Don't have an Overland vehicle. You'll be pleased to know that doesn't mean that you can't take an epic trip to places unknown and get a quality, outfitted vehicle that will meet your needs when you get there. In this adventure editor (Harry Wagner) and his friend Royce took a 1,700-mile road trip that included international border crossings, living out of a truck, and over half of the trip on dirt roads. They started and ended their trip in Cape Town, South Africa.
"Travel to Africa is intimidating to many people, and for good reason. Political unrest, staggering poverty, and animals that would like to make a quick snack of you all rank high on the list of fears. But taking a step back reveals a whole continent that is just as expansive as it is diverse. On the trip featured here, mine workers striking in Johannesburg didn’t affect our adventure any more than school teachers striking in Chicago would affect your daily routine. Armed with nothing more than a camera and a Lonely Planet guide, I booked a flight to Cape Town to meet up with a college friend—no visas, no vaccinations, no prescriptions."
"I was nervous about the border crossing between South Africa and Namibia, but as we went through the process, it became clear that my fears were unfounded. It took us half an hour to fill out the necessary visas and declarations, and our vehicle was not even searched at the sleepy crossing."
"While turning towards home was bittersweet, it did not mean the end of the journey. Our border crossing returning to South Africa was as easy as it had been passing into Namibia, with none of the bribes or hours of waiting that you often hear in relation to African borders. “Easy” shouldn’t be interpreted as “boring” though, and the highlight of the border crossing was a ferry ride across the Orange River with our Land Cruiser."
Sounds like my kind of trip. One day I hope to be fortunate enough to be able to take a trip like this. Happy Overlanding everyone.
Referenced from Four Wheeler.