overland adventure tours

Introduction to our Adventure Tours & Important Information

Why lose out on the heartbeat of a country while you can travel overland meet the locals, enjoy great traditional food and see some of the most spectacular scenes Southern Africa has to offer.

Our overland tours in Southern Africa see you travelling on epic trips covering thousands of kilometres. All our trips and tours will depart from the Johannesburg Area travelling in small groups to some of the best areas Southern Africa has to offer, this include bush veld, deserts, shorelines mountain passes and more. On some of our trips you will be seeing the Big-Five, drive the Panorama Route visiting God’s Window a Spectacular scene where you will get the idea that you can see the whole world. Travelling along beaches or very close to the shores on sand roads, with tented accommodation, well prepared meals by experienced bush-chefs and the company of professional Africa campers.

Undoubtedly the most unique element of this trip is our means of travel and our guides. Camping Adventures Africa uses different vehicles for different trips and to accommodate our guests in the most comfortable ways possible. This will undoubtedly be a truly unforgettable way to explore Southern Africa.  Join us for Day Trips, Weekend Breaks, Overland Camping Adventure Tours or on our Special Volunteer Tours covering the whole of Southern-Africa from South-Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, enjoying such diverse optional activities as river-rafting, paint ball games, kloofing, game-drives and more adventure activities, or sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity our Africa Safari has to offer.

Additional fees apply to participate in certain adventure activities, as we do understand that some of these activities are no suited for everyone, please see the agenda of the tour/trip to find out more about optional activities available and what is included and excluded on tour/trip.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!! You can click on the images below to access important information and what can be expected on our overland tours.

Before You Book

Before You Go

Health & Paperwork

Life on Tour

Meals on Tour

Overland Vehicles

What is an Adventure Tour


An adventure tour is a journey along a suggested route, which is aimed at the more adventurous and budget conscious traveller. It is an off the beaten track adventure and many of the areas that we visit will not have the infrastructure that the "package holiday tourist" may require. The route taken may also change from time to time due to unforeseen circumstances as conditions change on the road very quickly and Camping Adventures Africa and its partners will always do what is in the best interest of the tour in these instances.

An adventure tour is different from a package holiday (on a bus / coach liner for example). Instead of limiting the experience by providing transport and accommodation only, an adventure tour aims to provide a more inclusive experience. We include cultural interaction, game viewing, social interaction and the opportunity to book more adrenaline based experiences such as white water rafting, skydiving, walking with lions and even swimming with dolphins.

A typical day on tour starts when the sun comes up – we live by nature's timetable and use as many daylight hours as possible. If you are camping, tents are set up by nightfall in most cases, kettles are boiled, the smell of cooking is in the air and we sit around the camp, enjoying one another's company and chatting about Africa. For those on the accommodated tours, the only difference is that you sleep in a bed. Every single trip is different – we like it that way!

Travel Insurance World Nomads

Please note that it is a condition of booking on any Camping Adventures Africa tour that you have adequate medical insurance. We require the details of your insurance policy for our records before you will be permitted to depart on tour so please keep these with you at departure. The medical insurance is so important in the case of an emergency in a remote area (which is most areas we travel to) you will have to be airlifted.

Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. You'd rather not think about all of the things that might go wrong on your trip, but these things can and do happen. World Nomads travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers, to cover your trip essentials. Even if you run out of travel insurance or leave without it, World Nomads can cover you. We don't just keep you and your family protected, with us, you'll travel smarter and safer.

Guided Tag-Along / Self-Drive Tours

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Zululand Conservation Miracle

This tour has very special meaning for us. “Bhejane” is the Zulu word for Black Rhino and much of what the company stands for and does, was born in Zululand.

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Greater Kalahari Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Join us on "The Highwayman's Adventure Route" on deep sand tracks through the vast expanse of the world's largest continuous sand mass - the Kalahari.

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Mozambique - Big Game To Coral Reefs

This spectacular palm covered coastline that was off limits to us South Africans for such a long time is now once again available for us to explore and enjoy.

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Etosha-Damaraland And Skeleton Coast

Our adventure starts in the Historic town of Swakopmund in Namibia. We spend a full day in Swakop enjoying some of the many adventure activities on offer.

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Road Trip Planner

Learn how to create a road trip map using Google Maps, and our Road trip budget planner.

With easy to follow instructions you will be creating your own overland road trip adventure map in minutes. Our short tutorial with show you how, you can then use this map details in combination with our Budget Planner to get an estimate of what you have to budget for your next overland adventure.

Create a map, by plugging travel locations into Google Maps (Go to Google Maps) you can get a good sense of how your itinerary should flow, along with valuable information such as kilometres and driving times. You can also save your map to edit and use later on. View our Johannesburg - Cape Town via N2 Overland Road Trip map - Click HERE -.

Budgeting for a road trip is one of the most overlooked tools for a successful and stress free adventure. Costs for the trip can be broken down into four main categories; fuel, food, camping/lodging, and permit/park fees.

Use the Budget Planner in combination with your Google Road Map. Enter your trip details in the boxes provided on the popup to quickly calculate an estimated budget for your road trip. If something is unclear, hover over the small (?) icon for a more detailed description. You can print this budget sheet and read a few tips to keep trip cost low!

Create Map Tutorial
Budget Planner Road Trip


All information on this website is for educational and information proposes only. Camping Adventures Africa will not take any responsibility for damage to equipment or any injury. Before booking any of the tours make to sure to read the important information on this page to familiarize yourself with our scope of operations.