Welcome to 

THE OVERLAND WORKSHOP

Lectures, tutorials, insight and inspiration on every aspect of remote expedition travel and off-grid living.

Your lecturers are two of the world’s most experienced overlanders, with a combined 70 years and two million miles of global expedition tracks behind them.

So if you're looking for the real deal - YOU'VE FOUND IT.

Andrew St Pierre White

 

Andrew St Pierre White is one of the world’s best known 4×4 writers, consultants, commentators and adventure-travel filmmakers. He first made his mark in the 4×4 overland community in 1993 when he wrote 'The Complete Guide to Four-Wheel Drive in Southern Africa'. 

Since then, Andrew’s influence on the 4×4 community and accessory industry is arguably unmatched in his lifetime. He is now most commonly referred to as 'The David Attenborough of 4WD'.

His brand of passion, directness and humour has resulted in trust levels as high as is possible with his huge YouTube audience. He may have inspired more overland expeditions and vehicle builds than anyone on Earth. He is also an inspired and passionate teacher.

Andrew lives in Western Australia.

 

Paul Marsh 

Paul Marsh's expedition experience is unmatched in the world today. That's a big claim!

He is an expedition specialist with over 30 years experience. Paul has led expeditions on every continent and has provided technical advice and support for many prominent individuals, classic car rallies, film shoots & events in the world's remotest regions.

Paul brings with him unrivalled experience in building 4wd vehicles. He currently owns and operates a specialist service in Cape Town, South Africa, building outstanding vehicles and providing training for those wanting to explore the world's most remote places.

Paul lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Paul and Andrew working together

Watch Andrew's movies introducing Paul as a long time friend and travelling companion, as well as the co-presenter of The Overland Workshop.

 

 

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  • Purchase a 12-month subscription bundle of all the courses for just  AU$139.40.
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  • AU$54.94 for each individual course. 
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  •  Prices in AU$. US$ multiply by approx 0.74
  • All content is exclusive to overland-workshop.com. Some videos included in these courses may once have been available on YouTube. Others are new and exclusive.

 

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OUR NEWEST COURSE

GUIDE TO RECONDITIONING AN OLDER 4WD FOR TOURING

 

Are you considering buying an older 4WD for overland travel? Or do you already own a vehicle you want to prep for touring and are unsure of what mechanical issues you need to consider? Then this course is for you. The content is based on an actual project Paul and Andrew undertook with a team of experts to refurbish and prepare a 1998 Land Cruiser 105 for overland travel in Africa. 

  • Purchasing a vehicle sight-unseen.
  • How to inspect an older vehicle to determine maintenance and refurbishment priorities.
  • Determining priorities for replacing parts.
  • How to go about engine, transmission, brake, and fuel system upgrades and checks.
  • Getting the most out of test runs.
  • Guide to keeping costs to a minimum while not compromising reliability.

This course is only available to our subscription clients. A version of this series of videos was first published on YouTube in 2019. This is the same story now re-edited with a lot of additional material added.

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COURSES AVAILABLE

 

FITTING AND KITTING A TOURER 4WD

$54.94 or included in 12-month subscription

Understanding the rules of accessibility and effective use of space will result in a vehicle that is a pleasure to live with. It will be comfortable, safe when driving, as well as efficient when setting up and breaking down your camp site. It will be suited to YOUR ultimate travel goals.

  • Accessibility is a vital factor for successful travel.

  • Weight distribution is important for safety.

  • Wheels and Tyres. Make good choices based on sound principles.

  • Learn examples of how to make every piece of kit do many jobs.

  • Packing techniques for practicality and safety.

  • And much more!
  • Includes 19 lectures and presentations by Andrew and Paul.

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OVERLAND OPERATIONS

$54.94 or included in 12-month subscription

Andrew and Paul share their experiences of expedition vision, purpose, safety and inspiration

 

  • Safety and security
  • How to prepare mentally, emotionally & physically for overland travel to remote places.
  • Driving skills.
  • Border posts and bureaucracy.
  • Maintaining your vehicle when on a trip.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 33 lectures presented by Andrew and Paul.
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CHOOSING A 4WD. What will be best suited for your overland aspirations?

$54.94 or included in 12-month subscription

What vehicle will be right for you? If you know, how did you reach that decision? Or are you not sure yet? Do you know the real world differences between operating vehicles large and small, pickup and wagon, van and compact? Have you asked all the right questions? 

  • adapting vehicle choice to the most-flexible vs least-flexible approach to decision-making.

  • New or used?

  • Camping comfort vs off-road ability.
  • Brand choice, pros and cons. 

  • How size effects things.

  • And much more!
  • Includes 12 tutorials presented by Andrew and Paul.
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MECHANICAL PREP AND MAINTENANCE OF AN OVERLANDER

COMING SOON. Included in 12-month subscription.

Be guided step by step through the processes of preparing a vehicle for extended overland travel,  preparation for potential vehicle issues, and handling breakdowns far from help.

  • New vehicle upgrades & why you should consider them.

  • Used vehicle overhaul and refurbishment.

  • Build in Reliability and Safety.

  • Vehicle mechanical modifications & enhancements

  • Rust treating the chassis for protection from the harsh elements of overland travel.

  • Maintaining your vehicle when on a trip.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 10 lectures presented mostly by Paul Marsh.

 

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12V DC ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS

COMING SOON. Included in 12-month subscription.

Of all the elements in building a 4wd tourer, it's the electrical installations that are least understood, even by so called 'qualified' workshops. If you can understand the basics, you can either do it yourself, or know what to expect from your service facility. 

  • Batteries. Which type will suit you best?

  • Fuses and wire thicknesses.

  • DIY installations. It's not difficult as long as you follow the rules.

  • Charging batteries by solar, DC-DC and more.

  • Suitable locations for batteries, chargers and inverters.

  • Wiring techniques for practicality and safety.

  • Minimising voltage drops.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 9 in-depth presentations with 7 PDF diagrams.

  • Presented by Heiner Klaarman (mechatronics engineer) and Andrew.

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OVERLAND TOURING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

COMING SOON. Included in 12-month subscription.

Southern Africa remains one of the world's most exciting overland touring destinations. But because the region is so diverse, having local knowledge is a significant advantage.

  • Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Kenya and Ethiopia will be added late 2022.

  • Choose your routes and destinations according to your main goals.

  • Wild camping do's and don'ts.

  • Animal encounters.

  • Safety and security.

  • Make border crossings painless.

  • Best times of year for the various countries.
  • And much more!
  • Maps and travel data

  • This is a source of Africa travel information unmatched in the world today and includes hours of videos filmed in the countries and regions spoken of.

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Need Inspiration?

Sit back and watch two full length films of Andrew and Paul traveling through two of the world's most remote locations.

The first (left) in Western Australia, and the second (right) through the remotest parts of Botswana and Namibia.