Overland

Classic Overland’s African Trek

Stebin recently arrived home after his expedition to South Africa, the home base of Classic Overland. He was accompanied by his childhood friend, Shannon and of course there was business to be done, but no African trip is complete without some soul-nourishing exploring. First stop – the workshop in Johannesburg to check on the progress of some of our bespoke…

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Production ends for the Defender

Production ends for the Defender 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.

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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 traveling 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.

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