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We, Thinus & Jolene Matthysen (Co-Founders of Addicted2Adventure) invite YOU to join us on an epic adventure!
Sandboarding in Benoni? Where? Benoni?!? Jip, that’s what we get all the time when we tell people that we’re gonna do some sandboarding & bum boarding in Benoni. Addicted2Adventure is making a playground out of a mine dump….and YOU are going to join us! Similar to snowboarding, this adventure in Gauteng may not have snow, but we’ve got tons of great sand!
Sandboarding, the board sport for the third Millennium and taking the world by storm. Here, in South Africa, it is one of the fastest growing underground sports.
So, if you feel the need for speed, adrenalin, thrills and just a whole lot of fun on the sand, join Addicted2Adventure. The instructors will strap you down, get the blood rushing through your veins and at the end of the day you will be gliding over sand and be addicted to the thrill of sandboarding.
Sandboarders and spectators, even those who are just curious, are welcome. No cost for the spectators – bring all your friends and family to cheer you on!
For those of you who only want to bum board, you are more than welcome. Kids are also welcome.
Who’s joining us?
Mount Mayhem in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
The slopes are made out of super fine mineral deposits left over from South Africa’s gold rush a century ago. After decades of lying around, the so called mine dumps are now finally seeing some action. Unlike sandboarding on beach dunes, the sand here, refined and treated in the mines, is silky like baby powder, perfect for a soft landing.
The board resembles that of a snowboard, with much the same appeal, being that you can glide forward backward and even sideways if you’ve practiced a few times. Climb to the top of the mine dump or Mount Mayhem for those of you who prefer not to use the word dump and enjoyyyyyy the ride.
After hanging around Mount Mayhem for the day you may notice certain riders doing 180s, Ollie’s and other cool tricks, but it’s safe to remember that the cool kids have practiced and that it takes time and practice to achieve that sort of thing. The last thing you want is a mouth full of sand or worse an injury of some sort.
Anyone who’s Addicted2Adventure – age, race, gender, nationality, colour, fitness level etc. doesn’t matter at A2A!
If you have friends & family who also wants to join, please send them this info – as they say, ‘’the more the merrier’’.
The itinerary is intended as a guideline only. Although every effort will be made to adhere to it, changes may be caused due to weather conditions, transport failure or other unforeseen events. Please be flexible if necessary. Have your Travel and Medical insurance in place for unforeseen happenings.
|Time you decide on||Depart from home to Mount Mayhem, Benoni|
|10:00 (don’t be late – we don’t wait 🙂 )||Arrive at Mount Mayhem and park vehicle|
|Set up of your gazebo/s, camp chairs and picnic area|
|10:30||A2A welcome & orientation, discuss planned activities for the day|
|Hand out of sandboards
Sandboard lessons start (group training)
|Once you’re ready and throughout the day||Sandboooooaaaard & bum board down the dune!|
|Enjoy your drinks & meal/snacks you have brought with – stay hydrated|
|15:30||End of a an adventurous day|
|Depart for home|
|Tell everyone about your awesome trip with Addicted2Adventure! Use #addicted2adventure and tag us on all your social media posts|
We will meet you at Mount Mayhem (mine dump) in Benoni, a mere 30 minute drive from Joburg
1 Robert Avenue, Benoni
GPS -26.182792, 28355458
Take the N12 highway to Witbank
Take Snake Rd off ramp & turn right
At the 3rd set of traffic lights (New Modder Rd) turn left
At the 2nd Rd (Unity Rd) turn left
Turn left into the 2nd Rd (Bridgett)
Carry on till the T-junction & turn right into Robert Ave.
Drive till the end of the tar Rd
Park your vehicle and look out for Addicted2Adventure
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