Traversing the Seasons with XOverland

As we look back on the last two years of our journey with XOverland, it’s impossible not to be struck by the incredible adventure we’ve experienced together. From tackling tough challenges to sharing unforgettable moments, this partnership with one of the leading names in overlanding has truly been remarkable. Pushing Boundaries  At the core of …

Revolutionizing Overlanding: Alu-Cab’s Sustainable Innovations Pave the Way

Discover Alu-Cab’s advocacy for responsible travel, conservation efforts, and how we’re inspiring our customers to be custodians of the environment during their expeditions. At Alu-Cab, we wholeheartedly embrace a greener tomorrow as we tackle climate change head-on. Through our sustainability vision, we are dedicated to making a positive impact, creating lasting change and leaving a …


Date: 26 March 2020 To: Our valued Customers and Supporters Following a statement from our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa will be entering into a 21-day Nationwide Lockdown effective from midnight on 26th March until the 16th April 2020. This has been enforced to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic in our country. Our county’s mandate for a 21-day Lockdown enforces …

Overland Journal’s Editor’s Choice – Alu-Cab’s Shadow Awning

Easy setup, thoughtful design, and flawless execution make the Shadow Awn a clear winner in the pack.

Alu-Cab founded their business on building custom trucks and specialty products for overlanders in South Africa.

Their “if you dream it, we can build it” business concept led to projects ranging from simple drawer systems to stunning Unimog builds.

Ironman4x4 Australia

Alu-Cab in Australia It comes with great excitement that we announce that our products will be available once again in Australia through IRONMAN 4×4 stores and their distributors. We have great confidence in this new partnership and are very proud to be affiliated with such a strong well known brand whose values align with ours. …


Over the years, a steadfast partnership with Alu-Cab has proven time and again that the company’s heart is committed to rhino protection and conservation. We are incredibly grateful to all at Alu-Cab for their incredible support, and for their latest donation of R50 000.00. We will be utilizing this funding to purchase camera traps, to be deployed within the National Parks.

The latest news…. Newsletter June 2017

I never thought of myself as a jet-setter, but right now I am starting to feel that’s exactly what I am! Since our last newsletter, I’ve been to the east coast of Australia and the west coast of the USA. The time difference between these two parts of the world is around 17 hours! My next destination is the Allrad Show, Badkissingen, Germany. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing new places, but the travel can take its toll.

Whats NEW: Khaya Camper – Coming soon!

We are very excited to announce that we are in the process of testing and tweaking our new drive-off camper before we let it loose into the market place. The Khaya Camper, as we have named it, is our new 2 sleeper drive off camper, built to fit most double cabs and cab and a half Bakkies. We have built these before, only this time around we have combined our 15 years of experience into building the ultimate roll-on-roll-off camper, or as the Americans call it, slide-on-slide-off.

Voetspore in INDIA with Alu-Cab products

It is time for the next adventure. This time round, we decided to leave the African continent and look at the BRICS countries. South Africa, together with Brazil, Russia, India and China are all leading developing or newly industrialized countries. This block represents more than half the world’s population. South Africa plays a minor role in BRICS, but we represent Africa. It is important that we know what is happening in the four major players.

Conservation in Action

This is the 40th edition since the establishment of the Eagle’s Eye in 2004, and I am fortunate to have contributed my views from the programme manager’s perspective in each edition since its inception. The aim of the electronic newsletter of the programme is to share interesting experiences and lessons learnt from the field with readers and each other rather than sharing hard scientific data. I would like to thank every EWT-BoPP staff member, associate, volunteer and supporter who contributed material to this newsletter and trust that you will continue to do so into the future.