Swakopmund is undoubtedly Namibia's adventure playground. With its palm lined streets, beach front promenades and walkways, abundant pubs, restaurants and spirited holiday atmosphere, it is hard not to fall in love with this charming seaside town.
Rest in a variety of accommodation options which includes hotels, chalets, bungalows, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, and camping grounds before taking on the constantly shifting towering dunes of the Namib Desert situated just outside the town of Swakopmund. Dramatic and alluring, the sand sea seems as if it is daring you to come and conquer the slopes. Head to the high peaks guaranteed to challenge even the most skilled sand boarders where speeds up to 80kmph can be reached, or start at the training sandy slopes to build up courage and confidence. Various eco-friendly activity companies offer excellent instructions, quality equipment, lunch and drinks, as well as video footage / DVD of the big event which is included in the price.
Once on top of the dune, your heart pounding with mixed emotion of fear and excitement, it is not the time to chicken out as you dangle on the edge of the slip face, instead pluck up the nerves, catch your breath, for this exhilarating experience of sandboarding the dunes in Swakopmund is not to be missed. Lie face down or take the surfing stand-up position on your waxed piece of plywood fondly named a "Kalahari Ferrari", and zoom down the curving rolling slopes. Stand-up boarding requires more skill and the more advanced boarder can launch from the installed ramp to show of their freestyle jumps, big spray curves, and spectacular mid-air turns.
After the thrilling escapade of sandboarding the dunes in Swakopmund, wash down the sand and perhaps a bruised ego with a beer in the local pub while watching the video of the event. Sandboarding in Swakopmund is an environmentally friendly activity, a must for those seeking gripping adventure, and the dunes of Swakopmund will fulfil and even exceed your wildest expectations.