Sandboarding Cape Town: Atlantis Sand Dunes (Tours & Quad biking)

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Atlantis, an oasis of perfectly white sand. Dunes rising into the sky as far as the eye can see. Explore this breathtaking landscape by spending the day finding your balance and technique from a professional guide before ripping down the snow-white dunes of Atlantis.

On the West Coast, just a 45-minute drive outside of Cape Town, this serene natural playground is easily accessible. A favorite among locals with toys or adrenaline junkies, who love exploring on sandboards, motocross bikes or 4×4 vehicles. Join in on the fun!


  • Exquisite natural beauty
  • Enjoy the outdoors and an active day out of the city
  • Quad bikes & Sandboarding experience
  • Scenic air-conditioned drive

Know Before You Book

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Maximum of 4 people per tour


Starting from your Cape Down CBD location, You’ll be picked up by your professional guide/sandboarding instructor in an air-conditioned van for a scenic trip just 43km (26 miles) down the West Coast to Atlantis sand dunes Cape Town.

Upon arrival, you’ll marvel at the white sands and endless dunes. Next, your guide will give you and your group a safety briefing before donning you with sandboarding equipment and teaching you the basics of sandboarding.

Before you know it, and after a bit of practice on the smaller Atlantis dunes, you’ll be cruising down the steep hills with adrenaline pumping through your veins.

If you choose the combo option, you’ll spend the afternoon experiencing these Atlantis sand dunes as you whiz along the face of the dunes, experiencing the incredible scenery shifting as your blood pumps with excitement!

Prices 2020

Sandboarding Cape Town prices start at about USD $70 for the half-day tour which includes the use of all the sandboarding equipment and round-trip transportation. Prices increase for the full-day or combo tours.

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Sandboarding Cape Town offers a playful destination for sandboarding offering gear, basic training & rides to the top of the dunes of Atlantis. Their opening hours are as follows:

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Best time to go

This activity is most enjoyable earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon if you are visiting during summer months, as it can get pretty hot on the reflective white dunes. If you are visiting in winter, anytime is enjoyable, just remember to bring sunscreen as the African sun is still harsh in the winter months.

Atlantis Sand Dunes Activity Options

Become a master snowboarder with this great adventurous tour to the Atlantis Dunes from Cape Town, where you will work on your technique with a qualified instructor who’ll have you zooming down the dunes in no time. Upgrade to the combo tour option to add a quad biking Cape Town experience.


Sandboarding from Cape Town half-day tickets

Experience the fun of sandboarding with this incredibly accessible, half-day excursion to the Atlantis Dunes up the west coast of South Africa. Your experienced guide will pick you up from Cape Town CBD and transport you the easy 45-minute journey along the coast to the Atlantis Sand Dunes.

No need to worry, anyone can do it, and after your safety briefing, you’ll find yourself cruising and carving down the dunes before heading back to Cape Town location before lunch.

What we liked: Great for if you have other plans for the afternoon

  • Driver and professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sandboarding equipment
  • Drinks

  • Gratuities

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Full-day Sandboarding combo tickets

This fun-filled full-day Sandboarding and Quadbiking Cape Town adventure takes you through the basics of Quad Biking & Sand Boarding. Learn how to stand up and gain balance before ripping down the dunes at high pace! This activity is combined with a high-powered professionally guided sand dune Quad biking experience along the face of the dunes!

Return transfers from the Cape Town City Bowl area are included in this combo activity, so all you’ll need is an excited attitude and thrill for adventure!

What we liked: Great for if you are looking for an active day outdoors.

  • Lunch
  • Driver and professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sandboarding equipment
  • Quad Biking equipment

  • Gratuities

This combo is a great value-added option where you’ll be saving by combining together these 2 awesome adrenaline activities.

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9.2Expert Score
An exhilarating and fun-packed day on the Atlantis dunes is fun for the whole family or group of friends. A great day out for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts.
Value for money
  • Exquisite natural beauty
  • Towering white dunes all around
  • Conveniently close to Cape Town
  • Sand everywhere
  • Weather dependant
  • Physically exhausting

Specification: Sandboarding Cape Town: Atlantis Sand Dunes (Tours & Quad biking)


Not Accessible


1 day


Drinks other than water


Bottled water, Driver, Entrance fees, Local guide, Lunch

Meals & Drinks

Bottled water available, Lunch, Vegetarian option available


From hotel (selected)

Suitable For

Able persons, Adventureous personalities

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2 reviews for Sandboarding Cape Town: Atlantis Sand Dunes (Tours & Quad biking)

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  1. Anonymous

    We booked this excursion with Downhill Adventures. Our guide for the day was James. He was really helpful, explained the day and what we could expect and showed us the sites and local information on our way to the dunes and on the way to the quad biking. We stopped at a lovely farm shop before we set off to get some supplies which are well worth having so you have some snacks and extra drinks that you might need. Drinks were also supplied but with being out in the dunes its always worth having more.The whole day was just amazing. We had so much fun sandboarding on the dunes. I have never done this before and I wasn’t totally sure I would do it standing up but we had the best guide to show us what to do which made me feel confident enough. We also did a tandom slide sitting down which was so much fun. We laughed loads, learned how to sandboard and just had a really fun time. This is a really worthwhile activity to do when you are in Cape Town or surrounding. It is tiring walking up the dunes so do be prepared for feeling tired and breathless. But it was totally worth it. James also provided a shade cover which was very much needed as you are in the open elements and it was a very hot day. Suncream before you go is a must!The quadbiking was great fun and we got to try out lots of different paths and routes. It did feel like it went on forever but it was really good fun.We also go to see some great views of Table Mountain from the other side.We had a really great day and can’t thank Jams enough for all his care, attention, help and humour. I would highly recommend this to all!

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  2. Deal Hunter

    Atlantis is such a cool place. I still can’t believe how white the sand is, never seen anything like it before.

    I really enjoyed riding the bikes around the dunes, really shows you the immense scale of the place. You feel really small at the top of some of the bigger dunes.

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