The Namib is not only the oldest desert in the world, but it also boasts some of the highest dunes – ideal if you get a kick out of shredding mountains of sand, which is exactly what sandboarding is all about.

Situated along Namibia's central coast and only 10km from Walvis Bay, lies Dune 7, the highest dune in the coastal dune belt. Dune 7 is perfect for sandboarding. It is approximately 130m high and has a steep slip-face consisting of soft powder like sand, which makes it ideal for sandboarding.

A quad bike is used to shuttle boarders to the top of the dune after they have careened to the bottom of Dune 7. The concept is basically that of a ski-lift, except for the fact that there is no lift and no snow. So it's not at all like a ski-lift (except for the concept) – but you get our drift …

All gear, drinks, fruit and the quad bike are supplied. A personal guide will provide superb instructions to get you zooming down-hill in no time – whether you are a beginner or an expert.