Life is busy and most of us have responsibilities...
The Bush Happy team is mindful of this reality when planning our adventures, and for this reason, we have a variety of adventures on offer at any given time. Some take just a few days, and even make the perfect long weekend escape, while others are longer, with higher degrees of going off the grid. We hope you'll find something that's a perfect fit for you in our current adventure menu. If not, give us a shout, and we may be able to accommodate you in future.
3-Day Gold Rush Overland Camping trip.
This is the place of legends, where tenacious fortune hunters exploited veins of gold from mountains that are believed to be among the oldest in the world. Mining and research continue today, where the mysteries, secrets, and escapades of colourful miners, intrepid fortune hunters, and adventurers live on - some buried in the heart of the earth, others in the hearts and imaginations of the locals.
This is a 3 day +-800 km overlanding trip for the 4 x 4 overlanding/ camping enthusiast (JHB, Barberton, JHB). You will need to have a fully equipped 4 x 4, with good all-terrain tyres, good recovery points and recovery gear (we do have if you don't).
Be sure not to forget to bring with you a good camera, binoculars, and torches.
A maximum of 5 persons per vehicle including the driver. Maximum of 6 vehicles (minimum of 1 person per vehicle; maximum of 4 people per vehicle).
* No children under the age of 12 years old.
For those who do not have a 4 x 4 vehicle, we have 2-3 seats available in the team vehicle. All camping gear and food will be supplied, except for your personal pillow and sleeping bag, and of course, your personal clothing and toiletries too.
Highlights include visits to the ruins of a mining settlement, old mining sites, and the amazing Geo trail which leads you into some of the most beautiful spots in the mountains, and documents the global importance of this geological site, which is one of only two places on the planet where specific rock types are found, and the other site is inaccessible.
You might even get to pan for gold... but whether you find gold or not, this is an experience to treasure forever. Request a full itinerary and availability here.
“The journey, not the arrival, matters; the voyage, not the landing.” ~ Paul Theroux
10-Day Eswatini Culture & Kruger Overland Safari
On a journey of roughly 2500 km, this adventure takes you from a peaceful campsite beside the Vygeboom Dam in Mpumalanga, to the ancient magic and mysteries of the Barberton mountains.
From there, the stunning Kingdom of Eswatini awaits you, with hospitality that her beautiful people are known and loved for.
After a smorgasbord of rich culture, beautiful arts and crafts, and a visit to the internationally acclaimed Maguba Dam, the legendary Kruger National Park's Crocodile Gate Bridge is your gateway to an epic safari adventure culminating in Limpopo.
For this trip, there is a maximum of 4 vehicles with a maximum of 5 people in each of the vehicles (including the driver). 'Ride-along' opportunities are often available on one of the team vehicles, where all food and camping gear will be supplied, excluding your personal bedding (pillow & sleeping bag) and belongings (toiletries etc).
From Big mountains to the Big 5, this is an adventure that is packed with 10 days of magical moments, sights and experiences. Request a full itinerary and check availability here.
“Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel.” ~ Paul Theroux
15-Day Extreme History, Culture & Kruger Overlanding Safari
If our 10-day Eswatini Culture & Kruger Overlanding Safari is your dream trip, but just too short, then this extreme adventure is for you! This journey of around 3500 km is about more than camping at the stunning Vygeboom Dam, and exploring the magic and mysteries of the Barberton mountains.
It's about experiencing the hospitality of the Swazi people, discovering their rich culture, and appreciating their stunning arts and crafts - yes.
It's also about immersing yourself in the paradoxical excitement and tranquillity of the world-renowned Kruger Park... about the sensory experience of seeing, smelling, and hearing the purity of nature in the wild. It's all this, yes, but this extreme adventure is about discovering the depths of who you are.
This journey is about leaving civilisation and all that is familiar, to test your mettle, find your freedom, and immerse yourself in the peace of knowing who you are and where you belong. If this adventure appeals to your gypsy soul, then request a full itinerary here.
Terms & Conditions
Please note that our terms are strictly:
Bush Happy Overlanding reserves the right to change or alter routes and itinerary at any time, for the safety of vehicles and passengers, if deemed necessary.
A 50% Deposit is payable with all reservations and the full balance will be payable 15 days prior to the trip date.
Written cancellation within 30 to 16 days of the trip date = 50% forfeiture of the total booking value.
Written cancellation within 15 days of the trip date = 90% forfeiture of the total booking value.
Non-or Late Arrival:
This forfeiture applies to all participants who, by virtue of their late arrival, are unable to accompany the tour. No refund of the tour fee will be made.