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Southern Africa Ovewrland was started and is owned by Ian Shooter. He will arrange your 4x4 overland tour of South Africa and our neighbouring countries. In conjunction with our sister site, Drakensberg Hiker, we will arrange the best hikes and tours in South and Southern Africa!
08 Sep, 2019

Botswana Safari Tour

By |2019-09-08T07:36:54+01:00Sep 8th, 2019|Categories: African Overland Tourism, Botswana, Trip report|Tags: , , , , , , |

Botswana Safari Tour A Botswana safari tour should be on everyone's bucket list. If you love African wildlife and peaceful, remote places then this is for you. Our last Botswana safari tour was 22 days of incredible adventure. We also popped into Namibia to check out the Zambezi region as it is now called. The trip started with a 3 hour drive leaving Johannesburg to get to the border with Botswana. This country certainly [...]

20 Jun, 2019

Our 4 Day Overland Tour Of Lesotho

By |2019-06-30T17:54:21+01:00Jun 20th, 2019|Categories: Lesotho, Trip report|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An Overland Tour Of Lesotho. This is our latest 4 day overland tour around Lesotho and what you can expect if you come and join us. We left Pietermaritzburg in 3 Land rover defenders and 1 Discovery. A real land rover parade. Up the road and on to Underburg where I had hoped to have the best tea and scones at the Rose and Quail in Himeville but they are closed for renovations. Oh [...]

23 Apr, 2019

The Okavango Delta, Botswana

By |2019-06-30T17:59:00+01:00Apr 23rd, 2019|Categories: African Overland Tourism, Botswana|Tags: , , , , , |

Okavango Delta Botswana. The Okavango delta in Botswana is an incredible marvel of nature. It is a wild place but everyone needs to visit this beautiful swamp. Yes it is a swamp. Found in the Northern part of Botswana it is an oasis for African animals. The Okavango Delta Botswana is a swampy inland delta and all the water reaching the delta does not flow into any sea or ocean. The area was once [...]

15 Apr, 2019

Wild Botswana, Kalahari and Kubu island trip report.

By |2019-07-17T07:54:27+01:00Apr 15th, 2019|Categories: African Overland Tourism, Trip report|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wild Botswana, Kalahari and Kubu island trip report. We did the wild Botswana, Kalahari and Kubu island trip at the end of January 2019. What a lot of fun. First off was a looong drive from Pietermaritzburg to a b&b in Zeerust. But you have to drive to get somewhere. Anyway the next day was quite short into Botswana via the Pioneer gate border. Driving through the capital of Botswana was lovely. What a [...]

15 Apr, 2019

African Elephants.

By |2019-07-01T16:42:47+01:00Apr 15th, 2019|Categories: African Overland Tourism, African wildlife|Tags: , , , , |

African Elephants. African elephants are certainly one of our guests favorite wild animals. They are also the biggest and heaviest land animal on earth. Because they are so big they need to eat a lot and often alter their surrounding sometimes to the detriment of whole ecosystems. However they can adapt and can change their diet to suit their surroundings. For example they can manage without water for more than 3 days in the [...]

15 Apr, 2019

Lesotho and why we love this mountainous Kingdom.

By |2019-07-17T08:07:49+01:00Apr 15th, 2019|Categories: Lesotho|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lesotho mountain Kingdom. The Lesotho mountain kingdom and why we love this wild and remote country. On a tour of Lesotho you certainly are exploring the roof of Africa. This incredible country boasts the highest pub, diamond mind and dam in Africa. It even offers dinosaur foot prints and world class fly fishing. Surrounded by mountains, Lesotho is where the hardy and friendly “blanket people” tend their sheep and make a living. Click here [...]