South Africa: Skiing - Snow Boarding

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Snow skiing/ Snow boarding Holiday in South Africa

OK - South Africa is a sunny country so it's not exactly a skiing or snowboarding paradise. However, it does have a winter and it does have mountains. There is one dedicated ski resort, high in the Drakensberg of the northern part of the Eastern Cape – the Tiffindell Alpine resort.

Sand boarding is a much more popular activity. With a slightly modified snowboard, you can board down sand dunes, either carving patterns in the sand showing off your skill, or tumbling head over heels showing off your underwear. It's not snow, but it is fun and it's warm and sunny. There is excellent sand boarding near Cape Town but the most spectacular is the enormously high red sand dunes of Namibia.