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Things to See in South Africa: Sandboarding on the Atlantis Sand Dunes Travel Attractions 05 AUG 2017

It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Atlantis sand dunes, driving north west out of Cape Town’s city center. The ever-shifting, up to 35 meters high, sand dunes are an important conservation area, protecting the Atlantis Aquifer which supplies water for the Atlantis area.

Sandboarding has become quite a popular adventure sport in Cape Town and given Atlantis’ vast field of dunes and proximity to the city, quite a few Cape Town based adventure operators now operate out on these dunes (with strict regulations to ensure that all who use the dunes keep conservation well in mind of course!).

The soft sands found in the Western Cape allow sandboarders to reach considerable speed and to perform a variety of tricks, making this an adrenaline sport suitable for both beginners and thrill-seeking enthusiasts alike.

(The dunes are also home to other adventure sports like quadbiking and 4×4 handling).

To get a better feel of what to expect, the guys over at Travelvids (a Cape Town based travel video training and production outfit) put together this video of the experience:

Home to interesting plant species and birds like the Black Harrier, these Cape Town dunes are certainly a great example of how adventure tourism and conservation can coincide.

Related Link: Sandboarding | Atlantis | Travelvids.tv

Tomb Raider Cosplay: Lara Croft (Illyne) Cosplay 13 MAY 2012

French cosplayer Illyne is renowned for her awesome Lara Croft cosplay photo shoots, and this time around her depiction of Lara Croft from the original 1996 Tomb Raider is certainly no different, as she dons those famous short shorts, grabs her pistols and strikes a pose!

The original 1996 Tomb Raider introduced what was to become one of gaming’s most recognizable female protagonists in the form of Lara Croft, the athletic, gun-toting, no nonsense archaeologist with a thirst for action and adventure, not to mention a deep-seated desire to unearth and solve all sorts of ancient mysteries.

In her first adventure, Lara gets thrust into a race to search for and collect three mysterious Scion artefact fragments, linked to an ancient Atlantean myth and which are scattered across the globe. Her adventure takes her in amongst other places to the lost tomb of Qualopec in the mountains of Peru, the tomb of Tihocan in a monastery in Greece and finally the City of Khamoon in Egypt.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider_(1996_video_game)