Park Trip Report
Read Paul Jansen van Vuuren's amusing report on his first outing with
the Club. Read this trip report
here. Read more trip reports here.
Rover Discovery for Sale
Disco 1 project built for me by Marc Rademaker from an imported 200tdi
rolling chassis. All new parts fitted which have done 59000km since
build in 1997. Selling due to Disco not having been used much for some
years. Modified 4.6 litre RPI V8 with local ECU, R380 gearbox, Range
Rover viscous transfer case, unused ARB diff locks front and rear, OME
shocks with Harvey Bailey springs and anti-roll bars, three additional
fuel tanks totaling 95 litres, 8"x16" Compomotive rims (not
the normal 7"), quick ratio steering box, NX front bucket seats,
Range Rover rears, Saudi grille, updated 300 Tdi headlamps, Gelind
Aussie on board hot water shower system, dual battery system, etc. It is
a real gas to drive. See
more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
Fri 03 -
Sun 05 Jul - Weekend Outing to Didibeng near Fouriesburg
Are we crazy or what? Choosing to go camping and driving around in the
Free State in the middle of winter! Not crazy but adventurous, plus
being outdoors in the winter has its own magic - camp fires to keep warm
with, hot water bottles in sleeping bags, coats and beanies, warm
vehicle interiors - what could be better? Didibeng is situated in the
Meiringskloof near Fouriesburg in the eastern Free State a few
kilometers from Clarens and the Golden Gate Nature reserve in one of the
most scenic areas in South Africa, especially if the Malutis are covered
in snow. Tackle gorges, slabs of sandstone, rocky mountain passes and
grassy ascents on a route that offers magnificent views and stunning
rock formations. Get
more information on this outing here. Download
the booking form here. Get more information on the
Club's trips and outings here.
Bush to Beach Trip Report
Read Dave Shaw's report of the
Club's Bush to Beach trip from Phalaborwa, through the Kruger Park and
the Giriyondo border post into Mozambique and on to the warm waters and
golden beaches of Bilene.
the trip report and see the pictures here.
Regulations for Mozambique
There are some very hefty fines and possible jail sentences for traffic
violations in Mozambique. Read this guideline to familiarise yourself
with that country's traffic rules and regulations and make sure that you
and your vehicles comply with requirements before crossing the border. Guideline
to Mozambique traffic regulations. Get more
travel tips here.
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.
Hilux 4x4 for Sale
2013 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Auto Double Cab for sale. Colour Silky Gold,
73500 Kms, fitted with full Old Man Emu suspension, ARB rear bumper,
dual battery system, long-range tank, ARB canopy with side-opening
doors, Infinity amp and speakers, reverse camera, rear folding seat and
Icom 35 MHz two-way radio. This vehicle is in mint condition. Price:
R420 000 ONCO. See
more 4x4 vehicles and equipment for sale here.
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.
Download the latest newsletter from the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA (Gauteng Branch) 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.
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
||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
||The Friends of Hwange Trust - Saving Zimbabwe’s
largest national park
Hwange, Zimbabwe's largest national park, is facing huge
challenges but a team of dedicated staff and supporters are doing
amazing work to keep the park's wildlife safe. Get the latest Friends of Hwange
Trust newsletter here.
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