The Ultimate Sandboarding Experience
A fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled sandboarding ride of a lifetime down one of South Africa's largest dunes
A fun, fast-paced outdoor adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Dragon Dune caters for every guest that comes their way, young and old and all levels of experience. Enjoy the unique fun of careering down massive sand dunes in a way that is safe and incredibly exciting. Sandboarding is a similar sport to snowboarding, and a perfect way to spend a few hours with your family, friends, or work colleagues. With the sandboarding rides being between 100 and 350 meters in length, Dragon Dune has something for everyone. Dragon Dune has friendly, experienced guides to show you the ropes before attempting any of the rides, as well as the appropriate equipment available to ensure your comfort and safety. Recognized as one of South Africa’s prime tourist attractions, join the team at Dragon Dune for the ultimate sandboarding experience.
Bookings are essential - to be made at least 1 day in advance Dragon Dune is a short drive outside of Mossel Bay but all tours meet at the Mossel Bay ENGEN 1 STOP petrol station, 10 minutes past Mossel Bay on the N2 in the direction towards Cape Town
International visitors price: R400 pp
All ages and level of experience welcome
Closed shoes, short pants on warm days
Bring along sunscreen, your camera and a bottle of water
10 Dec - 10 Jan: from 08:45
11 Jan - 9 Dec: from 09:00
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Welcome to the world-famous ‘Dragon Dune’ – the biggest and longest sandboard ride in South Africa. Situated on private land, this ‘beast’ provides the ultimate ride on sand, similar to snowboarding. Dragon Dune cater for everyone, corporates, oil sheikhs, beach-bums, school groups, skiers, teambuilding, tour operators and everyone in between.
Although it’s the biggest dune in South Africa, the focus is on having fun. Dragon Dune caters for all age groups, beginners and Pro’s. If you don’t feel confident enough to stand up on your board, you can also sit down or enjoy a belly board ride.
1 Baby Dune: The experience instructors will teach beginners the basics on this gentle slope with a steeper descent for improvement.
Distance: 100 meters
Adrenaline: Minimum Adrenaline
Big-Boy Dune: Scared of heights or don’t feel ready for ‘Big Daddy’… build confidence on a smaller version of the Dragon with spectacular views over the ocean with regular sightings of dolphins and whales.
Distance: 180 meters
Adrenaline: Medium Adrenaline
Dragon Dune: Dragon Dune is 170 metres high and provides rides of up to 350 metres long, which overwhelms all competition in South Africa! Maximum speeds of 90km/h have been reached on a belly board!
Distance: 350 meters
Adrenaline: Full Adrenaline
The duration of the trip is 3 hours and bookings must be made a day in advance. All gear are provided. The focus is usually on morning sessions but afternoon trips can be arranged.
Dragon Dune is privately owned which means the general public don’t have access to it. The property is also well maintained and litter-free, so riders are able to reach maximum speeds on smooth slopes where footprints don’t exist.
Meeting point: Dragon Dune is a short drive outside of Mossel Bay but all tours meet at the Mossel Bay ENGEN 1 STOP petrol station, 10 minutes past Mossel Bay on the N2 in the direction towards Cape Town. They can do pickups for backpackers that don’t have transport and drop-off around 12H30, R100 per person. Bookings essential.
International visitors: R400 per person
Groups: Discounts available for groups starting at 10+ persons.
Locals: R350 per person
Dragon Dune has been in a series of TV commercials on SA Tourism’s global platform like CNN, BBC World, National Geographic and FOX International, reaching an estimate of 1.2 billion consumers. In South Africa Dragon Dune has been featured on TV programs Top Billing, Sport View & Boer Soek ‘n Vrou. Articles of this beast has been publishes in newspapers and magazines all around the globe!