Welcome to Southern Africa Overland 4×4 Safari.

Personalized, unique tours of Southern Africa…

South Africa Overland 4x4 Tours

Southern Africa Overland 4×4 Safari.

South Africa Overland 4x4 Tours

Personalized, unique tours of Southern Africa…

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Who are we and what do we offer?

To experience the best African Overland 4×4 safari tours and see our amazing African wildlife and scenery you need to join us on a trip of a life time.

We have lots of ideas and suggestions for your African Overland 4×4 Safari Tour Experience, so be sure to check out our own planned routes that you can join.

On our African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours, we use extremely capable 4×4 vehicles so we can go way off the beaten track.

Of course you are welcome to join us in your own 4×4 vehicle.

We regularly visit some of the most beautiful and wild places in South Africa, Lesotho (Sani Pass is a must!), Botswana, Namibia and other Southern African countries, and would love to have you join us.

What’s happening at Southern African Overland 4×4 Tours in April 2024?

If you would like to know what are we up to at the moment, please see below and click on each tab to see what exciting things we are doing at Southern Africa Overland 4×4 Tours and with our sister company, DrakensbergHiker at the moment! As you can see, we have a busy month ahead!

Mafadi Hike

With DrakensbergHiker, our sister company …

We are doing the Mafadi (Highest Peak in South Africa) Hike from 28 Mar-1 Apr 2024. We still have a few spots available on this hike, so let us know if you would like to join us for it here! Or have a look when we are next doing a Mafadi Hike here, or let us know if you would like us to arrange a private hike in the Drakensberg for you.  We also put up amazing photos from our hikes and tours on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Mafadi Hike

With DrakensbergHiker, our sister company …

We are doing the Mafadi (Highest Peak in South Africa) Hike from 28 Mar-1 Apr 2024. We still have a few spots available on this hike, so let us know if you would like to join us for it here! Or have a look when we are next doing a Mafadi Hike here, or let us know if you would like us to arrange a private hike in the Drakensberg for you.  We also put up amazing photos from our hikes and tours on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

We also offer ‘Self-Drive’ African Overland 4×4 Safari Tour Options…

While all of our tours offer you the chance to join us in our reliable fleet of 4×4, we understand that some people like to feel in control, and would prefer a self-drive option.

Therefore if you want the pleasure of driving yourself, and would like to join one of our Southern African Safari Tours in your own 4×4 vehicle, we can accommodate you.

With our self-drive options, you can tell us where you want to go or join one of our scheduled tours.  We will arrange a tour for you as you drive along with us.

All our Overland 4×4 Safari Options…

On each trip, we take only a maximum of 4 people per 4×4 vehicle, so you never feel over-crowded, be sure to check out our Self Drive Tour Options.

We have differentiated between a few options for your overland tour of Southern Africa using ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ as the options to choose from, so remember to select the correct option on your enquiry or tour form when you contact us.

Driving up Sani Pass to Lesotho

All the tours include our guiding services. We also do all the accommodation bookings. 

GOLD

Fully Arranged Trip

We drive you in our vehicles, and supply our tents, stretchers, and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.).

We also do all the catering with the exception of personal snacks and drinks.

We also put up tents, take them down for you!

You just need to arrive with your clothes, sleeping bag and personal items for the trip.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Camping with Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Tents

SILVER

Self Drive Trip with Equipment & Services

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, but we will supply our tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

We do all the catering with the exception of personal snacks and drinks.

We also put up tents, take them down for you!

You will just need to bring your 4×4, clothes, sleeping bag, and personal items for the trip.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Vehicles in action

BRONZE

Self Drive Trip with no additional items supplied

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, bringing your own tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.).

You will also put up your own tents, take them down.

You will bring everything you need for the trip with you.

You will also do your own catering, and make your own meals.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Winter tour of Lesotho.

All the tours include our guiding services. We also do all the accommodation bookings.

GOLD

Fully Arranged Trip

We drive you in our vehicles, and supply our tents, stretchers, and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.).

We also do all the catering with the exception of personal snacks and drinks.

We also put up tents, take them down for you!

You just need to arrive with your clothes, sleeping bag and personal items for the trip.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Vehicle Setup

SILVER

Self Drive Trip with Equipment & Services

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, but we will supply our tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.)

We do all the catering with the exception of personal snacks and drinks.

We also put up tents, take them down for you!

You will just need to bring your 4×4, clothes, sleeping bag, and personal items for the trip.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Vehicles in action

BRONZE

Self Drive Trip with no additional items supplied

You will join us in your own 4×4 vehicle, bringing your own tents, stretchers and furniture (camp chairs, tables, etc.).

You will also put up your own tents, take them down.

You will bring everything you need for the trip with you.

You will also do your own catering, and make your own meals.

We do all your accommodation bookings on all our packages!

Winter tour of Lesotho.

What makes African Overland Safari 4×4 Tours Special?

However you decide to join us, we will do all the planning, including bookings and meals to make your adventure hassle free, have a look at our FAQ to find out more about what to expect on one of our trips.

As a result we will help you to experience more of the real Southern African wilderness than the bigger ‘packaged’ overland tours in massive trucks used by most other tour operators can offer.  This gives our guests a richer African overland safari tour experience.

Amazing campfire meals with South Africa Overland 4x4 Tours

African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours are proud to present the best adventures for you!

On our African overland 4×4 safari tours, you will experience the incredible wildlife, scenery and history of Southern Africa… 

Our main destinations are  Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa, and you can check out our tour packages for each of these Southern African Safari destinations in the links below!  We can also get you to Mozambique, SwazilandZambia and Zimbabwe.

Botswana

Overland 4x4 Tours of Botswana

Lesotho

Lesotho Overland 4x4 Tours

Namibia

Overland 4x4 Tours of Nambia

South Africa

Overland 4x4 Tours of South Africa

Transfers are available from many destinations in Southern Africa

Our overland tours start in Pietermaritzburg, Capital city of KwaZulu-Natal.  However, if you need a transfer arranged from DurbanJohannesburg or the foothills of the Drakensberg, we will organize this for you.

Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Vehicle Setup

African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours…

Because we arrange a number of Southern African adventure tours throughout the year, some of the pre-arranged tours may meet the requirements of the tour you want to do.  Please check our scheduled tours page for more information about our scheduled tours.  Otherwise, please give us dates of a trip that you want to do, and we will arrange the tour for you.

What else does African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours offer?

We also have the following options to include in your Southern African 4×4 Overland safari tour. Any combination of guided hikes in the Drakensberg, tours of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields namely the Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, bird-watching, fly-fishing, hiking and trekking, horse riding and white-water rafting.

Adventure Activities we offer…

We love to go bird-watching, hiking and trekking or horse riding.  In fact any thing to do with nature and wild places. While on a tour with us we can organize flights over the Okavango Delta in Botswana, sand-dune quad biking on the magnificent sand dunes in Namibia or white-water rafting in South Africa .

If none of the tours we have listed is quite what you had in mind, please contact us and tell us about the adventure holiday in South or Southern Africa that you have in mind…

Elephant in Botswana with Southern Africa Overland 4x4 Tours

Why should you join African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours?

We know and love Southern Africa and hope to get our guests to fall in love with Africa too.

At African Overland 4×4 Safari Tours we are passionate about providing the very best travel adventure we can for every person joining our 4×4 tours.

It is as enjoyable for us to take people on overland 4×4 tours of Southern Africa as it is for you to enjoy being taken on them.  For us an overland tour with our customers is never just a routine event…

…it is what we love doing.

Every holiday with Southern African Overland Safari Tours is one that our guests will remember as a wonderful experience of a lifetime.