At Classic Overland, our love for safaris in Africa is as infectious as our love for Defender Classics. When visiting vibrant South Africa, what we look forward to most is getting behind the wheel of a Defender born and bred in Africa and taking it out on a photo safari through the Kruger National Park — a birder’s paradise. Besides…
Imagine driving in your overlander Land Rover spotting a leopard in a tree, a rhino grazing through the bush, elephants on their stately trudge, buffalo at the watering hole, and lions – the king of them all. For those with a passion for wildlife, these are moments we live for. The adrenaline and anticipation of seeing such beauty firsthand, the…
At Classic Overland, we don’t just built bespoke defenders based on our experience in Georgia. We do our research. 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. However, no African trip is complete without some…
Maybe you are built for the city life or for the outdoors; maybe you’re a combination of the two. Either way, why would you not want a customized off-road expedition vehicle? Classic Overland does not believe in limiting yourself. We go out of our way to make the inaccessible, accessible. We’re here to help you customize your Overlanding experiences by giving you the platform to buy, restore, upgrade or modify your own Defender to suit your needs.
We’re not just passionate about Land Rover Defenders USA — we’re passionate about seeing the world beyond our borders.
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.
Classic Overland Founder and Owner, Stebin Horne, is interviewed about his love for vehicles, why travel is important for him and why you shouldn’t wait to go on an adventure.
What gets you out of bed?
A wet nose and a duck-loving retriever’s breath wake me up at 5:30 am sharp. Kruger’s stomach doesn’t seem to be affected by daylight savings either.
The Drive Africa experience was, for our family, the most unique travel experience we have ever had. To get behind the wheel of a Defender and take it out on a photo-safari in the Kruger National Park was an extraordinary treat we will never forget.
Harris English returned from The Open Championship at Royal Troon with a new trophy: A Classic Overland vehicle, the Land Rover Defender.
Classic Overland had the honor of shooting the Union Jack in front of the historic Manor House at Laborie Wine Estate in Cape Town, South Africa.
We are proud to announce that, less than a week after our first Defender landed on US soil, we’ve had our first satisfied customer!