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Sand Sledding Cruise

Addo Elephant National Park

Activity Description

All cruises are weather dependent. Please make contact with Activity Provider 24 hours before your Activity takes place

Sundays River Ferry offers the perfect outdoor and teambuilding activity of sand sledding/boarding. The activity of sand sledding is contingent on the cruise. Just a short drive from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown lies the village of Cannonville and Colchester. Addo Cruises / Sundays River Ferry is situated in Cannonville on the estuary of the scenic Sundays River near the southern gate to the Addo Elephant National Park. Experience the spectacular sand dunes and breathtaking views of the city of Port Elizabeth and Algoa Bay during a Sand Sledding Cruise. We are close to the Marine section of the Addo Elephant National Park. The river, on a good weather day, is calm and peaceful and offers a relaxing and memorable cruising.

Experience the awesome views while cruising the Sundays River towards the river mouth to enjoy the breathtaking views of the world renowned Alexandria Coastal Dune Field, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Stop over at the dunes to explore, take photos, swim and do some sand boarding.


Duration2 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year round - 7 days a week Subject to availability Subject to the weather Subject to a confirmed booking
WhereIn the village of Cannonville on the Sundays River estuary - No 121 Aquavista Crescent, Cannonville, Colchester, Eastern Cape. Parking in front of the Mackay Bridge Angling Club. GPS: 33° 42' 29.39" S / 25° 48' 8.77" E DD -33.708829 25.801914
WeatherThis service is not available in strong wind conditions and rain. Service is weather dependent.
What to WearComfortable clothes Wind breaker Sandals, takkies/running shoes
Things to BringCamera Sun screen Towels Binoculars
Guests or Spectatorscarries up to 30 passengers is stable and safe for a comfortable cruise easy access onto and off the boat with sturdy handrails, wheel chair accessible fresh water toilet facilities on board seating layout can be customised legally registered and fully insured Safety equipment and life jackets for all on board No Smoking on board while cruising Upper viewing deck. Maximum capacity 10 people


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Ferry transfer by river to the dunes and back
Custom made Sand Sled
Help with the board
Free of charge instructions on how to sand sled
Blankets and poncho’s to keep out the chill
Under cover seating
Upper viewing deck
Complimentary water or soft drink
Complimentary light snacks


Sun Screen
Warm Clothing
Swimming Costumes


We need a minimum of 4 people to confirm this trip or pay the minimum price for 4 adults.

Customer Reviews

dear crew of Addo Cruises & Sand Sledding, we had a lot of fun with the tour to the sand dune which we did during our South Africa tour. First we went by boat along the small river - with luck you can see animals on the shore, so we could observe some monkeys - and then after a short drive we arrived at the foot of the dune. Then we had to march on the steep dune - a bit exhausting but we were lucky because the sky was cloudy. Riding the board is a lot of fun! Our skipper Jethy was great and prepared one board after the other, so that as often as possible the dune could be down. The tour is a real highlight when you are in the area! - Anja Nuernberg

On 30 January we did the Sand Sledding Cruise on the Sundays river. We already booked this trip on internet and when we arrived Les(ly) was already waiting for us. Although it was high season but a week day, we were the only couple so we had a private tour. Les was very enthousiastic and knew a lot about the birds and various other species of the river. We saw, amongst others, various birds, white fish jumping out of the river called ‘springers’, monkeys and a very large lizzard. After a while we reached the beautiful Alexandria dunes which we climbed and after Les waxed the sand boards and explained the technique we had the pleasure of sledding down the dunes. It was real fun, We liked it so much that we decided to climb to the top again (good exercise, but duable) for a second run. Back on the boat Les offerd us a drink and a snack an we had a relaxed trip back. If you visit Addo or surroundings, we really recommend this cruise and especially the sand sledding experience. - Frank Uitzinger

Was a lovely experience , but do feel one should start the sledding on the lower dunes first to get the hang of it before progressing to the higher ones - Tammy Hargreaves

It’s was a wonderful family outing and I can imagine that this cruise could get very festive with groups and thrill seekers. The sand sledding and mine shaft drop definitely topped our list of things to do. This trip caters for everyone, young and old, and I definitely recommend this to locals and everyone visiting PE - Amanda van Niekerk

Sand Sledding was awesome! We enjoyed it very much, especially our kids (9 and 11years old) had a lot of fun. The cruise along Sunday’s River offered fantastic views and the dunes were huge. We also had enough time for the sand sledding. The organization was perfect, too. Great experience and fun, fun, fun. - Mandy

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