Terms & Conditions of the use of our Website

The use of this site is personal use only.

You may not use the site for any commercial purposes without our express permission, contact us here.

Acceptance of these Terms – By browsing on the website you are deemed to have accepted these terms.

Terms & Conditions of booking a hike or trip with us

Medical / Travel Insurance

It is compulsory for clients booking a hike or trip with us to have comprehensive travel / medical insurance.


Any pricing on Southern African Overland Tours is in South African Rand (ZAR).  Currency conversion rates are available on XE Convertor here.

Payment for your Trip

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your trip booking; the balance of the payment is due 2 week (14 days) before the trip is scheduled to start.

Our Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation of a hike or trip by Southern African Overland Tours:

If we (Southern Africa Overland) need to cancel your hike or trip for any reason, a full refund of any monies paid as a deposit or payment for the hike or trip will be reimbursed to you.

Cancellation of booked hikes and trips by our clients:

Once your deposit is paid:

  • a full refund on the deposit is given if cancellation is made with 40 days’ notice, less a R1000 handling fee
  • from 39 to 24 days’ notice, a 50% refund will be given, less a R1000 handling fee
  • from 23 to 10 days’ notice 20% refund will be given, less a R1000 handling fee
  • less than 10 days’ notice there is no refund, unless you book another trip or get someone else to fill your spot.

It is strongly recommended that trip cancellation insurance is obtained from your travel agency.

The nitty gritty and more about insurance, rescue and recovery

We have full participant liability insurance for all our vehicles with ‘out in africa’ included. That means if we break down in the bush someone will come and fix the vehicle. If they can’t fix it, they will tow it to the nearest place where it can be fixed. In the meantime, we can hire a vehicle to carry on with our travels.

Even though we love to go to wild and remote places we look after our vehicles but for ‘just in case’ we do have a Sat. phone, huge first aid kit that we actually know how to use and a full recovery kit with tools.

Privacy Policy

Southern African Overland Tours is the sole owner of information collected on this site.

We will not sell, share, or rent this information to any outside parties.

We collect information from our customers to create the best trip for your requirements and better serve you.

Information collected via our forms includes your name, contact numbers and e-mail address.

We do not allow third parties to collect information on our users.

For statistical purposes some non-personal information regarding site usage and browsing may be used by us for analysis.

This information is only used to track broad patterns and effectiveness of the site, and does not include contact or payment information, nor does it include any personal information of the people browsing the site.

Company Registration & Domicillium

Our domicilium citandi et executandi, for all legal purposes, is 37 Firtree Avenue, Cleland, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

References – All references to ‘The Website’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘we’ and ‘SAfricaOverland’ are references to Drakensber Hiker (Pty) Ltd TA Southern African Overland Tours, registration no. 2013/034873/07.

We are a company registered in the Republic of South Africa.

Our registered address is 37 Firtree Avenue, Cleland, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.