These are the words of our founder. From the moment I bought my first Land Rover, a 1976 Series 2a 88 soft top, I was hooked. I lived just outside London back then, but I constantly trolled the used Land Rover market in South Africa. Then, one day, she popped up a dark green, canvas roofed shorty located in Langebaan, South Africa. The typical scenario for back then, the holiday house vehicle used for putting in and taking out the fishing boat from the ocean. Just like that, I bought her sight unseen and told the owner I would be back in S.A. in two months and would come to collect her. Fast forward a few years, and I still have the old girl, well, her and a good few more. I learned a lot with my first series vehicle, and with every subsequent Land Rover, the passion deepened, and so did my experience and knowledge about these vehicles. Fast forward to today, and we are some of the most knowledgeable Land Rover Series and Defender vehicle specialists out there. It's simple: time spent with the old girls has served us well. Needless to say, the passion is as strong as ever, the only difference being the need for a new excuse for my better half about why I need another one.
Simply put a passion for Land Rovers and overland vehicles. This is the glue that binds us all together. Extremely cliché, maybe, but no a truer word was spoken. Over the years, our team has slowly grown, whether it be in-house constituents or our external contractors. This would have never happened without trust, accountability, and, of course, passion. What sets us apart, however, is that Africa Overland was never established as a business, a way of making a living. It was found because I loved buying and restoring old Land Rovers so much, and after I personally had four of them, I had no more space or funds to do the next one. And boy, oh boy, did I need to do another one. I mean, I had learned all the hard lessons; the next one would be my best yet. So I partnered with a friend who also had the bug, and Africa Overland was established.