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Alter Action Sandboarding

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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
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+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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So much fun

I've never snowboarded before but the guides explained everything so well that sandboarding wasn't hard at all. I would really recommend it! In fact, I'd come all the way back to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
roisinlambert
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've never snowboarded before but the guides explained everything so well that sandboarding wasn't hard at all. I would really recommend it! In fact, I'd come all the way back to swakopmund just to do it again, even though walking up the dunes gets pretty hard.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This activity is a must if you are up for some fun. We simply made our reservation and hotel pickup, all of the gear, a video documenting the day and a meal were all included.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I was on a tour group so this was one of the optional activities for us. I am so glad I took this opportunity up because it was an incredible experience, only one thing I'd say is that it wasn't long enough! I wanted to have so much more of a go but it was short. I loved every minute... More 

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

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review us. You must be very fit to say the trip was too short. Most people can't walk up the dune more often and that's why we run our trips not too long. But I am glad to hear that you had such a great time with us. You are welcome... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Me and my two kids (aged 9 and 11) did the lie-down boarding with these guys. Perhaps you could be concerned that this kind of action-packed activity would be haphazardly organized by a bunch of happy-go-lucky daredevils. Nothing could be further from the truth though, as the entire tour was marked by utmost professionalism. From the pick up at 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, it is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the trip with us. Thank you for coming with us and all the best for the new year. Best regards, Anne More 

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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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Thank Bianca N
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 

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