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“Swakop sandboarding and township tours” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alter Action Sandboarding

Alter Action Sandboarding
Ranked #7 of 34 Tours in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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$
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Ulaanbaatar
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“Swakop sandboarding and township tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I spent the afternoon sandboarding with Swakop Sandboarding (African Style) and then went with them the following day on a township tour. Sandboarding (in fact nearly all outdoors adventures in Swakop) is usually done in the morning as the wind picks up in the afternoon, but they took us out at late notice for an afternoon from about 2.30 till 5. Our guide Costa was a great teacher and photographer and very interesting to chat to about life in Namibia.

The following day we went with his colleague Bambo on a tour of the Mondessa township which lasted from 3pm till 7pm. He was an extremely knowledgeable guide and it was a real insight into the racial segregation that is more or less hidden from tourists. We were able to visit families from each of the 4 main tribal groups and even had a lesson in the "click"languages before finishing off with a couple of beers and some food at one of the shabeens. Well worth it if you want to find out a little bit more about life in Namibia.

Visited October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

With Desert Explorers. Combined with quadbiking. Our guide Martin was great he was patient and coached our less enthusiastic members to great hights. It's exhilerating

Visited September 2012
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