Atlantis Nature Reserve, about 40 minutes out of Cape Town, has incredibly white sand dunes which you can “surf” on boards. Sandboarding is an entertaining activity similar to snowboarding. It’s yet more proof that Cape Town is the place to experience new adventures. Known as the pioneers of sandboarding, Downhill Adventures (+27 21 422 0388; will make sure you get a taste of the sand. They use actual converted snowboards and are the best in the industry. They will give you a delicious packed lunch as well.