Desert daredevils, overland junkies, valiant explorers, and nature enthusiasts – brace yourselves for the epic overland adventure of your life! The very first Outdoor and Overland Expo comes to life from 3 to 5 November, 2023. This high-octane event unfolds amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Grabouw, with the Western Cape’s lush beauty providing the perfect dramatic backdrop at the rustic Elgin Country Club.
Map and directions to Elgin/Grabouw Country Club and Sports Ground
The event will be hosted at the Elgin Grabouw Sports Club and Venue, heralding the official arrival of summer along the beloved N2 Garden Route. For three days, from Friday at 12:00 to Sunday at 15:00, the doors will swing open for day visitors.
Whether you’re a seasoned overland veteran, weathered by past exploits, or a wide-eyed newcomer embarking on your epic journey into the untamed wilderness, this expo welcomes all with open arms. Get ready to stoke the flames of your passion for the great outdoors and embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Positioned between two renowned landmarks, the Grabouw 4×4 trail and the Eikenhof Dam, you’ll find the perfect spots to cool off after all the exhilaration. Nestled alongside the Palmiet River within the bountiful Elgin valley, Grabouw is encircled by the majestic Hottentots Holland and Groenland mountains to the north, with the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve gracing its southern horizon.
A multitude of pathways originating from the town serves as gateways to explore the encompassing mountainous landscapes. This new event aims to bring the finest offerings of the outdoor industry to the dedicated camping and overland community just beyond Cape Town’s borders.
Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of front-line outdoor gear, rugged overland vehicles, ingenious camping solutions, and just so much more. This is your go-to event for gear that scoffs at nature’s challenges and innovations that redefine outdoor living.
Also, many local cheese and wine producers will be present, featuring a wide selection of wines that are locally harvested from the bountiful vineyards of Elgin and the scenic Grabouw Valley.
In a departure from other local industry trade shows and exhibitions, this event promises to be an exhilarating experience tailored to holidaymakers, overland enthusiasts, off-road caravan lovers and camping devotees, as you’re about to discover.
Saturday’s schedule includes entertaining activities like ‘The Land Rover Games,’ where you can test your mettle at ‘Crank-Starting the Series Land Rover,’ and family-friendly ‘Roll-a-Tyre’ games. For the more adventurous that border on a fanatic curve, there are 4×4 self-drive mountain routes to conquer.
Day visitors are welcome on Fridays (12:00-18:00), Saturdays (08:00-18:00), and Sundays (08:00-15:00). This event is open to all vehicles and showcases Land Rover rebuilds, caravans, tents, 4×4 outfitters, outdoor gear, trailers, boats, watersports, BBQ equipment, and more. You can also enjoy live entertainment, beer and craft gin gardens, wine and cheese tasting, a cigar and whiskey lounge, and various vendors. Plus, there’s a dedicated kids’ entertainment area for families thoughtfully provided by the organisers.
Here’s the catch though: visitor tickets are vanishing quicker than tyre tracks on a desert trail. The weekend camping package is already 50% sold out! Limited weekend camping spots are still available but will not be around for long – so remember to book online to avoid disappointment.
The best part is that there is also a discount on day visitor tickets for Friday and Sunday. Therefore, Don’t wait until it’s too late; secure your tickets now to this heart-pounding inaugural Outdoor and Overland Expo before it zooms off like a turbocharged 6L V8!
Exhibitors in Attendance at the Event
Conqueror Off-Road Campers
Conqueror has over the past 30 years become the benchmark and one of the industry leaders in off-road caravan and camper trailer designs. Their most prestigious award won to date is the Great Outdoors Guide’s Caravan of the Year and Off-Road Trailer of the Year Awards. Come to the show and see for yourself.
Bushwakka manufactures off-road trailers, caravans and camper conversions. Backed by a wealth of knowledge and expertise, they offer customers unwavering confidence in their products and services. Their newly launched Kamelback Conversion Camper is beyond amazing and will be at the show. They place a strong emphasis on exceptional customer service, guaranteeing a positive client experience. Bushwakka’s manufacturing ethos prioritises quality over quantity; ensuring customers receive top-tier products. Visit them at their stand to see this for yourself.
One4Odyssey All-Terrain Caravans
Born from a deep love for the South African outdoors and a yearning for adventure, One4Odyssey emerged during the 2020-2022 COVID lockdown. Their mission: fostering a profound connection to the breathtaking beauty of the African continent. Overcoming challenges, they introduced the Bush Chameleon 2 and 4 sleeper caravan series. As they step into 2023, One4Odyssey proudly launches their caravans, designed for rugged, all-terrain journeys across the wild African landscape, reflecting their commitment to durability and quality. These two brand-new exclusive models will be introduced and launched at the show.
Invader Off-Road Campers
Invader, a family-owned venture, boasts over 60 years of collective camping expertise. Their designs prioritise campers’ needs, emphasizing meticulous attention to essential details. Step into the realm of Invader and discover the essence of the brand – where camping takes on a new level of excellence and innovation. After the successful launch of their Duo X, they followed with the Duo XS. Come to their stand to see this amazing new model.
Lee and Steph are famous international 4×4 explorers celebrating their YouTube channel with over 131,000 subscribers will be there to share their boundless travelling experiences with other like-minded devotees. They have literally circumnavigated the globe in their Land Rover Defender. They welcome guests to their stand to hear more of their stories and adventures.
Cara-Camp Caravan & Outdoor Centre
Cara-Camp Caravan & Outdoor Centre is an authorised dealer offering a wide selection of new on-road, off-road, and ‘gravel-roader’ caravans. They represent some of Southern Africa’s most popular caravan and trailer brands, including Swift Caravans, OKTO Caravans, Bush Lapa and Tuff Cats. Their inventory also includes a comprehensive range of used caravans, trailers, and various models for camping, luggage, and cross-overs too. Additionally, Cara-Camp boasts a well-stocked LeisureWorld shop, featuring popular brands like Rhino, Front Runner, Thetford, Oztrail, and more, offering a variety of camping, caravanning, and off-road accessories for customers of all ages, sizes and interests. We look forward to seeing them there.
Mobi Lodge Adventure Caravans
It would not be a 4×4 outdoor show without Mobi Lodge. Mobi Lodge Adventure Caravans manufacture, design, and provide exceptional caravans for the luxury outdoor and holiday market. Their caravans are resourceful, innovative and compact offering a definite edge when it comes off-road caravanning with class.
Pon Steyn Motors
Pon Steyn Motors is one of the experts in the 4×4 and off-road industry. They specialise in two 4×4 sectors: 4×4 Trucks (Samil, Mercedes, Unimog) and Land Rovers (Series, Defender, Discovery, Range Rover). Their services include truck and Land Rover sales, parts, refurbishments, and custom builds. Additionally, they offer storage space rentals. Pay them a visit and make your problem theirs.
Gateway Off-Road Centre
Nestled in Wellington, Western Province, Gateway Offroad Centre has been a Land Rover specialist workshop since 2008. Known for their dependable service, they cater to Land Rover enthusiasts in the Western Cape, offering parts, guidance, and an extensive product inventory. Their forte lies in rebuilds and unique custom builds. If you need any advice or guidance on your beloved Landy, just ask.
LR Service Centre
Established in 1996, LR Service Centre stands as one of South Africa’s premier independent Land Rover dealers. They also specialise in providing both new and used spares and accessories, in addition to offering vehicle maintenance and repair services. Their workshop is well-equipped with the necessary diagnostic tools for comprehensive Land Rover repairs, and their seasoned technicians boast years of experience in working with these vehicles. Moreover, they share the same fervour and dedication that all Land Rover owners have for their cherished vehicles.
Iron Man 4×4 – Somerset West
Iron Man is the foremost supplier of springs and suspension parts, including accessories such as winches, recovery equipment, protective bars, canopies, lighting and electrical upgrades. They also provide an extensive list of 4×4 aftermarket products and accessories. They have been in the 4×4 industry since 1958. Their products, designed in Australia are distributed globally. We know we will be seeing you at their stand to find out more about their game-changing and innovative products.
Stone Tribe is a South African-based Land Rover Defender Restoration Clubhouse. They craft parts that are used to build and upgrade Land Rover Defenders. They also offer these vehicles for sale on their website and have a country-to-country shipping service. Additionally, they also provide 4×4 products and accessories. You are welcome at their stand to see myriad of rebuilds and products.
Flex Adventures strives to supply good quality outdoor and off-road products at an affordable price so that more South Africans can enjoy the outdoors. Flex Adventures also aims to go the extra mile when it comes to customer service and after-sales service. They noticed that all the outdoor and off-road shops became so expensive so they decided to combat this so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors and overlanding without it costing them a fortune. Flex strives to supply good quality outdoor and off-road products at an affordable price for the South African market.
Adventure Direct is a one-stop 4×4 fitment and accessories shop. From replacement bumpers to full overland builds, they cater for it all. They place their trust in their amazing suppliers and fit a wide variety of products from all major 4×4 accessory suppliers locally and abroad. With well-known names and great relationships, they strive to fit the best products that fit their client’s 4×4 needs.
Among off-road and overland exhibitors, others include more fitment centre specialists, overlanding aftermarket product providers, 4×4 products specialists and awnings, plus many additional services as well as 4×4, caravan and outdoor accessories. Of these, include Rola Haval, ZF Aftermarket, Lavron, SD Trading, Fire Pit providers, Forever Fire and also Moooshoes.
To book you’re your tickets, click on this link or click here to sign up as an exhibitor. For more information about this thrilling event or for any questions you might have, please fill in the enquiry form below. The organisers are ready and willing to assist you. Alternatively, you can call Andre Verster on 083 640 3057 or redirect to the event’s website by clicking here.