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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
JB_1978A
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The Hague, The Netherlands

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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506 reviews
267 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a must if you are going to visit Namibia. You don't need any athletic experience as a snowboarder to enjoy an afternoon of sandboarding -- Beth teaches you what you need to know to rip down the dune. Was very happy to receive a nice informal dinner after a few hours of trekking up and sliding down 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 and recommend us. You are always welcome to come back and enjoy the stunning scenery from our dune. We are happy that you had a great time with us. It was a pleasure to meet you. Cheers, Anne More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had so much fun sandboarding and the views from the top of the dune were amazing. The staff is really great and I'd say they take safety seriously. It's a super fun experience.

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review and the compliment. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip! Cheers, Anne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Anne and Beth were gracious and incredibly easy to work with. They set us up with a next-day sandboarding excursion that went fabulously. I'm very appreciative of how they adapted to our group's skill level and let us do as many runs as we were capable of in the allotted time frame. Anne was also great about providing tips on... More 

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

Hello Brian, Thank your for taking the time to write this review. We are happy that we could take you out and spend a wonderful time together. You are always welcome to come sandboarding again, any time ;) Cheers, Anne More 

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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Did the lying down sand boarding in the dunes where Mad Max was filmed. Contrary to other reviews, I thought they took safety seriously and, if you followed instructions, felt totally secure. It was a thrilling experience with at least six dives. It also appeared more fun than the standing up boarding where many of the beginners spent minutes stop-starting... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the trip with us. It was nice meeting you and we look forward to see you again on the dune if you are back in Swakopmund! More 

Tanzania
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Super unique, super fun. Beth and her team are fantastic. Such a great story how a bunch of high spirited peeps running a backpackers hostel started such a cool successful business. Simple concept for an amazing excursion to appreciate the beauty of such an breathtaking part of nature

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Beth S, Owner at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your compliment and this review. We are glad that you enjoyed this trip and had a great experience! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Irresponsible cowboy instructors. We were sent down the steepest dune of the day first! Without any training or practice. Not even a small practice slope. My mother injured herself badly - bruises and grazes all over her face. And she just got sent back to the cars without any medical attention. I think this company should be shut down.

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Thank Julie B
Beth S, Owner at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this review

Hi Julie, I'm very sorry to read that you have such miserable memories of your sandboarding experience. Sandboarding is considered and extreme sport and is not suitable to everyone. You may remember that before you headed up the dune, you were given detailed instructions on how to do the lie down boarding. You were issued with safety gear (helmets, elbow... More 

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