If your child can walk then they can pretty much sandboard, most people will fall a couple times and usually when they are about to come to a stop and lose momentum, so if you are older take this in consideration. That being said I have had a few people in their 60s and 70s . You can also sit on the board like a sled which is a lot of fun too and you cant fall as you are already sitting.
We dont get a lot of injuries and when we do it's usually a parent. We start training at a safe height usually half way up the dune and as you gain confidence we move higher up. It's more of a risk in winter which is our rain season, wet sand is hard so although we only go when the dunes are dry, they are still damp and harder than in summer. The dunes are also smaller in winter so you dont pick up the speed as you would in summer. we dont want anyone to get hurt or have a bad experience, if we see anyone struggling myself or my guides will quickly come and help explain how to control your body or recommend sitting and sledding.
All our staff have done 1st aid training :)
I highly recommend checking out the West Coast National Park, its a beautiful nature reserve around a stunning lagoon that looks like the mediterranean, the water is much warmer than the ocean because its very shallow , its an amazing place to go after sandboarding to chill at the beach and swim , pack a picnic or go to one of the local restaurants.
A really nice restaurant on your way back to Cape Town in the quiet seaside village of Melkbos is Die Damhuis great sea food service and atmosphere another popular local eatery is Melkies , they do great pizza and tapas with a twist.
Our activities exclude transport as many people hire a car . You can add transport to any booking the cost is a minimum fee of R900 or R300 per person , a round trip from Cape Town to the dunes is about 100km . you can also order a uBer , just search for sandboarding cape town in the app as a location , also costs around R900.
For car hire we recommend Rent a Cheapie, they specialize in affordable long or short term vehicle hire.
Hi, my name is Dylan owner of Sandboarding Cape Town. I have been sandboarding for almost 20 years now , i love the dunes , i'm always surprised how they change and the many secrets they hold. I have a passion for outdoors & driving off road vehicles in the dunes especially, i have worked in Tourism , Film industry and Hospitality .
In 2003 traveling back to South Africa from a trip overseas I read about Sandboarding in a flight magazine , when i settled in Cape Town I had a obsession with finding out more . eventually i made friends with some guys that showed me the ropes and we would go sandboarding in the week after work and plan weekends away discovering new sand dunes.
My favorite place to visit so far has been Mozambique ,Zimbabwe and Namibia. In South Africa i love to visit the Orange River in our winters for a warm peaceful getaway. In my early years i was in Ireland, UK and Switzerland. Still plan to go to the Mediterranean and charter a yacht with good friends and family.