Sep - Ride the Rhenoster for conservation!
This mountain bike event has
thrilled participants for six consecutive years. Praised - and lambasted
- for its technical difficulty, this is a tough ride in a beautiful
natural setting. The route challenges riders and showcases the scenic
beauty of the conservation area in which it takes place. Private
landowners allow access across areas not general accessible and do so to
raise funds. Come and see what makes Ride the Rhenoster so
special. Get more information
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) here.
Sat 06 Sep - The Spring
The first in the "Four
Seasons Adventure Club Series", this exciting event kicks off in
Johannesburg and takes you northwest into the mountains. Are you
prepared for adventure and can you navigate? Then again how are your
off-road skills? Join us for the day and put yourself to the test. Bring
the family along as there is fun for all, and who knows, you could win
one of our awesome prizes! Get
more details here.
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.
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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.
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
||Serendipity Trip Report -
02 Mar 2014
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
||Driver Training & Vehicle Recovery
The FWDCSA Gauteng Branch offers a comprehensive programme of off-road driver
training for club members and the public. The off-road driver training competence certification course is now
run over a weekend and complies with the SAQA Unit Standards 254135 and 254154. Separate ladies' driver training
courses are also offered. Get more details on driver training 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.
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