Namibia Sports & Outdoors
Sports & Outdoors
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Quad bike/Sand boarding
A MUST DO!When you inevitably end up in Swakupmund, do the quad bike/sandboarding trip. A 1 hour fast quad bike ride over the enourmous sand dunes of the Namib Desert, then flying head first for 600 yards at upto 60 km/ph down the dunes is one of the best things I've ever done.
It's a new exercise (at least it's new in Taiwan.) It's just like ocean surfing but it hurt less when you fall. But it's really sandy. Don't wear too much or you'll be sand all around.
Just ask sand boarding company, whcih cost R210.
Climbing Big Daddy - why pay for a gym?
Yes, strange as it may seem, I do have a sports tip for Namibia. On that morning we found ourselves ad Dead Vlei there was a cloud covering. It must have been about 1 km to cross the vlei to the dune at the end. All at once we noticed a group climbing on the dune, otherwise I'm not sure that we would have attempted it. We would certainly have thought twice if we'd realised we were looking at Big Daddy, at 1000 ft, one of the world's biggest dunes!Fortunately there was some cloud cover that morning and it was still early - not even 9 am. So with that bravado that comes fom ignorance, off we set. I can honestly say that in all my life I have never done anything so tough... give me the Himalayas any day, at least they don't move beneath your feet...What happens on the dunes is that for every 20cm you move up, you slide back 15 cm. All my hill-walking experience was useless here - no point...
Sandboarding down the sand dunes. It is so much fun and falling over is the best part about it. There are also lots of other sand based sports such as quad biking and sand skiing.
You have to wear closed toe shoes, but apart from this all other specialised equipment is provided.
Fish River Canyon hiking
Here's the path down to the river where the longish hike starts. Only attempt it if you're really fit n strong.I just took it by plane...A few years ago some crazy guys thought themselves adventurous by racing down on scooter's. The wrecks are still there to be seen for a long time as nothing really rots in this climate.
Sturdy boots, plenty of water, camping equipment if you want to do some distance of it. 2nd longest Canyon in the world.
Quad Biking in the Dunes near Swakopmund
This was an exhilerating experience. The quad bikes were very easy to handle and it was just alot of fun zooming up and down the sand dunes.
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