the stand up boarding while my husband, my daughter and I did the lie down. We decided the lie down was better fun all round, mainly down to the fact that walking back up the... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the trip with us. Maybe your memories will bring you back to Namibia one day. You are welcome to come anytime again. It was nice meeting you. Cheers, Anne More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Racing down the dunes on either a snowboard or on a wooden plank: absolute best! You deed to have some snowboarding skills to have a fun ride with the snowboard, but the plank is for everyone. Safety gear mandatory: helmet, knee-protectors and gloves - these are all provided. This activity is not recommended for people with bad stamina, as you... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and explaining the experience you had coming sandboarding with us. We are sorry not to have a lift, but due to the fact that we operate in a National Park we are not allowed to built anything permanent into the dune field. That is the reason why we walk up... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best sandboarding in town and not to be missed. The crew is helpful and professional. General safety is explained very well and good tips and help offered for beginners. Water is provided at all times and the lunch and drinks at the end made it a worthwhile experience. Not to be missed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I did the stand up sandboarding with Alter Action and have nothing but great things to say about the sandboarding and about the company. The sandboarding itself is a ton of fun (I HIGHLY recommend opting for the stand-up option, because you get to do the lay down sandboarding as well). Great fun in the dunes of Namibia. Moreover, the... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad that you enjoyed the sandboarding and had a great time with us. It was a pleasure to meet you. You are welcome to join us again on one of our trips. Cheers, Anne More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great half day of lye down Sandboarding with these guys, picked up and dropped back to our hostel everything was professional and well run. The group comprising stand up and lye down boarders was split into 2 groups. The drops on the dunes we road were from 50 to 95 metres. The stand up group had the... More 

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review. It was great having you two on the dunes and I am glad you enjoyed the trip. Regards, Anne More 

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