Even though they’re under half an hour from where I now live, I’d never been to the Atlantic Dunes. To be fair, my little car would sink into the soft white ever-shifting sand dunes and I’d never be seen again if I ventured out there alone.
Which means that joining Ozan Emre Yerlikaya and Travel Designer in hosting a couple of charming ladies from Miami for a 4×4 drive in his Defender, followed by a delicious gourmet picnic by Jade De Waal of Food Jams, gave me a chance to have it all.
With Ozzy of Travel Designer.
It was a chilly day, but that never stopped any of us from pausing to appreciate the splendour and scenery. We even got (pretend) lost on the way out and paused on a few of the 35m+ tallest dunes, to appreciate the views towards Table Mountain.
This is an important conservation area, protecting the Atlantis Aquifer which supplies water for the Atlantis area, and I was very impressed by the substantial visitor’s centre that has opened to monitor and guide visitors to the pristine, and much loved – yet not accessible without a Defender, area.
Such a fun day and our newly founded American friends were warmed to the core by the adventure – and food. Here are some pics of the day, the scenery, the food and incredible natural beauty.
The walkway at the entrance, and below with Jade in her new space.
To head to the sand dunes or join one of their experiences, see Travel Designer.