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Classic Overland creator Stebin and his wife Roos

Take the Plunge, Take the Wheel

Before I arrived on my first trip, I was told by a South African that the one thing I’ll notice about Africa is this incredible energy that surrounds you. I totally laughed them off because I’m not one of those people who believe in that sort of thing. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. I’m not sure if it’s the way the sun hits you, but you can feel the energy of the continent. That’s what made me fall in love with it.

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Production ends for the Defender

Defender Production Ends But We’re Just Starting

For most people today, January 29th, 2016, is just another day, but for the enthusiast of the Land Rover Defender today has a much more solemn meaning. The very last Land Rover Defender has rolled off the production line amid cheers and tears of 700 employees, ending 67 years of the 4×4 being made. Jaguar Land Rover has discontinued the famous off-road vehicle, which has been exported across the world. Although formal production ends for this iconic 4×4, we are proud to say that our work at Classic Overland is just beginning. Production ends for the defender

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Safari in Southern Africa

When Lions Walk Backwards

While “overlanding on safari,” you learn, over time, that there are essentially two kinds of people.  The kind that races from one group of parked cars to the next leaving a trail of dust a mile long, and secondly, the kind that creeps along at a snail’s pace, allowing nature to surprise them only as she can. I was forced into the latter category through my South African in-laws. They had been travelling on safari for multiple generations of Afrikaners since the establishment of the Dutch East India Company.  After several trips with them, I began to appreciate the slow pace of Overlanding.Safari in Southern Africa

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