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Alter Action Sandboarding

25 Moses Garoeb Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Great for all ages and skill levels

Our family (age 24, 57 and 61) went for an epic sandboarding adventure with alter action. Two of us... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
ShaeVickers
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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An awesome day in the desert!

Booking and communication was a breeze. Steve and Andy (our guides) picked us up promptly and took... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Stephanie M
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Munich, Germany
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great fun” (17 reviews)
“sand boarding” (15 reviews)
“lunch drinks” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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25 Moses Garoeb Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Our family (age 24, 57 and 61) went for an epic sandboarding adventure with alter action. Two of us tried stand up sandboarding, which was great fun, despite never having tried snowboarding before, and thus spending plenty of time on our backsides! The teachers are...More

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hi, Thank you for booking with us and taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and didn't regret trying it out. We would love to see you again on the dune. Enjoy the rest of your...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Booking and communication was a breeze. Steve and Andy (our guides) picked us up promptly and took us out to the dunes. Everything was very well explained and demonstrated and we had a blast. The views from the dunes were amazing. Really enjoyed chatting with...More

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for booking with us and joining one of our tours. Glad you enjoyed the trip even though it was just the two of you. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We will always welcome you on...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Great motto - Just Dune It! Very good explanation of how to sand-board safely while having fun. Few of the people who complain about this are not in physical shape to handle the climb up the sand dune. They should not be signing up... Thirty...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We did this on Christmas day and had a great time. We went on a very hot day but had a lovely time. The teachers were great and really enjoyed it. PS: You have to walk up the dunes every time so you have to...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We were picked up on time. The drive to the dunes was about 15min. The equipment was in good shape. It's a bit of a distance to the top. Sandboarding is not much different than snowboarsing, a bit slower though. 'lie-down' sandboarding was a nice...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

First time sandbording, and never done snowboarding before either. Great instructor which was really good at explaining how to handle the board. Be prepered to walk a bit to the top of the dune. Great lunch at the end of the activity. Totally recommend it.

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

We were picked up at our guesthouse in Swakopmund by our guide and her assistant from Alter Action right on time (afternoon) and driven to the dunes. We were the only ones there. We had booked the "lie-down" option and the boards are simple pieces...More

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure having you on the dune with us. We hope you had a nice trip and safe flight home. You are more than welcome to join us another time again....More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful setting for lie-down or sandboarding! The instructors were so professional and helpful, and it was a great way to meet other travelers as well. Yummy lunch afterwards too. Definitely a memorable morning

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

A must do. Sand boarding with this outfit was amazing! Very casual and you will walk up the dunes a lot, but all so worth it. They even did a video of our activities, which was an awesome souvenir. I had never snow boarded, so...More

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Hi Jennifer, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it. I'm glad you had such a good time with us. It was a pleasure having you on the dune. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Best regards,...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This was really fun, and you definitely have to try it!! They picked us up from our camp which was so nice! They take you to the destination, and they will teach you how to sandboard. They have many different size boards and shoes and...More

Thank Sharon V
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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Alter Action Sandboarding, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Hi Sharon, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and thanks for the nice words. We are glad you had a good time with us. Hope to see you soon again. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Anne

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IceChillington
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Froggy2Denmark | Reviewed this property |
Our guide/instructor went down on her own board and walked back up to the top of the dunes with us a couple of times until we got the hang of it – and we could do the last few rides on our own. We went down different dunes... More
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from JenniferV999 | Reviewed this property |
As the other responders stated, the video is included in the price. A fun souvenir but also take a GoPro if you have one. Our family loved this activity. Another must is kayaking with the seals! Maybe one of the best... More
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