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Latest Four Wheel Drive Club News...

Open Day
On a monthly basis, the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa has an Open Day at its property at Base 4. Each Open Day has a programme of events of interest to members, and these are also great opportunities for non-members to come along and see what the club is all about. A wide range of topics is presented by specialists in their field, and every one relates to the 4x4 or outdoor experience. Please feel free to invite friends or prospective members to Base 4. Get details on the next Open Day here.
Fri 20 - Sun 22 Feb - Weekend Outing to Berakah near Parys - Cancelled
The Vredefort Dome is just 14 km outside Parys, offering a weekend getaway filled with endless fun, challenge, thrill and nerve wracking experiences. Our camp site is at the Dimalachite River Lodge on the banks of the Vaal River close to Parys. The camping facilities have a three-star grading, swimming pool, grass, trees and a view over the Vaal River. What about a sundowner cruise on the River? There is also a shop with ice and other basic necessities. It is from here that we will start our adventure weekend with white-water river rafting. 2-seater crocodile inflatables are used. If you are experienced and have your own kit, you may kayak with the others and back-up is provided. Lunch will be provided on the trip. The rafting trail is about 5 hours long. A list of items that need to be brought with will be supplied to those booking the trip. Then on Sunday morning we pack up and head for the Berakah 4x4 Eco Trail just a few kilometers away. This trail is one of Drive Out's top ten trails. The trail is 13 km long in an unspoilt natural environment with varying degrees of difficulty. Pass through open savannah, bushveld, riverbeds, mud, water, hill climbs and scenic mountains. Get more details here. Download a booking form here. Get more information on the Club's trips and outings here.
The 2015 Calendar has been released
Read about the many trips and outings planned for 2015, plus get the dates for Open Days and Driver Training.
Challenger Trailer For Sale
Challenger Trailer tent for sale for R82500. See more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
The FWDCSA Off-Road Marshalling Unit
The club is re-activating the off-road marshalling unit. This gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with off-road motorsport in exotic locations. Click here for more information
Latest Newsletter
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) here.
Bringing Owls to Base 4
We have a plan to put up owl boxes at Base 4 to encourage some of our nocturnal raptors to make it their preferred home. Some people might ask why we would want to have owls in artificial boxes living on the property. They might say that if they wanted to stay there then they would naturally be found there. I feel that we need to try and attract the natural world back to Base 4 and this is an ideal way to start. Read more about owl boxes at Base 4 here.
New immigration regulations for all children under the age of 18 
From 01 October 2014 all children under the age of 18 will be required to produce an unabridged birth certificate in addition to their passport when entering, departing or transiting South Africa. Get more on this here.
FWDCSA Members Network
Get even more value from your FWDCSA membership. We are building a free directory of members with goods and/or services to offer you and even discounts for members. Access the directory, or add your services, here (FWDCSA Gauteng members only).
Serendipity Trip Report
Club members spent the weekend camping in the bush and driving the trails at Serendipity in the Waterberg, enjoying their four-wheel-drive vehicles in the picturesque African Bushveld. Read the trip report and see the pictures here
Information for touring in Africa
Alan Exton has gathered a lot of useful information for travellers from his trips around our sub-continent and presents it here to make your own trip safer and easier. Read the guide here.
The Friends of Hwange Trust - Saving Zimbabwe’s largest national park
Over 200 elephants have been poisoned with cyanide at Hwange. Read about this devastating crime and the Zimbabwe authorities' powerful response to it. Get the latest Friends of Hwange Trust newsletter here.
Update your membership details
In order to continue to receive communications from the club, it is essential that you keep your contact details up to date. You can do that quickly and easily right here on the web site. Click here.


About the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

The club is a family-orientated, recreational club for 4x4 owners that stands for responsible off-road driving. It was established in March 1972, when a dozen 4x4 enthusiasts gathered to form ‘The Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa’ which became ‘The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa’ when the Botswana and Swaziland sections were incorporated. Currently the club consists of ten branches with about 1600 members.

For newcomers, the club gives you a chance to evaluate vehicles by communicating with other members before buying. Most people buy before joining, but if one joins first, one has an opportunity of making a better choice. Watching  4x4s in action at our monthly Sunday outings and talking to owners will give you useful information. The club is also involved in the following:

The club owns a property called Base 4 which is situated near Johannesburg off the R511 between Doornrantjes and Hennops - to see a map click here.

To obtain an application form to join the club please click here.

Links to web sites of Branches of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

Gauteng | Garden Route | KwaZulu-Natal | Port Elizabeth | Western Cape


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