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Sandboarding & Short Boat Trip (3 hrs)

Sundays River, Colchester, next to the Addo Park

Activity Description

Experience Sandboarding or Sandsledding the famous Alexandria Dune Field – the largest and least degraded coastal dune sea in Africa. The fresh ocean air will embrace you as your board skips across the sand on your way down to the Sundays River –it’s one wild ride!

You’ll depart from the dock at Colchester, Addo, with a short boat cruise along the Sundays River to the soaring dunes. There’s time to take in the beauty of the river, birdlife and the coastal section of the Addo National Park before the fun really starts.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sandboarder, our guides will have you boarding like a pro in no time! Excursions are available in two- or three- hour tours, which will give you enough time to get into your groove, master some new skills and cool off in the river.

We require a minimum of 2 people to join this activity in order for the tour to go ahead. If there are less than 2 people then the 1 guests will be charged an extra R150 for the tour to continue. Please contact us on the day of the tour to confirm if there are more than 2 people for the tour to continue.


Duration3 hours
WhenAll year round, 7 days a week
WhereMeeting Point: A Taste of Africa Restaurant (33°41'28.1"S 25°49'35.0"E) Meeting Time: At least 45 minutes before the starting time of your activity Requirements: Sign our indemnity form. Please take note our location is about 40 km outside of Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown. We are situated about 5km from the South Entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park. If you need help with locating us please give us a call on +27 (41) 492 2355 / +27 (67) 412 9992
WeatherThis service is not available in strong wind and rain conditions. Please see our Terms & Conditions for cancellation policy.
What to WearTakkies / Sneakers / Running Shoes or Boots. Swimming gear for those who want to swim. Shorts and T-shirts are recommended.
Things to BringSunglasses, Drinks, food, sunscreen, towels, takkies and swimming gear for those who want to swim. Sandboarding is best enjoyed barefoot.
Guests or SpectatorsR150 surcharge will be added if you are the only Sandboarding guest booked for this activity. Please email us if this is a problem for you. Spectators levy is R200 per person for those who want to watch or walk along the beach.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Relaxed Boat trip across the Sunday’s River to the dunes
All the sandboarding equipment is supplied and includes lessons


No food or drinks are provided. You are welcome to buy snacks and drinks from A Taste of Africa Restaurant before the tour.
Spectators levy is R200 per person for those who want to watch or walk along the beach


Customer Reviews

Thank you so much for your wonderful service. - Moeketsi

I already reviewed this nice experience. I was there as a spectator. It was my sister and nephew from Poland (well versed in snowboarding) who decided to see the difference in sand boarding. The cruise, with marvelous views of the dunes and birds, was truly breezy particularly after a scorching heat earlier on. Thank you for shifting the time of this event for later in the afternoon when the temperature was more acceptable. The sandboarding was fun. Adam, the guide, was very pleasant, patient and accommodating. Sandboarding was easy for my sister and nephew but sliding straight into the water is not something that you practice while on snow. The water in the river was clean and warm. i must say the slide directly into the river was not faint-hearted. It looked much more dangerous than it actually was. So, in a nutshell, this sand boarding was a good comparison experience. I can not say whether sand or snow-boarding is a winner. But when my quests come to South Africa again they would like to repeat the experience. - Marta

Fantastic Experience, Sipho (Guide) well knowledgeable about the environment and birds ... Great day and trip - We can really advise anyone to do it! Thank you all, really enjoyed it! - Kobie

We loved this 3 hours trip. The guide (sorry forgot his name) was wonderful and very helpful. We had completely no experience but that didn't matter. This was an unforgettable experience for us. Our advise: make this trip when in the neigbourhood ! - Patrick

It was so fun and beautiful!!! The guide Adam was extremely nice and helpful!! Thanks! - ‪Julia

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