Attention all thrill seekers, here`s one thing I bet you haven’t heard off. If you like adrenaline, speed and heights you cannot visit Cape Town without going sandboarding. The Cape is a sandy place and a windy place. This means huge steep dunes! Sandboarding is for people off all ages as long as you are physically fairly fit. It`s really easy and tons of fun especially in the summer.
Betty`s Bay holds one of the more difficult dunes. Bettys Bay is located between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. The dune really is a toughie. It takes quite some time to hike up so do remember water and a sandwich. This struggle up obviously means that the way down will be that more fun! Also a must see in Betty`s Bay is the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens also known as ‘little Kirstenbosch’. Bettys Bay is a stunning little town. Quiet and not as flashy but stunning none the less. An interesting piece of information: Bettys Bay lies within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve; the first UNESCO declared Biosphere in South Africa and is fiercely protected by the town’s occupants.
The Atlantis Sandboarding dunes are slightly less challenging but also tons of fun! These are only a 30 minute drive from Cape Town. The Dunes range up to 35 meters. The views are amazing by the way. This little town is primarily visited by tourist for sandboarding and you will not be surprised when you see the awesome dunes found here.